There will not be North without South and no South without North


Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (R) sits with his South Sudanese counterpart Salva Kiir (L) during a welcome ceremony at Khartoum airport on 3 September, 2013

Omer Hussein, Sudanese peace activist

KHARTOUM, 5 September 2013 (IRIN) - The presidents of Sudan and South Sudan pledged at a summit in Khartoum on 3 September to turn the page in their relations after reaching agreements on political and bilateral cooperation.

Omer Hussein, 40, from the troubled Sudanese state of South Kordofan, has heard similar pledges before, starting with the civil war-ending Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in 2005, which led to the secession of South Sudan. He hopes that the political will behind the c...

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