June 20th, 2011
01:40 PM ET

Sudanese troops to withdraw from disputed region under deal

Representatives of Sudan and Southern Sudan have signed an agreement calling for the immediate withdrawal of Sudanese troops from the disputed Abyei region.

The agreement, signed in Addis Ababa, Ethopia, also calls for the deployment of a brigade of that country's troops to serve as peacekeepers.

The agreement calls for joint adminstration of the area by Sudan and Southern Sudan, which is scheduled to become an independent country in three weeks.

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soundoff (6 Responses)

    This should be happening in places like Spain, Russia and Turkey. The Basques should gain their Indepencence from Spain, the Chechnyans from Russia and even more importantly, the Kurds from Turkey. Unfortunately, however, these things won't happen for a very long time, if ever!

    June 20, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ryan Dunn

    I'm Dead! C'mon CNN!

    June 20, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Nora Dunner

    They have troops? How do they pay them?


    June 20, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. L. Ron Howard

    None of this really makes any sense. Ask yourself if it really makes a lot of sense.

    June 20, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy

    It happened, Fakey.
    It can happen other places, too.

    @L Ron:

    Here's a 1,000 dollars. Now leave us alone.

    June 20, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jonathan G Witerski

    I certainly hope that this is the beginning of a prospective peace agreement. It's time for the international community to step up it's efforts to help resolve this issue. – Jonathan Witerski

    June 22, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |