A child picks up flags left behind after candidate Salva Kiir hosted an election rally in Juba, Sudan, on April 9. The people of Southern Sudan cast ballots in a national election for the first time in more than two decades on April 11. Sudan's elections commission on April 12 announced a two-day extension to the voting after many voters experienced delays.
Despite hopes of pluralism, Sudan's government is cracking down on Sudan People's Liberation Movement members who stayed behind when South Sudan seceded.
The leader of the northern arm of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement says the growing conflict is "about democracy and transformation," not land.
Northern Sudan's ruling party candidate won a gubernatorial election over a candidate from South Sudan's ruling party in a vote that party rejected as fraudulent.
The next two weeks will include a slew of elections on the African continent. Guest blogger Alex Thurston takes a look at the issues at play in some of the polls.
Violence in towns along Sudan's north-south border has prompted a flurry of accusations that are setting a poor stage for the country to peacefully split this summer.
South Sudan's charges that Khartoum is arming rebel movements to destabilize the future independent country could further strain between the historic rivals.
The response of Sudan's government to Egypt-inspired protests last week shows it will go to great lengths to maintain control over its remaining territory.
The protests in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, were against politics as usual, not only the government of President Omar al-Bashir.
Lines were long on the peaceful second day of voting in South Sudan's independence referendum. But concerns rose over clashes in the Abyei region, along the north-south border.
Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir said Tuesday that he would 'celebrate' South Sudan's decision on whether to secede after its Jan. 9 referendum on the issue.