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South Sudan to demarcate border with Kenya

By Daniel Psirmoi | Published Sat, February 20th 2016 at 00:00, Updated February 19th 2016 at 22:40 GMT +3
South Sudan Minister for Foreign Affairs Barnaba Marial (Right) flanked by Jerome Gama Suru during a press conference in a Nairobi hotel in which the Republic of South Sudan has started a process that aims to demarcate its international border with Kenya and five other countries. A technical team from the African youngest nation met with officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and held consultative meetings, where a deal to start the exercise was reached. 18/02/2016. Photo by WILLIS AWANDU

South Sudan has started demarcating its international border with Kenya and five other countries.

A technical committee yesterday met with officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where a deal to start the exercise was reached.

South Sudan Foreign Affairs Minister and International Cooperation Marial Barnaba who led the 18-man team said the process will be done using colonial map and geological information.

“We have started the process with Uganda and we want to do the same with Kenya. We shall consult old maps and data that were used by our colonial masters in 1912 to conduct the exercise,” said Mr Barnaba.

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