Omar al-Bashir Orders Borders Reopened With South Sudan

President Omar al-BashirSudanese President Omar al-Bashir has ordered land and river border crossings with South Sudan reopened, after agreements signed last month that eased tensions between the neighboring states.

Sudan’s state-run media said Sunday that Bashir “ordered the opening of all the highway or river gates on the border.” The directive came as the president met with his new ambassador to South Sudan, Mutrif Siddiq, who then left to assume his duties in the South Sudanese capital, Juba.

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