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Sudan, S.Sudan to resume work on disputed border

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (L) and his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir attend a press conference at Khartoum's airport on November 4, 2014The presidents of Sudan and South Sudan agreed Tuesday to resume work to demarcate their contested border, a dispute that boiled over into armed conflict between the countries in 2012. South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir arrived in Khartoum on Tuesday for talks that followed a new flare-up of fighting in his country’s 11-month civil war. Juba and Khartoum briefly battled for the Heglig oil field on the frontier before Sudan took the area. Last week, rebels attacked the oil town of Bentiu, capital of South Sudan’s Unity state on the border, ending a lull in fighting during the rainy season, which renders roads impassable to military vehicles.

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