Bashir says Sudan, South need peace: Mbeki

2012-05-19 23:19

Khartoum - Sudan and South Sudan need peace and Khartoum is committed to all security agreements it has signed, African Union mediator Thabo Mbeki on Saturday quoted the Sudanese leader as saying after talks.

"President Bashir confirmed that he believes the two nations... are in need of peace," Mbeki said in a statement after meeting Omar al-Bashir.

The meeting with Bashir capped two days of talks with Sudanese officials as Mbeki tries to push Sudan and South Sudan back to talks, which were suspended after border fighting last month.

He was expected to continue his diplomacy in the South Sudanese capital Juba on Sunday.

Sudan and South Sudan did not comply with a United Nations Security Council demand that they resume the talks by Wednesday, but Mbeki and other diplomats are nonetheless trying to get negotiations restarted.

  • AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-05-19 23:58

    How come planes of SA (ex) Presidents keep landing at the wrong airports. In the Libyan civil war, they kept landing in Tripoli instead of Benghazi ! Now Mbeki's plane lands in Khartoun and Juba, instead of Beijing. China is the only one who could FORCE peace in N and S Sudan, being their largest OIL custumer, and through this, basically being in control of their economies!!! But, than maybe the AU rule, not to attack other African Heads of State, has now been extended to BRICS Leaders !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Floyd - 2012-05-20 00:26

    "African Union mediator Thabo Mbeki";Mxxm! All I'm eagerly trying to figure out is whether or not remuneration for this role is performance based. Keenly awating a success story. Am certainly not suggesting it should not be done but, seriously!!

      Mbulelo - 2012-05-20 08:29

      You're missing the point my friend.The article is abt peace efforts in Sudan and all you're thinking of is remuneration.Mbeki is working hard for Africa,just acknoledge his ladership and intelligence.

      Floyd - 2012-05-20 12:02

      @Le; Give me a list of success stories or even 1 and call me a fool. "commands respect out in the world out there"! That's some imagination you have there, unless a few African countries make up the world in your view. @Mbulelo; I never said he's not working hard not coz I don't know that. My question is; He's been working hard for a while and details of his achievements are not forthcoming. In my world hard work is remunerated somehow no wonder the association doesn't buffles me like it does you. Peace!

      Floyd - 2012-05-20 17:00

      Le: Just raise your bar a little higher and stop embarrassing yourself. I suppose by your continual reference to your dancing buffoon you may be referring to the current state president? Is that your benchmark? How sad! Raise your bar! Those standards are waaaaay too low. I would have thought you would give citizens of those countries a bit of respect if anything. Getting a loser of an election stuffed down your throat as a president, bombing a new state coz they disagree with you on how to handle their own natural resources, let alone the instigator refusing to clear his name in an international court where he’s on their most wanted list (don’t get tempted to suggest who else has to be in that list coz I don’t care, refer them if you so wish). I wouldn't want to get to our voting record in the Security Council during that tenure. Pathetic! Mxxxm!

  • zolisa.dlokovu - 2012-05-20 04:38

    Thank you Mr Mbeki for all your efforts.We are watching you Zizi.My president.u r a true african.master of african politics

  • Pieter Mulder - 2012-05-20 06:46

    Peace for what . You can't take the animal out of them, it has been like that for years.

      Mbulelo - 2012-05-20 08:34

      shut up you sick bastard

  • Charles-Bronson - 2012-05-20 06:52

    ANCancer, where is your outcry? I do not year you!

      Mbulelo - 2012-05-20 08:35

      are you mad?

  • Kevin Avnon - 2012-05-20 10:21

    Sort out the mess you created in your own backyard (Zim). In July 2008, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno Ocampo, accused al-Bashir of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in Darfur.

  • rikahaggar - 2012-05-20 22:11

    Wow, this article is about a country battling for peace and all you guys hammer is Mbeki... I live in Sudan and have seen his efforts first hand... To which I say good on him!!! Sad to see South Africans black and white with soooo much hate. I pray you don't teach your children your manners because it's these mentalities that cause nations to fall apart!!!

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