Dr. Lual A Deng
Thank you for introducing this piece of study on the so called “mile 14!”
Throughout the civil war, 1955-2005, between “Southern Sudan” and Khartoum’s regimes, there have never been any contentious mentioning of land-border known as “mile 14.” Even pastoral agreements between Dinka and Arab-Bagara of Western Sudan had never been a part of negotiations nor agreements of 3rd March 1972 or the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) of 9th January 2005.
The Mile 14 fiasco, signed by Pagan Amum in 2012, lack sufficient legal evidence in regards to international borders disputes among independent sovereign states or any borders disorders now between the Republics: South Sudan and Sudan as they stood from 1st January 1956, the date and year the British/Egyptian’s Condominium colonial ended.
The law is simple: adaptation of colonial administrative borders after decolonization of Africa or Sudan as a matter of factual evidence.
Mile 14 is not a border case-dispute, but one of the co-existence measure-agreement between pastoralists: Dinka and Arabs.
Dr. Aldo Ajou Deng Akuey (PhD) in History,
MA in International Law and Diplomacy, School of Oriental African Studies (SOAS), University of London