Polls have opened in Sudan where people are voting in the first multi-party elections in 24-years.
Elections are being held as part of a peace deal which ended two decades of civil war between the north and south of Sudan.
Millions of Sudanese will vote for the first time ever but there are real doubts about whether they will take part in credible elections.
Several major opposition politicians are among those who are boycotting, alleging rigging.
President Omar al-Bashir needs a democratic mandate after he was indicted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes in Darfur.
The polls are extremely complicated too, including presidential, parliamentary, regional and state elections.
But many people are already looking beyond the elections to next January’s referendum when southerners will vote on possible independence.