Friday, October 7, 2011

Sudan To Withdraw From Disputed South Sudan Land

Sudan will withdraw all its troops from the disputed Abyei region at the same time as the United Nations fully deploys its 4,200-strong force, the country's UN ambassador has said.

The UN Security Council in late June authorised the force from Ethiopia to deploy for six months in oil-rich Abyei, which lies between Sudan and newly independent South Sudan and is claimed by both.

The UN action followed violence in Abyei that forced some 110,000 people to flee and a June agreement between the north and south to demilitarise the region and allow UN peacekeepers to deploy.


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