RealNews

U.S. Tables New Proposal on Disputed Sudan Region

A U.S. envoy said on Friday he had tabled a fresh proposal on how to solve a dispute over an oil-rich area in Sudan in a bid to revive flagging talks aimed at ending two decades of civil war. Under the U.S. proposal, the central oil-rich region of Abyei would be given special status once a peace deal is reached, meaning it would have its own executive and would belong to both the north and south. The latest round of talks between Sudan’s First Vice President Ali Osman Taha and Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) rebel leader John Garang have been held by the Abyei dispute. The U.S. proposal says the region’s oil revenues would be split 50-42 percent to Khartoum and the southern rebels respectively, with the remainder split between the tribes in the area. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.