Posts Tagged: abyei

Three Prayer Concerns – May 9

In addition to the joys and concerns that are on your heart, the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations suggests prayers for: PakistanPrayers for the people of Pakistan as they struggle for democracy in the midst of violence surrounding their elections. On Tuesday, a bombing killed 15 at a campaign rally in Northwest Pakistan Sudan… Read more »

UN Security Council acts on Abyei, Sudan

Deeply concerned by the violence, escalating tensions and population displacement in Sudan’s Abyei region and recognizing that the situation demanded an urgent response, the Security Council today authorized the deployment of a peacekeeping force to the disputed area, which straddles Northern and Southern Sudan and is claimed by both. Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent… Read more »

Presbyterian leaders offer a call to prayer for Sudan

From the Presbyterian News Service Bolbach, Parsons, and Valentine urge peace as July 9 independence nears With violence flaring up in Sudan as the July 9 independence of South Sudan nears, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) leaders have called on all Presbyterians to pray for peace in the east African country. The call was issued by General Assembly… Read more »

Contact President Obama on Sudan

As Sudan Advocacy Action Forum looks at unfolding events in Sudan, we see this pattern: 

Months ago, the National Congress Party which controls the northern Sudanese government began arming and encouraging dissenting militia groups in Southern Sudan resulting in tribe on tribe and clan on clan assaults on each other. Hundreds, perhaps 2,000 have died and the situation gets worse daily.

Weeks ago, the Sudan Armed Forces (northern Sudan military) drove the Ngok Dinka residents out of Abyei forcibly changing the mix of people there. The fortunate escaped across the River Kiir. Many now are trapped because the bridge has been destroyed.

Read more »

Statement by Secretary Clinton on Agreement To Withdraw Forces from the Abyei Area of Sudan

Press StatementHillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of StateWashington, DC June 20, 2011 Read the statement on the Department of State Web site Earlier today, the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement signed an agreement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which will reduce tensions in Abyei and improve the security and humanitarian situation on the ground…. Read more »

Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at a Security Council Briefing on Sudan, June 20, 201

Below is a release from the United States Mission to the United Nations, a statement by Ambassador Rice to the Security Council on the ongoing situation in Sudan.     USUN PRESS RELEASE #123 June 20, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Mr. President, we welcome the news that the parties have just signed an agreement… Read more »

Update report on Sudan

Security Council Report has published an Update Report on Sudan. Council members have been individually assessing events in Sudan—the military takeover of Abyei and the deteriorating situation in Southern Kordofan—almost on a day-to-day basis, but Council members have not formally met on Sudan since 3 June and most of the scheduled informal discussions have been… Read more »

A prayer for the people of Sudan who know conflict

Gracious God, we pray for the people of Sudan. We pray particularly for the people in Abyei, South Kordofan, the Blue Nile, and other places where tensions run high. We pray that the military of the Government of Sudan and of the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army refrain from conflict. We pray that all the people… Read more »

UN Security Council Presidential Statement on Sudan

New York, NY June 3, 2011 The Security Council expresses grave concern about the ongoing violence and rapidly deteriorating situation in Abyei since the Council addressed the issue in its May 22 Press Statement, in which the Council condemned the attack by Southern forces against a United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) convoy escorting Sudanese… Read more »

UN seeks to aid civilians displaced from Abyei

As the days tick down until July 9, 2011 when South Sudan is scheduled to become independent, a variety of concerns appear. One focuses on Abyei – a region and a town on the border. The United Nations News Centre notes that: The disputed town of Abyei, which is contested by both north and south… Read more »