Officials in South Sudan have criticised Khartoum's refusal to withdraw its troops from the Abyei region.
An Egyptian academic examines the decision by the country's military leaders last Wednesday, to keep Egypt's decades-old emergency law until June 2012.
In our continuing series on South Sudan, we speak to the wise old man of South Sudan.
RFI's Billie O'Kadameri meets an activist and former minister to discuss lingering suspicions and mistrust between the new nation and Khartoum... and the challenges facing South Sudan.
Now for today's instalment of our series "Voices" from the new nation of South Sudan.
Time now for part three of our special six part series on South Sudan.
The country's push for independence was partly linked to the marginalistion of the largely Christian population in the south.
South Sudan declared its independence on 9July but its still facing significant challenges with the government of Sudan.
On Sunday, the Democratic Republic of Congo's ruling party nominated incumbent head of state Joseph Kabila as their candidate in November's presidential election.
The government of southern Sudan is accusing the north of provocation.