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UN Security Council renews peacekeepers’ mandate in Abyei

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November 14, 2019 (NEW YORK) - The United Nations Security Council on Thursday renewed the mandate of its peacekeeping mission Abyei for six months till May 15, 2020.

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UN peacekeepers patrol the streets of Abyei town in the contested oil-producing area claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan (Photo: UNMIS/Stuart Price)

Security Council Resolution 2497, which was unanimously supported by members, also decides to extend the peacekeepers’ mandate modification till May 15, 2020.

The Security Council first modified the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) in December 2011 to add tasks of supporting a Joint Border Verification and Monitoring Mechanism of Sudan and South Sudan, which gained independence from the former in July 2011.

This, according to the Security Council’s Resolution 2497, shall, however, be the final such extension of the mandate unless the parties demonstrate measurable progress on border demarcation through a series of specific measures.

The resolution also decided that the Abyei peacekeeping mission should maintain the authorized troop ceiling at 3,550, deciding to allow postponement in withdrawal of 295 troops above the authorized troop ceiling by May 15, 2020.

The resolution further decided that the authorized police ceiling at 640 police personnel, including 148 individual police officers and three formed police units be maintained.

Also expressed were concerns regarding the delays in reaching full police deployment, with the Council noting that the Sudan government had not promptly issued visas.

Meanwhile, the Council, through the text, also reiterated its request to the Secretary General to appoint a civilian Deputy Head of Mission for UNISFA, requesting a report by 15 April 2020 to include progress on that issue, police deployment and the issuance of visas, as well as progress toward stabilizing the area and settling the border dispute.

It urges governments of Sudan and South Sudan to take all necessary steps to ensure Abyei is effectively demilitarized.

The Sudanese ambassador to the UN, Omer Mohamed Ahmed Sidd thanked the Council for its consensus on the extension of UNIFSA’s mandate and renewed the commitment of his country to cooperate with UNISFA to implement its mandate.

He also renewed the country’s commitment to maintain peace in Abyei and establish the common mechanisms that would lead to an agreement on the final status of the area.

UNISFA’s establishment came after Sudan and South Sudan governments reached an agreement in June 2011 to demilitarise Abyei and let Ethiopian troops monitor the area.

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  • 15 November 08:40, by Pakuai

    "UN Security Council renews peacekeepers’ mandate in Abyei"
    Let the Abeshas (so-called ethiopians) get their arses out of our Abyei. Lowly informed South Sudanese fools. There are some globalists and lowly informed South Sudanese fools who think ’Our Abyei would be used like Industrial zone between North Korea and South Korea’>>>

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    • 15 November 08:44, by Pakuai

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaesong_Industrial_Region
      https://www.dw.com/en/south-korea-explores-business-opportunities-in-the-north/a-44696825
      My lowly informed South Sudanese fools. Just sharpen your spears and replenish your bows and arrows. Didn’t I tell you a number of times that the your so-called ’allies or the uncles’ of *the US, the UK, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan>>>>

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      • 15 November 08:51, by Pakuai

        their evil juus (so-called israelis), their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their creeps here in the IGAD and the AU* are our existential enemies? I will repeat and repeat again, our Ngok Dinkas/Jiengs voted overwhelmingly to have nothing to do with our ’cloned so-called arab of North Sudan again’. Their elections results were ’tacitly recognized by the their South Sudanese cousins’>>>>

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        • 15 November 08:55, by Pakuai

          There some are evils in the US, the UK, their evil juus (so-called israelis), our cloned so-called arab North Sudan, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their creeps in our IGAD and the AU who thinks, South Sudan and the South Sudanese people are whose the vermin would always ’make a living over their country and them’. But the evils are going to be wiped>>>

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          • 15 November 09:03, by Pakuai

            out of map on this planet earth, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM. There are some people in ’Crimea’ who did their own referendum after ’our Abyei Ngok Dinkas/Muonyjiengs’ in 2012. The Crimean people voted with over 90% to get out Ukraine and run to Russia. The Crimean people referendum results were recognized by their Russian Federation. The US, the UK, France and their NATO attack dog peace>>>

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            • 15 November 09:10, by Pakuai

              of bullying the Russian federation through INTRIGUES and COLD-LIKE GAMES ’backfired pretty badly in the devil faces’. Eastern Ukraine would even go Russia. Lowly informed South Sudanese losers, Mr. Barack Hussein Obama, an evil juus (so-called israelis), Victoria Nuland and their bunch of evil juus (so-called israelis) at the US department thought they would play the ’COLD-WAR’ foreign policy>>>

