Violence has flared along the Sudan-South Sudan border since South Sudan
seceded last year, and some experts worry the conflict could grow.
The two sides remain locked in disputes over issues including the position of
their border, control of the disputed Abyei territory, and what transit fees
South Sudan pays its northern neighbor to export oil from Port Sudan.
Tensions have been further exacerbated since South Sudan shut down all its oil
fields in January in protest of Khartoum’s seizure of crude it said was to
make up for unpaid fees.
Clooney also plans to meet with US President Barack Obama and Secretary of
State Hillary Clinton to discuss the humanitarian crisis.
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