The African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council passed a resolution that calls for the halt of hostilities between Sudan and South Sudan within 48 hours, that there has to be unconditional withdrawal of troops from disputed areas as well as a deal (s) signed within three months. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously backed the resolution immediately after. It Chapter Seven Charter informs that where there will be failure by either side the body can apply diplomatic and economic sanctions or military intervention.
Khartoum has since ridiculed it and everyone knows what had happened on the ground and in their media waves. Juba on their side never recovered from the shock of world indifference when it comes to its claim and still fighting anxiety whether to go it alone or just absorb the battering and blows from Khartoum day in day out. However, the two sides shared this denominator that none will cede its position or give in on what they claim, whether there will be sanction or no sanction. They would rather play ‘jerry’ and ‘tom’ now to buy time, but the truth is that there is deep socio-political animosity in the blood and nothing from the outside