At long last! After 38 years of brutal civil war between Arabs in the north and Christians in the south, there may be hope for the genocide-ridden Sudan. The country is now conducting the final step of a peace deal organized six years ago that will create a new country called South Sudan. On Sunday, voting commenced at 2,600 polling stations monitored by former President Jimmy Carter's non-profit organization, the Carter Center. There were fears that voting would be delayed due to Sudan's extreme poverty and 20 percent literacy rate. But Carter says the voting process has been "very orderly, very enthusiastic." The next step is ensuring that northern Sudan will recognize the voting outcome, and that South Sudan will manage to stay afloat, despite the fact that the rebel soldiers who currently run the south can't read or write.