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AU and UN call for holistic approach to Sudan crises

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May 7, 2010 (ADDIS ABABA) — In a joint meeting held with United Nations in Addis Ababa, the African Union on Friday called for a holistic approach to be taken in dealing with the different crises in the Sudan

The African Union and the United Nations stressed "the necessity of reaching a political agreement before the referendum on independence (in southern Sudan) in January 2011", and for an "inclusive" political process in Darfur.

The meeting between the two organizations aimed to evaluate the strategies they should follow, "with a particular emphasis on the post-electoral context, the peace process in Darfur and the preparations for the referendum".

The former South African President, who is charged by the AU to identify the best way to bring justice in Darfur and to settle the political problems in the country, briefed the UN Security Council last December on the conclusions of a report he complied about the Sudan.

Thabo Mbeki, who sought the support of the UN, reiterated the root cause of the conflict in Darfur and Sudan being the "concentration of power and wealth in the hands of a Khartoum-centered elite and the consequent marginalization of the so-called periphery, including Darfur".

However, the UN Security Council pointed out the need to coordinate the efforts of the two organizations in a way to not obstruct the ongoing attempts or to interfere with the International Criminal Court jurisdiction. The AU wants to suspends the ICC referral and the UN Security Council supports it.

The statement also stressed "the need for greater support from the international community and close coordination among international actors".

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  • 8 May 2010 08:25, by DASODIKO

    Haaaaaaaaaaa, the meetings of AU is just meant to legalize the salaries, to show that they are working. Keep on stressing until we come to kick you all out. All those on African Union posts are the old generations who were taught that deplomacy is just condemning selecting chraming words and no more. When I hear the name of this maggot named Thabo Bin Mbeki my hair stir up. Go home please, Oh I have forgotten the you have no home, you have destroyed with your own hands. My President Zumaaaaaaaaa please deal with this guy!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • 9 May 2010 01:36, by julius mowanga

      Mr Dasodiku...

      If it wasn’t AU,objected the deployment of International Forces under UN umbrella in DarFur,we could n’t achieved the tranquelent political atmosphere and the immence emplementation of the CPA’S Protocols, that we enjoying rightnow,neither been sovreign state.So please,don’t cast your immature comments.

      Diplomacy was the only tool.that liberated us and through its negotiation pillar we achieved the CPA .

      Pre; Thabo Mbeki is very respected political figure and a wise man of Africa,he deserves appreciations, not carsatic comments.......

      CPA failed to bring a total solution to SUDAN chronic political crises,therefor AU/UN are looking for another avenue to accomplish what the CPA failed on,i hope you understand!!!!!!!

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