22 May 2011 - Following a recent attack on a UN convoy and heavy fighting in and around Abyei, UNMIS Force Commander Maj. Gen. Moses Obi visited the area today and expressed hope that warring parties would return to their earlier agreements.
The United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) is deeply concerned by the heightened violence and the loss of life in Unity State, resulting from the fighting of the SPLA against militia groups, which has spread to parts of Warrap State.
The United Nations Mission In Sudan (UNMIS) strongly condemns the attack against its convoy on 19 May in Abyei. The incident took place at around 18h30 in Dokura, an area controlled by the Southern Sudan Police Services (SSPS), approximately 10 kilometers north of Abyei town.
The United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) welcomes the completion of gubernatorial and legislative elections in Southern Kordofan State, which were conducted in a peaceful manner monitored by a large number of observers.