ABYEI, Sudan | Residents of southern Sudan, an area that is already semi-autonomous, will vote in January on whether to separate from the north. But many issues -- from how to distribute oil wealth to even where the border would…

ABYEI, Sudan | Villagers in the contested area of Abyei, along the north-south border that spans Sudan, express their concerns about security and economic conditions in the slowly rebuilding town and their hopes for the future.

As presidential elections and a vote on north-south succession approach, Zach Vertin of the International Crisis Group sat down with NewsHour special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro in Sudan to discuss the challenges the country still faces.

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