Monitoring and keeping the peace in the disputed Abyei area of Sudan

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Yohannes Tesfamariam

"The history of Sudan's Abyei region is a history of conflict" says the Force Commander of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNIFSA). However, says Major General Yohannes Tesfamariam, since the establishment of the mission in June 2011, the situation is relatively peaceful except for an incident in May this year.

The mission was established by the UN Security Council to quell the violence, escalating tensions and population displacement.

Major General Tesfamariam spoke to UN Radio's May Yaacoub as he outlines the work of the mission in keeping the peace within the communities.

Duration: 4'58"

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