Sudan leaders resume talks
(18 July 2012)
Following recent border clashes, particularly over the disputed Heglig oil fields in April 2012, the leaders of Sudan and South Sudan have resumed talks in Addis Ababa this week. The leaders last met at an African Union (AU) summit in January 2012. The talks come in light of the 2 August deadline imposed by the United Nations to resolve ongoing issues between the newly independent state of South Sudan and Sudan. The deadline was set following the clashes over Heglig, the worst since South Sudan became independent in July 2011. No information was provided about the talks, however issues pertaining to border demarcation and control of disputed oilfields were the primary topics urged by other AU members.
Source: ‘Sudanese leaders in first talks since April clashes’, BBC News, 15 July 2012