Could a deal end Sudanese disputes?
24 September 2012 Last updated at 21:59 BST
The leaders of Sudan and South Sudan have resumed talks in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa aimed at resolving long-running disputes.
Differences over borders, oil and the disputed region of Abyei took them to the brink of war in April, but the two sides are under increasing pressure from the UN to strike a deal.
James Copnall reports.