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Southern Sudan seeks peacekeeping border force

Southern Sudan seeks peacekeeping border force

Pagan Amum, secretary-general of the south Sudan People's Liberation Movement, says he's asking the Security Council to deploy a peacekeeping force along the new border that will divide north and south Sudan.
Amum spoke Monday outside a council meeting requested by representatives of the new country of Southern Sudan, which plans to declare its independence on July 9.
Violence has overshadowed a peaceful independence referendum the south held in January. Amum is repeating allegations that the government in the north is funding militias to an attempt to destabilize Southern Sudan before it secedes.
Also outstanding is the fate of the oil-rich Abyei region, which is claimed by both sides.


Updated : 2021-06-14 13:42 GMT+08:00