Ethiopian UN peacekeepers, who are patrolling around Abeyei's mosque
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Abyei deadline looms for Sudan and South Sudan

21 November 2012 Last updated at 23:24 GMT

A new deadline is approaching in the efforts to end one of the most contentious disputes between Sudan and South Sudan.

The Abyei region straddles the north-south border and many see this as the biggest flashpoint left unresolved when the two countries separated last year.

Mike Wooldridge reports from Abyei.