Sudan-South Sudan summit: Pressure mounts to end long-running disputes

by Blogburger on September 23, 2012

Sudan and South Sudan’s leaders negotiated positions Sunday as international pressure mounts to end long-running disputes that have brought the former civil war foes to the brink of renewed conflict. The rival delegations have held drawn-out talks that began several months before South Sudan split in July 2011 from what was Africa’s biggest nation, following a landslide independence vote after decades of war. Among issues on the table are understood to be ownership of contested regions along their frontier — especially the flashpoint Abyei region — and the setting up of a demilitarised border zone after bloody clashes. The buffer zone would also potentially cut support for rebel forces in…


WN.com – International English News

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