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The African Union's chance to support peace in the Sudans
Editor's Note: This op-ed originally appeared on Global Post.
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.