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The African Union’s chance to support peace in the Sudans | GlobalPost

Commentary: Monday’s summit is a moment to prevent further violence and ensure resolution of disputed territories.

Some 100 protesters from the nomadic Arab Messiriya tribe demonstrate in Khartoum, Sudan, on Nov. 28, 2012. The 20th African Union (AU) Summit is set to gather in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Jan. 21, 2013, to discuss measures to leads the Sudans toward peace — including ways to ensure the final status of the hotly-contested region of Abyei. (Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images)

Some 100 protesters from the nomadic Arab Messiriya tribe demonstrate in Khartoum, Sudan, on Nov. 28, 2012. The 20th African Union (AU) Summit is set to gather in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Jan. 21, 2013, to discuss measures to leads the Sudans toward peace — including ways to ensure the final status of the hotly-contested region of Abyei. (Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images)

ABYEI, Sudan — In December I traveled to Abyei, a disputed resource-rich region straddling the ill-defined border between Sudan and South Sudan. For more than four decades, Abyei has been a flashpoint of conflict between the two countries and as long as its final status remains unresolved, violent outbursts will devastate local communities and the threat of war will loom large over the Sudans.

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