Sudan opens border with South Sudan for first time since 2011 secession

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Posted: Jan 27, 2016 4:48 PM

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir ordered the opening of his country's border with South Sudan for the first time since the south's secession in 2011, state news agency SUNA reported on Wednesday.

"President Omar al-Bashir issued a decree today ordering the opening of borders with the state of South Sudan and ordered the relevant authorities to take all measures required to implement this decision on the ground," SUNA reported.

(Reporting by Khalid Abdelaziz; Writing by Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by Dominic Evans)