Sudan and South Sudan inked in March 2012 a framework agreement allowing citizens of both states to enjoy freedom of residence, freedom of movement, freedom to undertake economic activity and freedom to acquire and dispose property.
However, it was not signed until 27 September as one of nine deals agreed between the presidents of Sudan and South Sudan at African Union mediated talks in Addis Ababa.
The delay was caused by increased tensions after a border conflict in April over the disputed Heglig/Panthou are on the north-south border.
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