THE SUDAN: To Be Continued

For ten days, in town and jungle and across miles of desert, the people of the Sudan cast their ballots in the first election since their country became wholly independent in 1956. Among the sophisticated Arabs of Khartoum, the balloting went off without a hitch. But in the western deserts, election officials in jouncing jeeps had to chase down camel-riding nomads to collect their ballots. In the Nuba region, voter identification was complicated by the local habit of naming all eldest sons Cuckoo. Several precincts in the eastern mountains reported that voters were showing up with entirely different names from...

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