The talks between Sudan and South Sudan over the pending issues of oil, border, status of nationals and the final status of Abyei are now at critical stage as the clock of the time-bound of United Nation Security Council and African Union to conclude these talks by 2nd August is ticking.
The parties lost most of their time over demilitarized zone and the map provided by the African Union Panel for this zone and as the basis for security arrangements for the cessation of hostilities. In fact Sudan was so unreasonable for not accepting the proposed map for the demilitarized zone but failed as well to provide alternative map as its suggestion of adopting the existed boundaries during interim period of CPA was baseless. Almost the talks came to standstill because of arrogance of the regime in Khartoum and its rejection to the proposed map by the Panel. When I was in Addis one diplomat confided to me how the international observers were furious and frustrated by the conduct of the negotiating team of the Sudan.
The non-compliance of Khartoum with the Roadmap became ever clearer during the recent meeting of the African Union Peace and Security in Addis when President Bashir,
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