Students Urge UNSC To Halt Sudan’s Aggression
The South Sudanese students in Uganda have urged the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), the African Union and China to pressurize Sudan to halt its aggression on South Sudan.
Dr Barnaba Marial Benjamin (left) engages a student in a mock duel in Uganda [©Ajang Monychol]
KAMPALA, 7th May 2012
Addressing the mass during Nuer students’ cultural exhibition, the president of the South Sudanese students union in Uganda said the UN should not be reluctant to look into South Sudan’s situation since it affects the whole region.
The students as well requested the UN Security Council to deploy its forces in Heglig and order Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) to withdraw as done by the SPLA for the area to be safe.
Meanwhile, the Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin disclosed that both UN Security Council and IGAD are working closely to strengthen African Union High Implementation Panel (AUHIP) to facilitate peace between the two countries.
He asserted that Heglig (Panthou) is part of South Sudan. “It is only because demarcation was not done that is why there is conflict between Sudan and South Sudan,” he said.
He also urged the Nuer students’ union in Uganda to help support the government in convincing their families to accept disarmament process so that there is peace and development in the country.
He pointed out that the government has taken note of the suffering of students in the Diaspora and that its working to resolve the problem. He urged the students to take education very seriously for the country to have a brighter future.