Wednesday, June 18, 2008

President’s Sudan visit postponed

By Ilhaam Hoosain
18 June 2008

A scheduled visit by South African President Thabo Mbeki to Sudan for talks on peace efforts between Khartoum and southern former rebels has been postponed.

Foreign Affairs spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa say that the visit that was scheduled for Tueday the 17th and Thursday the 18th of June was in mutual agreement between the SA government and the Sudanese government been postponed.

“The visit will be rescheduled to a later date, which will be finalised through diplomatic channels,” says Mamoepa.

President Thabo Mbeki was supposed to meet with the Sudanese President Omar al-Beshir and Sudan’s Vice President Salva Kiir, in the context of South Africa’s chairmanship of Sudan’s post conflict reconstruction and development committee of the African Union.


At Wednesday, 18 June, 2008, Anonymous Langa said...

The president should spend more time in South Africa sorting out our problems than going overseas.

At Wednesday, 18 June, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm glad, sort out eskom, your corrupt ministers and the police

At Wednesday, 18 June, 2008, Anonymous Jonathan said...

langa, the president must represent the whole current globally too. give him a break. You think Zuma is going to do any different. He already spends most of his time outside RSA.

At Wednesday, 18 June, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

well they both suck

At Thursday, 19 June, 2008, Anonymous Enough Project said...

Yesterday John Prendergast, co-Chair of the ENOUGH project, briefed the Security Council during a special session on peace and security in Sudan. With its latest invasion-by-proxy in Chad, the Sudanese government is taking its defiance of the United Nations Security Council to a new level. As we speak, Khartoum is sponsoring and supporting an open and transparent effort to overthrow a neighboring government. A month ago, the regime burned the strategic town of Abyei to the ground, leaving the North-South Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) at extreme risk. This comes against the backdrop of a government offensive in Darfur and ongoing support to the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), whose actions threaten the children of four countries.
To read John Prendergast’s discussion of his briefing, visit his guest blog on The Huffington Post here:


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