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UK sponsors training course for Abyei joint forces.

November 6, 2008 (KHARTOUM) -- The United Kingdom sponsored a training course for 40 members of joint forces based in the disputed Abyei area on conflict management conducted on the United Nations Mission in Sudan The United Nations Mission in the Sudan (UNMIS) was established by the United Nations under UN Security Council Resolution 1590 of the UN Security Council on March 24, in 2005, in response to the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between the government of the Sudan and .

Abyei JIU Commander Col. Valentino with course tutor Angus Morris (photo provided by UNMIS UNMIS United Nations Mission in Sudan )

The five day training was facilitated by the UNMIS Zambian Contingent in Abyei for members of the locally-based Joint Integrated Unit (JIU) and the Joint Integrated Police Unit (JIPU). The course, part of the three-year Abyei Area Activity Plan, was sponsored by the UK government, which also donated a set of 15 radios to enhance JIU communication capacity

Course participants included 30 members of the CPA-established JIU, five members of the Joint Integrated Police Unit (JIPU), formed as part of the Abyei Road Map Agreement, and, five members of the National Security and Civil Administration. The course was delivered by a UK Government's Security Sector Development Advisory Team and focused on conflict management skills including analysis, management, listening and negotiating. Abyei area witnessed fierce fighting that displaced around 50000 people from the disputed area between the Sudan Armed Forces and the Sudan People's Liberation Army Not to be confused with Sudan Liberation Movement in Darfur.
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. Since the peace partners established a joint administration and deployed new JIU and JIPU in accordance with Abyei roadmap signed on June 8. An arbitration tribunal is expected to issue its final decision in June 2009 and determine whether or not the ABC ABC
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 said: "We remain hopeful that such a course delivered to the JIUs will provide them with the necessary tools to help bring peace and stability to Sudan". (ST)

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Publication:Sudan Tribune (Sudan)
Date:Nov 7, 2008
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