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              • 15 November 09:22, by Pakuai

                over Ukraine and the Russian federation backfired pretty badly on the evils faces. Fellows, Mr. Barack Hussein Obama and his bunch of evils even came and lecture the government of South Sudan and the South Sudanese people in the ’hotels, brothels and bars of Adis Ababa’:https://paanluelwel.com/2015/08/14/troika-and-igad-the-unholy-alliance-working-to-invade-south-sudan-in-pretext-of-bringing-peace

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                • 15 November 09:25, by Pakuai
                  • 15 November 09:33, by Pakuai

                    Susan Paige, Hilde Johnson, the US department, their evil juus (so-called israelis) and the UN and their so-called UNIMISS peacekeepers. Lowly informed South Sudanese, we have been informing our losers to let us round up these vermin, everything that is ’connected to evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their UN, their sleazy NGOs,>>>

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                    • 15 November 09:39, by Pakuai

                      our cloned arabs of North Sudan, Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), Bantuses, Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis and some of their Indian sub continent of our country and over our people, kill the evils and throw them into the Nile and be done the vermin. Who says we want these vermin in our country losers. We are the Ancient Egyptians losers>>>>

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                      • 15 November 09:46, by Pakuai

                        White people of ANGLO-AMERICAN losers don’t have anything to do with Egypt lowly informed South Sudanese fools. Queen Elizabeth of the devil infested of England is dead long time ago. Winston Churchill, the Europeans ’super Hero’ even proposed that the their evil juus (so-called israelis) would be "resettled in Uganda"? The evils evils would have been dead long time ago>>>>

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                        • 15 November 09:52, by Pakuai

                          Lowly informed South Sudanese, if you have anything in DR Kenya, Rwanda, Abesh (so-called ethiopia), South Africa, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia, Central Africa republic (C.A.R), Chad and our cloned arab North Sudan, then remove it. We are going to destroy these vermin out of our people and over our people once and for all, reasons pure HATRED and RACISM>>>>

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                          • 15 November 10:00, by Pakuai

                            Lowly informed South Sudanese idiots, South Sudan is not part of the so-called ’ANGLO-AMERICA’ empire, never has and will never will under the sun or even in million years, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM. Lowly informed South Sudan fellows, ’South Sudan was supposed to be next after *Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Ukraine, Gambia, our next door; C.A.R, DRC or Zimbabwe*>>

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                            • 15 November 10:22, by Pakuai

                              but ’our mighty SPLM/A and her allies said NO’. My lowly informed South Sudanese idiots, ’I will repeat it again, again and agin in 1999, when our our ’SPLM/A’ as negotiating with our cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, in ’Machakos, Nairobi and Naivash, Kenya to 2005. The evils who were screaming on the top of their evil lungs, with this slogan, "one country, two systems">>>

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                              • 15 November 10:28, by Pakuai

                                were *the criminals in the devil infested island of England, their financiers of Gulf Arab states, our cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan and some of their creeps in here in our IGAD and the AU*, but Dr. John Garang told the creeps to fuck off and negotiated and an acceptable peace by the South Sudanese people, Nuba mountains, Southern Blue Nile,>>>>

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                                • 15 November 11:12, by Pakuai

                                  and our Abyei Ngok Dinka/Jiengs of Abyei. Dr. John Garang was later ’killed by the AFRICOM’ from Kampala, Uganda to New Kush, in 2005. And the evils thought the South Sudanese people would throw tantrums and the Comprehensive peace Agreement (CPA) would be annulled and the War would continue>>>

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                                  • 15 November 11:17, by Pakuai

                                    There were violent in El Khartoum and other towns in our cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan. But the SPLM/A in the Southern Sudan hold their ’nerves’ and elected Mr. Salva Kiir. And South Sudan got rid out of our cloned so-called arab of North Sudan in 2011. But there were some of existential enemies who thought that should happened>>>>

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                                    • 15 November 11:24, by Pakuai

                                      The cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan pestered ’the republic of South Sudan from from ’Panthou/ Aliny/Heglig’, the government of South Sudan asked the "the African Union (the AU) and the UNSC to advise North Sudan to stop provocations" The US, the African Union (the AU) and the UNSC ignored the government of South warning>>>

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                                      • 15 November 11:32, by Pakuai

                                        But the SPLA fed up with our cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan provocation and "ran over Panthou/ Aliny/Heglig, Karsena and other small villages"; the AU, the US, the UK and the UN ’Screamed at the top of their evil lungs that South Sudan army "must withdraw from North Sudan immediately, because South Sudan army had invaded another country">>>

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