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The Safe Demilitarized Border Zone (16 May 2014)

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On 27 September 2012, Sudan and South Sudan agreed to establish a Safe Demilitarized Border Zone (SDBZ), to run 10 km along either side of a centre-line, set out on a map created by the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP). Eighteen months on, the SDBZ remains militarized, and the Joint Border Verification and Monitoring Mission (JBVMM)—designed to verify the demilitarization of the zone—was suspended after South Sudan withdrew from the mission in November 2012. With the attention of both countries currently focused on internal conflicts, there is no prospect of a SDBZ being implemented in the near future.

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