Mbeki: Deal agreed on Abyei withdrawal

2011-06-20 21:05

Addis Ababa - Former South African president Thabo Mbeki says leaders from north and south Sudan have agreed to withdraw their troops from the contested region of Abyei and allow Ethiopian peacekeepers to move in.

The agreement comes three weeks before the south is set to secede from the north.

Heavy violence has broken out along the north-south border in the run-up to the south's independence declaration, tens of thousands of people fled Abyei after northern troops moved in last month.

Mbeki has been leading talks on the issue in neighboring Ethiopia. He announced on Monday that an agreement had been reached.

When the troops withdraw depends on the mandate given to the Ethiopian peacekeepers by the UN Security Council.

- AP
Read more on:    thabo mbeki  |  sudan  |  south sudan  |  east africa

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/News
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There is a tendency to over fill your day with work, obligations, social activities and other outer services and interactions. You...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.