Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir looks on before addressing the nation on the eve of the anniversary of the its 60th Independence Day at the presidential palace in Khartoum, Sudan December 31, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah
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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Wednesday ordered the reopening of the country's contested borders with South Sudan, state media reported after a dispute that in 2012 led to armed conflict.Bashir's move came days after media reports that South Sudanese President Salva Kiir ordered his troops to withdraw to five miles (eight kilometres) from the border with Sudan.Hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese have fled to neighbouring countries during the conflict, including to Sudan.
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