Sudanese leaders ink oil and trade deals

The leaders of Sudan and South Sudan have agreed deals on trade, oil and security, easing tensions that brought them to the brink of war in April.

Omar al-Bashir and Southern counterpart Salva Kiir signed the accords after days of talks in Ethiopia’s capital.

They agreed to set up a demilitarised buffer zone, and concluded other deals that may allow oil sales to resume.

But the sides have not thrashed out border issues including the flashpoint region of Abyei that they both claim.

South Sudan gained independence last year after more than two decades of civil war.

Mr Kiir said the agreements signed on Thursday brought to an end the long conflict and hailed a “great day in the history of the region”.

Mr Bashir described his Southern counterpart as a “partner in peace” and hinted that there would be talks to open the border.

  • 5thDrawer

    The ‘Al-Shishkababs’ will be aiming for both of them ….

  • 5thDrawer

    The ‘Al-Shishkababs’ will be aiming for both of them ….

  • NAYYASHME3RAB

    BREAKING NEWS: The Muslim Brotherhood has scheduled Oct. 10 for the start of mass protests
    against King Abdullah II and ordered its members to start mobilizing at least
    50,000 demonstrators for daily demonstrations until he bows to their will. The
    king has until then to accept the MB’s demand for Jordan’s transition to a
    constitutional monarchy and electoral reform. debkafile also reports. Israel is
    worried about the Arab Spring throwing up another Islamist state next door.
    Saudi royals fear they are next in line.

  • NAYYASHME3RAB

    BREAKING NEWS: The Muslim Brotherhood has scheduled Oct. 10 for the start of mass protests
    against King Abdullah II and ordered its members to start mobilizing at least
    50,000 demonstrators for daily demonstrations until he bows to their will. The
    king has until then to accept the MB’s demand for Jordan’s transition to a
    constitutional monarchy and electoral reform. debkafile also reports. Israel is
    worried about the Arab Spring throwing up another Islamist state next door.
    Saudi royals fear they are next in line.

    • 5thDrawer

      Jordan has already revamped one third of it’s ‘constitution’ ahead of any kind of revolting ‘spring’ moves. The people recognized the benefit of a slow transition – and Abdullah seems smarter than most.
      Other countries, like Egypt, had revolts … and now try to ‘dialogue’ up a constitution from nothing. Hard way – considering all the tribal idiots out there – and will ultimately take longer than Jordan to achieve.
      If there’s any ‘mobilizing’, it will only be outsiders or idiots. Better if they run off to Syria.

  • NAYYASHME3RAB

    us foreign department official said that he expects the flee syrian army to defeat assads regime in novembre; he did not mention which year though

  • NAYYASHME3RAB

    us foreign department official said that he expects the flee syrian army to defeat assads regime in novembre; he did not mention which year though