Price of freedom: Southern Sudan sees food prices rise after independence referendum vote

Published on 24 January 2011

Residents across Southern Sudan are in a jubilant mood after what appears to be a landslide vote to secede from the north and to create the world's newest country. There's one side effect of this month's weeklong referendum, though, that people are not cheering: higher prices. (..) The World Food Program expects prices to continue to rise, a situation that could lead to the need for more food aid.

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