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Abyei Dispute Between The Sudans Threatens Global Security – UN

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Abyei Dispute Between The Sudans Threatens Global Security – UN

The United Nations is concerned that international security is under threat due to controversy on Abyei region between Sudan and South Sudan.

“The current situation in Abyei and along the border between the Sudan and South Sudan continues to constitute a serious threat to international peace and security,” the UN security council said in a statement.

Abyei region spans an area of about 4,000 square miles (10,500 square kilometers) and is disputed since Sudan split into two countries in 2011.

Occasional but deadly tensions have been reported in this region between the Arab Misseriya and Ngok Dinka peoples.

UN Security Counil issued the warning in a resolution that unanimously extended until mid-November the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei, its peacekeeping mission there.

Almost the entire UNISFA contingent of more than 4,800 troops comes from Ethiopia.

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