I would say give them some time to get their act together.
This targeting of AU personnel contravenes the status of the African mission as an independent third-party, strongly supported by the U.N. Security Council.
The movements have to show that, in the areas which they claim to control, they take all action necessary to stop so-called split factions or dissident commanders, rather than seemingly allowing them to continue acting in violation.
There is progress and a deal might be in the making.
The AU force has helped to establish more stability. They have done an admirable job, highly professional, with much dedication.
It is possible to reach a result. My hopes are growing day by day.
I am very disappointed.
The longer a situation like this lasts, the more difficult it is to change it anymore.
That is creating a situation which is getting out of hand, because the longer a situation like this is lasting, the more difficult it is to change it.
I know how difficult it is nowadays, but this is essential because we have to meet the expectations beyond peace.
Peace is being jeopardized in the short run.
This decision was taken due to the increasing instability in the affected areas, including a build-up of forces on either side of the border with increased potential for armed conflict.
All we did was picking up the pieces and muddling through, doing too little too late.
We are not overstretching our mandate, and I have always been completely impartial.
Of course that is a feeling, which is being manipulated by leaders, at the same time it?s also a feeling which is true for many people in the streets of Khartoum, and in that very difficult situation we at the moment are working.
The security situation is grim as fighting is going on on a daily basis.
We need peace between the government and the SLA and we need tribal reconciliation. There is no need to wait for a result in Abuja. You can start here. At some point you have to stop the killing and reconcile among the tribes.