Southern Sudan security update

Category: NSV
Published on Saturday, 08 January 2011 07:00
Written by Mading Ngor Akec Kuai
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Over the next week of voting and beyond, NSV will bring you regular updates on the situation in Sudan as the vote on southern Sudan independence progresses.  Here is the latest report from the Ministry of Internal Affairs:

Ceasefire Agreement signed between SPLA and Gen. Athor in Juba on 5 January: On 5 January in Juba, a Ceasefire Framework Agreement between the SPLA and Lt Gen George Athor Deng Forces was signed in a ceremony chaired by Vice-President Riak Machar Teny.  UNMIS observed the ceremony.  Speeches were delivered by the Episcopal Archbishop and Chair of the High Level Presidential Committee for Peace Mediation, the Presidential Advisor on Religious Affairs, SPLA and Athor representatives from the negotiating teams, and the UNMIS Regional Coordinator.  Lt Gen Dr Majak Agot read the text of the Ceasefire Agreement. In his introduction to the Ceasefire Agreement Dr Majak noted that this agreement would bring an end to infighting within the SPLM in Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile States, taking effect from the date of signature (5 January 2010).