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South Sudan to start demarcating border with Kenya

21 February 2016, 22:20 Arap Yego

Nairobi - The Republic of South Sudan has started a process that aims to demarcate its international border with Kenya and five other countries.

A technical committee from Africa's youngest nation on Thursday met with officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and held a consultative meetin, where a deal to start the exercise was reached.

Speaking to the press in Nairobi, South Sudan's Foreign Affairs Minister and International Cooperation Marial Barnaba who led the 18-man team said the border delimitation process will be done using colonial map and geological information.

"We have started the process with Uganda and now we want to do the same with Kenya. We shall consult old maps and data that were used by our colonial masters in the 1912 to conduct the exercise. We want to sort out this issue amicably without upsetting anyone," said Barnaba.

"Our technical committee will work with the Kenyan team and communities staying around the border. We shall sensitize them first before beginning the process which we hope will be acceptable to everyone and will satisfy all communities in both countries," he added.

Jerome Surur, the chairperson of South Sudan boundary demarcation team said their counterparts from Kenya will be visiting Juba next month to continue with consultative meetings before the process formally begins.

"Our border with Kenya is about 317 km and most of it was not properly demarcated by colonialists. We know resolving an issue that the colonialists could not adreess will be not easy, but we are equal to the task," said Surur.

The controversial Elmi triangle, a scene of bloody conflicts between communities residing Kenya and South Sudan, is among the hotspots the delimitation team from both countries are expected to handle.

Members of the Toposa community have over the years clashed with their Turkana neighbours in cross-border cattle raids, which have left scores of people dead and many injured

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