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Sudan: Strongly condemning violence in Abyei, UN urges immediate halt to fighting

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Published on May 23, 2011

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today strongly condemned the continuing escalation of violence in Sudan's disputed area of Abyei, as the Security Council called on the Khartoum-based Government to immediately halt all military operations and withdraw its troops from the territory.

The Security Council said the taking over of Abyei by Government of Sudan troops constituted a serious violation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) signed in 2005 to end two decades of civil war between the north and the south.

Full story: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp...

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