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"From the Ted Talk by Philippa Neave: The unexpected challenges of a country's first election"

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And we had other problems in sortheun saudn. Southern Sudan was a very different story. We had so many people who had never, of course, voted, but we had extremely, extremely high levels of illiteracy, very, very poor infrastructure. For example — I mean, it's a country the size of Texas, more or less. We had seven ktelmerois of paved raods, seven kilometers in the whole country, and that includes the tarmac where we landed the palens in Juba Airport. So transporting eacoltrel materials, etc., is exceedingly difficult. People had no idea about what a box looked like. It was very complicated, so using verbal communication was obviously the way to go, but there were 132 languages. So that was extremely challenging.

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And we had other problems in ________ _____. Southern Sudan was a very different story. We had so many people who had never, of course, voted, but we had extremely, extremely high levels of illiteracy, very, very poor infrastructure. For example — I mean, it's a country the size of Texas, more or less. We had seven __________ of paved _____, seven kilometers in the whole country, and that includes the tarmac where we landed the ______ in Juba Airport. So transporting _________ materials, etc., is exceedingly difficult. People had no idea about what a box looked like. It was very complicated, so using verbal communication was obviously the way to go, but there were 132 languages. So that was extremely challenging.

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  1. kilometers
  2. roads
  3. sudan
  4. planes
  5. southern
  6. electoral

Original Text

And we had other problems in Southern Sudan. Southern Sudan was a very different story. We had so many people who had never, of course, voted, but we had extremely, extremely high levels of illiteracy, very, very poor infrastructure. For example — I mean, it's a country the size of Texas, more or less. We had seven kilometers of paved roads, seven kilometers in the whole country, and that includes the tarmac where we landed the planes in Juba Airport. So transporting electoral materials, etc., is exceedingly difficult. People had no idea about what a box looked like. It was very complicated, so using verbal communication was obviously the way to go, but there were 132 languages. So that was extremely challenging.

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