Sudan to reopen border with South Sudan

Sudan to reopen border with South Sudan

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has ordered the opening of his country’s border with South Sudan for the first time since the latter seceded in 2011.
The move comes days after reports that South Sudan had ordered its troops to withdraw a short way from the border.
Disputes over the border remain unresolved and the two countries fought over the Heglig oilfield in 2012.
South Sudan gained independence as the outcome of a 2005 agreement that ended a 22-year civil war.