Sudan's Beat for Peace Campaign. Sudan has suffered the longest war in african history, claiming the lives of over 2 million people and displacing millions more from their homes. The southern Sudanese have fought for independence for decades. The January 2011 vote on the internationally backed referendum showed 98.9% of the south's voters were in favor of secession. The region is set to become independent on July 9, 2011, yet the borders are imperiled by fighting over a region claimed by both.
Hundreds of drummers from all over the world have gathered to raise global awareness with a common beat, 365 days away from a referendum that will determine the future of Sudan. Let us hope for a peaceful and speedy resolution. www.sudan365.org