The South Sudanese army (SPLA) says it has observed a huge military build-up at the border with neighbouring Sudan with which it has been unable to settle a number of post-secession differences.

A Sudanese Antonov at El Geneina airport. A military aircraft similar to this is suspected of carrying out attacks on South Sudan’s northern border states recently (FILE)

“There has been unusual military activities in the border areas for the past days. Our forces in Sirmalaka have reported [the] movement of dozens of tanks and armoured trucks, artillery and other heavy weaponry around border areas in the past weeks,” Major General Manyok Barac, SPLA’s fifth division commander in Western Bahr el Ghazal, told Sudan Tribune on Wednesday. […]