UNMIS Media Monitoring Report, 26th July 2006

Date: 5th February 2007

(By Public Information Office)

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Alor: situation in Abyei stable due to wisdom and patience of the people of the area but patience has limits

(Akhbar Al-Yom)—The Minister of the Cabinet Affairs, Deng Alor, said he would like to advise his brothers in the NCP to accept implementation of the Abyei Protocol for the benefit of the NCP-SPLM partnership and the CPA. He said Abyei remained stable, without administration, due to the wisdom and patience of the people of the area. However, he said patience has limits. He stated that there are three armies in the area (UN Zambian troops, SAF and SPLA). Also there are some small militias allied with SAF and a police force from the state of South Kordofan.

- Joint Defence Board says it is ready to takeover mission of international troops in Darfur

Al-Intibaha—The Joint Defence Board affirmed following its meeting yesterday that it is ready to shoulder the responsibility of the international peacekeeping troops in Darfur. The Board discussed the costs of preparing the Joint Integrated Forces for this mission. The Spokesman of the Joint Defence Board said the Board has not discussed number and size of required troops.


Sudan, Uganda to investigate human rights violations in the South

The Citizen—Uganda and Sudan have agreed to investigate alleged gross human rights abuses by Ugandan soldiers in Southern Sudan. Capt Paddy Ankunda, the spokesman for the Uganda delegation at the ongoing peace talks in the Southern Sudanese capital, Juba, revealed this to the Daily mirror yesterday. “brig. Mamur of the SPLA and Col Leppold Kyanda have embarked on a joint investigation into the reports of abuses by our forces and whoever will be found in the wrong will face justice”, Ankunda said.

Minister of Defence: No security mandate in Khartoum or South Sudan for Joint Defence Board

Sudan Vision—Addressing the media representatives and officials of SAF, the minister of defence, Lt. General Abdul Rahim Mohamed Hussein revealed that Joint defence board (JDB) will not have any role in the internal security whether in Khartoum or south Sudan as per CPA provisions. . He added that SPLM has no internal security mandate throughout Sudan as stipulated by CPA provisions, the internal security responsibility is exclusively assigned to Sudan Police force.

The Minister went on to elucidate that disarming of tribes in south Sudan is entirely the jurisdiction of the DDR Commission (DDRDC) and not of SPLM/ stating that all SPLM acts in this respect constitute breach of the CPA.

Minister of Foreign Affairs heads for N’djamena

Sudan Vision—A senior government delegation heads today for the Chadian capital N’djamena in a visit that aims at bridging the gap of differences between Chad and Sudan and normalise relations between them. The Ministry of Foreign affairs spokesman Jamal Mohamed Ibrahim informed journalists that the minister of foreign affairs, Dr. Lam Akol, would lead the govern

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