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Strained ties

July 20, 2012

Relations between Sudan and South Sudan have been strained ever since South Sudan became independent one year ago. DW examines the problems both countries are experiencing.

Presidents Kiir and al-Bashir of South Sudan and Sudan
Image: picture-alliance/dpa

One year ago South Sudan became Africa's newest independent nation. That event, and the first anniversary, were marked with great rejoicing but at the same time a sense of reality has set in as the country battles major economic problems.  Oil revenue and border disputes continue to dominate relations with Sudan which is also facing a wave of protests directed against austerity measures announced by President Omar al-Bashir.  DW takes an in-depth look at the situation in both countries.

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