It’s almost two years since South Sudan split from Sudan to become the world’s newest country.
Sudan president Omar al Bashir , has announced an amnesty for all political prisoner held in Sudan and has released a number accused of link with southern rebels.
It’s building on process made in March, when the two countries agreed to end hostilites, and resume the cross-border flow of oil.
And as sign of mellowing relations, Bashir is said to be making arrengements for his first visit to South Sudan.
Inside Story, Al Jazeera