As Votes Are Counted In Sudan, Status Of Oil-rich Abyei Remains Uncertain02:35
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The final vote tally won't be announced until next month, but preliminary results from Sudan's referendum show the African country will likely be split in two, creating a new independent nation.

The vote is part of a peace deal that ended a civil war between the Arab north and the Christian south. If the south secedes, one of the challenges will be  figuring out the status of the disputed oil-rich area called Abyei, which is claimed by both sides. The BBC's James Copnall reports.

This segment aired on January 17, 2011.

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