Progress in Sudan border dispute

There has been progress on settling the border between north and south Sudan, a dispute that has been amplified because significant oil revenue is in play.

From the BBC:

North and south Sudan have accepted a ruling by judges in The Hague which gives the north control of an oilfield.

The Permanent Court of Arbitration redrew the boundaries of Abyei region, which became a flashpoint during a 22-year-long war between north and south.

They reduced the size of the region, putting the Heglig oilfield outside of Abyei – where most of the population is said to be loyal to the south.

The north declared the ruling a victory while the south said it was satisfied.

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