Omar al-Bashir on first visit to independent South Sudan
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Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir visits South Sudan on Friday. Al-Bashir and South Sudanese President Salva Kiir will discuss how to implement security agreements the two countries signed in September and the status of the contested region of Abyei. Khartoum and Juba almost resuming hostilities last summer over the issue of oil. Aly Verjee, a Sudan researcher at the Rift valley Institute in Nairobi looks at relations between the two countries since the south broke away in 2011.
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