Following nearly three weeks of intense negotiations in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, delegations from North and South Sudan reached an agreement on 26 September, on both oil production and the setting up of a demilitarized zone along the disputed 1,800km North-South border.

Presidents ‘Umar al-Bashir of Sudan and Salva Kiir of South Sudan signed accords on trade and oil the following day, before the two countries’ respective defense ministers inked a parallel deal for the establishment of the demilitarized buffer zone. (CONTINUED - 1005 WORDS)