Tuesday, May 31, 2011

North - South Sudan Crisis -- News Updates May 31, 2011

North-South Sudan Agree On Demilitarized Zone Along Border -- Voice of America

North and south Sudan have agreed to set up a joint security mechanism to manage tensions along their disputed frontier once the country splits into two in July. The deal establishes a demilitarized zone to be jointly monitored under international supervision. Ethiopia is offering to send peacekeepers to act as a buffer between opposing forces.

Senior northern and southern military commanders signed the accord late Monday after three days of talks at an Addis Ababa hotel.

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More News On The Conflict Between Birth And South Sudan

Sudan agrees demilitirised zone for north-south border -- BBC
Sudan's north and south agree to demilitarised border zone -- The Guardian
North, south Sudan agree on demilitarised zone -- AFP
North, South Sudan agree demilitarised zone - AU -- Reuters
Sudan, Southern Sudan agree to border talks over disputed region -- CNN
North, south Sudan discuss Abyei as tension simmers -- Reuters
North Sudan demands South withdraws troops from border states -- Irish Times
Sudan Says Southern Troops in North Will Be 'Legitimate Targets' -- SFGate/Bloomberg
Sudan Border Strategy May Bring in Ethiopian Peacekeepers -- New York Times
Thousands flee Sudanese bombing amid food and fuel shortages -- Washington Post
Fresh Crisis as South Sudan Inches to Independence -- Alert Net
Abyei occupation makes it harder to avoid war -- Katrina Manson, Financial Times
Sudan’s Peaceful Partition, at Risk -- Douglas H. Johnson, New York Times
Massive Humanitarian Tragedy in Abyei (And How to Prevent it from Getting Worse) -- Mark Goldberg, UN Dispatch
Why Kenya, Uganda should shiver over Sudan’s Abyei crisis -- Charles Onyango-Obbo, The East African
TIMELINE-Sudan's disputed Abyei region -- Reuters

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