African Union mediator Thabo Mbeki was expected in the Sudanese capital on Thursday night to help push Sudan and South Sudan back to talks, which were suspended after border fighting last month.
The two countries did not comply with a United Nations Security Council demand that they resume the talks by Wednesday, but Mbeki and other diplomats are nonetheless trying to get negotiations restarted.
“President Mbeki will arrive this evening in Khartoum,” foreign ministry spokesman Al-Obeid Meruh told AFP.
The former South African president would meet over two days with Sudan‘s President Omar al-Bashir and other officials, Meruh added.
Mbeki is also
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