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Misseriya accuse African mediation of conspiracy over Abyei

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December 2, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – Al-Khair Al-Fahim, co-chair of Abyei steering committee attacked the African mediation for proposing to hold a referendum in Abyei without the participation of Misseriya nomads and described its move as conspiracy against his people.

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Al-Khair Al-Fahim, co-chair of Abyei Joint Oversight Committee (SMC website)

Al-Fahil who is a Misseriya leader made his remarks following a meeting with the European Union special envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, Rosalind Marsden, to explain the position of his tribe from the proposal that Thabo Mbeki had made on 21 September, before its rejection by the Sudanese president Omer Al-Bashir two days later.

Nonetheless, on 24 October, the African Union Peace and Security Council considered the proposal and decided to endorse it if the two parties fail to strike a deal within 6 seeks. At the time, Sudan alluded that foreign countries instigated the decision. The Misseriya accused France, United Kingdom and United States of being behind the move.

Al-Fahim stated on Sunday that the proposal came at an inopportune time and was drafted in hurry. He further ruled out to settle the issue of land ownership within six weeks as it is provided in the text, saying "this is a racist decision. The African conspired against us".

The co-chair of the steering committee said the African proposal is inconsistent with the sovereignty of Sudan because it overcomes Abyei protocol, the Sudanese constitution and the law on the organization of the referendum in Abyei.

The Sudanese official pointed out that the proposal provides to form a referendum commission chaired by a foreigner appointed by the African Union, stressing that this disposition violates Abyei referendum law.

Last month, president Omer Al-Bashir already underlined that only the National Assembly can modify the referendum law emphasizing that Sudanese law prevails over decisions taken by regional or international institutions.

He also underlined that Abyei is located inside the current Sudanese territory as the CPA parties agreed that the boundaries of 1956 define the border between the two countries.

The African mediation retracted from a previous proposal it had made over the disputed area, supported by Khartoum, suggesting to divide Abyei between the two countries.

The panel said its recent proposal is in harmony with the decision of the Arbitration tribunal over Abyei boundary and Abyei protocol in the 2005 peace agreement .

The mediation also said it proposed a five-year development programme for the Misseriya areas in South Kordofan to reduce pastoralists’ reliance on Abyei grazing lands.

(ST)

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  • 3 December 2012 09:54, by Tutbol

    These so-called arabs are just bunch of borne ignorants; born into ignorant; live in ignorant & will as well die in ignorant, unless they crawl out of their ignorance. The Sudanese arabs believe, the world rotates according to them. When they don’t even try to learn why all the natives Sudanese hate them. Get over it people, your are still Sudanese. Your bigotism is not a cup of tea...

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    • 3 December 2012 10:18, by Tutbol

      ..in the world. Whoever misled these arabs of their nativity to Sudan has done a great of deservice to the Sudan. Arabs have developed a language of lying & lying & they believe their lies will stick. I hope the so-called Sudanese arabs just be Sudanese for their benefit & everyone else in the Sudan benefit.

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      • 3 December 2012 12:40, by Robot

        Misseriya,
        You are waiting for a bull to calf!!!!!. do Misseriya have the name "SHAME" in their mother tongue????. i doubt they have anything called "shame" in their live.

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        • 3 December 2012 14:21, by master

          Robot
          do u know that the only language in the world that hasn’t word carry the meaning of thanks is dinka language
          this is your culture

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  • 3 December 2012 15:20, by Lual Garang De Lual

    Al khair Al Ma Fahim, you crying over spilled milk. But remember the AU is the one which issued a resolution of No compliance last time to its 54 member countries about the arrest warrant to Al Bashir your God father, now what happened that it is not listening to you? You better understand. AU has seen your dishonesty to the principles of humanity. Now you must face it whether you like it or not.

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    • 3 December 2012 22:00, by Northern Sudanese

      Lual Garang De Lual
      there is a difference between crying and accusing.
      accusing is for e.g when this misseireiah leader accuses Mbeki of supporting South Sudan
      crying is for e.g when south sudanese cry at the UN when being bomber over 20 times this year by Mig 29’s and Antinovs because south sudanese got no money to save their butts

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  • 3 December 2012 18:22, by kikokaka564

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