South Sudan's stability and security being impacted by lack of progress in resolving security and political issues with Sudan: LadsousListen /
Lack of progress in resolving the outstanding security, economic and political issues between the South Sudan and Sudan continued to directly impact stability and security inside South Sudan. This, at the expense of efforts and investments towards peace-building and state-building activities and the delivery of essential service delivery to its citizens. That assessment comes from the top UN Peacekeeping official in a report to the Security Council.
Under-Secretary-General Herve Ladsous said that while tensions between Sudan and South Sudan have subsided since the signing of the 27 September Cooperation Agreements, the slow progress of their implementation could adversely impact South Sudan's economic and social stability, particularly if exports of oil are further delayed.
"And it's clear that a supplementary delay would continue not only to have a negative impact on the government's development programmes but could also cause new tensions between these different bodies as well as within the security services. Furthermore, this fragility has somewhat been exacerbated by a degree of discontent in the country re. how the discussions with Sudan have been developing."
The provision of an oil compensation to Sudan for South Sudan's secession and the agreement to disarm the"14-mile area" at the border between Western Bahr-el-Ghazal and South Darfur, has generated significant internal opposition, particularly in the absence of concessions by the Government of Sudan with respect to the final status of Abyei.
This is Donn Bobb reporting.