Fighting in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile and the stalled negotiations between north and south need attention.
The governments of Sudan and South Sudan deserve real credit for the south’s smooth transition to independence in July, but there remain difficult issues outstanding between them.
An interim agreement on management of the disputed border area of Abyei has yet to be fully implemented. They have still to agree practical arrangements for border transits, with the result that north/south trade is at a virtual standstill.
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