Following Sudan’s outright rejection of an African Union (AU) proposal on the disputed Abyei region last week, South Sudan has said it will hold no further talks with its neighbor to the north on the issue.

Presidents ‘Umar al-Bashir of Sudan and Salva Kiir of South Sudan signed a series of nine accords on 28 September, bringing to an end more than three weeks of AU-brokered negotiations in the Ethiopian capital city of Addis Ababa. The agreements covered a range of issues left unresolved in the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) – under which South Sudan seceded from Sudan last year. (CONTINUED - 779 WORDS)