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Russia calls for international intervention in Sudan-Chad conflict

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May 22, 2009 (LONDON) – The international community must intervene to defuse tensions between Sudan and Chad, a senior Russian official said.

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Russian envoy Mikhail Margelov (AFP)

The Russian special envoy to Sudan Mikhail Margelov told Novosti news agency that the conflict between the two countries keeps escalating.

“If the international community does not undertake firm and needed steps to prevent conflict, the already tense situation in the region threatens to create a disaster” Margelov said.

He called on the international community to press both sides and hinted that the UN must also consider sending peacekeepers but did not elaborate.

Both oil producing nations have for years traded accusations of supporting rebel groups and providing them with bases to launch attacks.

Several regional efforts have helped broker reconciliation agreements as recent as this month in the Arab Gulf state of Qatar that have collapsed following rebel attacks from each side.

This month Chad said rebels coming from bases in Sudan launched attack inside its territory. Chad vowed to pursue the rebels inside Sudan.

Margelov said that Darfur region bordering Chad is under rebel control “without effective monitoring” from UN or international organizations. Furthermore he noted the arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir.

He said that all these factors combined contributed to the deterioration of the situation in the region.

The dispute between both countries is largely seen as a spillover from the six year conflict in Sudan’s western region of Darfur that displaced millions across the borders.

(ST)

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  • 23 May 2009 03:54, by manthok loda

    Nal dit Kum,

    I think the word Nal dit Kum is insult in Arabic means fucks your religions and to you all of us including yourself man or lady. Why did you choose such a name on the website and defending Nuer side? I don’t think you are not a lady from Nuer because Nuer people will never behave like this behaviours. Are you an Arab person and you hiding yourself here be clear mate.

    Why they international are talking about Sudan and Chan problem let them fight? If this fighting goes ahead we will be free including Riak Gai, he will run away from his god Al Bahasi and unite with us here in the South. This is a good thing to let Arabs salvers come out to us into the South.

    SPLA/M oyee… and General Magadit Oyee… and Riak Machar oyee….Nal dit Kum oyee…

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    • 23 May 2009 09:00, by Nal Dit Kum

      Your comment is irrelevant to the article. How dare you’re out of the topic. Can you please focus on the article so that we’re coherent and to the point? But, a typical Dinka has small brain like a monkey.

      Dinkas have monkey brains, very small one that’s why they don’t think right. A good example is you mony Nyadeng. Your’re out of the topic. Next time you comment, try to find out where Nyadeng is and let me know please. Ngundeng wayee!!!Naath wayee!!!!!!!!Tangninya Wayee!

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  • 23 May 2009 09:19, by Khot Majok Tuil

    Be warned my people why would you behave like the cursed nation?. Look, king Jeroboam of Isreal was purnished because of his evil act, he was blessed by God through prophet Hijah to took over the leadership from Reheboam.and finally end in vien.

    We will not tolarate the second nation war that is still escalating between Chad and Sudan."if the international community does not undertake firm and need step to prevent conflict,

    I know SPLA/SPLM will remain firm and strong through its long live..... SPLA/SPLM OYEEE.

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