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UN chief calls for more efforts to reach negotiated solution on Abyei


December 5, 2012 (WASHINGTON) — United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has urged Sudan and South Sudan to reach a negotiated solution on the final status of Abyei, days before the end of an ultimatum posed by the African Union to the two parties.

On 24 October, the African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) endorsed a proposal submitted by an African panel providing to hold a referendum in Abyei where the Nogk Dinka and the Misseriya residing permanently can only vote to determine the future of the area.

Khartoum refused the decision which excludes the Misseriya nomads warning that such move may undermined the whole peace process with Juba. South Sudan on the other hand welcomed the decision and urged the African Union to refer it to the Security Council stressing it is the best way to put a term to the "endless talks".

"Both parties have to continue their efforts to find a mutually agreeable solution on the resolution of the final status of Abyei," stated Martin Nesirky, the Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General on Wednesday.

Ban’s call comes one day before a consultations meeting at the UN Security Council (UNSC) where Abyei issue among others will be discussed.

It is not clear if the AUPSC will refer its decision of the 24 October to the UNSC because the 15-member body is divided now over Abyei issue. Some seem willing to back it while others consider that imposition of such solution is unproductive.

The peace and security council will meet on 14 December to debate on the issue . Juba and Khartoum did not meet to discuss on the proposal since the adoption of 24 October decision which gave them six weeks to reach a compromise before to refer it to the Security Council.


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  • 6 December 2012 10:16, by ngomrom

    Here we go, now the so called international community is trying their best to look for another way for employment for their unemployed population becouse the only way now for the international community for employment is just to create choes in Africa so that they came in in the name of humanterian Assistant, how cames that the issue of Abyei can not be solve while in court of arbitration it was.

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  • 6 December 2012 10:48, by Tutbol

    As long as the UK of old countries of the UNSC; decides on Abyiei & the border issues, Ngok Dinka & S Sudanese should prepare themselves & just forget about the credible decision that will come out of the UNSC. The UK is not a neutral party whatsoever on cases between S Sudan & N Sudan. S Sudanese must not accept anything where UK makes decisions on the two Sudans. We all know who the UK is.

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  • 6 December 2012 11:34, by Tutbol

    A day will come someday when the UNSC would be reformed & countries like the UK would just be ordinary members of UN assemblly. The whole world will then watch how these nations who have been getting way with some many unpalatable deeds with impunity ever since would fair. The current UNSC is a big problem to the world peace itself. Ban ki moon is the greatest European stooge to ever head the UN.

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    • 6 December 2012 13:09, by Robot

      my big worry is that, the British had stolen all the maps that were in the archive, the few remaining were hidden by the Fake Arabs, that is why we were unable to adjust comfortably with the previous map. so disappointed with this empty threats from Arabs, war is imminent.

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  • 6 December 2012 13:36, by Tutbol

    The UK is badly humiliated by S Sudan’s independent. The UK aim was just to keep our people in a near stone age life for their news consumption as best as they could. The UK is trying its best to re-unite us with their stooges by all manipulations she had so that she will continue to steal our wealth, but it will never again happen in millions years. even if they stole those maps, we already know.

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    • 6 December 2012 14:00, by master

      near stone age !!!
      u already out of history
      look what your pp doing in warrap yesteaday and next day
      when they opposed your independnce they know what will happened to u
      they want this sort of (human) for future study becasue when u become alone (southerans) this means extermination will happen & great loss for human being ( expermint)
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  • 6 December 2012 13:42, by master

    let AU & UNSC come and take our land & give it to cartoon state of south sudan

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  • 6 December 2012 13:46, by Tutbol

    ..what the UK is doing what she does best, our people know her every moves regarding our problems with N Sudan. We will never accept any resolution where the UK is a part between our country & the N Sudan unless the UK get out of her dirty deal & tell the world that she a problem between S Sudan & N Sudan.

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  • 6 December 2012 14:15, by Tutbol

    ..Besides, the UK greed isn’t even compatible with S Sudanese anyway. We have seen in many parts of Africa where the UK once rule & continue to have influences, corruption, greed & ugly poverty still runs prevalent. Many of these countries have had their lands taken in form of so-called investments & the owners are forced to work for these vultures on meagre wages that don’t support their families

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    • 6 December 2012 15:51, by Tutbol

      ..If we allowed in the UK into the S Sudan with her vulture capitalists greed, our animal parks in jonglei will be European animal parks & would spread lies that they are the ones who take care of our animals, when in truth they have killed off their animals, but want to own other peoples’ lands, lives & their animals for their greed. The UK isn’t best for our country to honestly trade with.

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      • 6 December 2012 17:11, by sudani ana

        I don’t know what your problem with the UK is? The UK is not a close ally of the Republic of Sudan, rather a close ally of the USA and Israel, like most other western countries.

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        • 6 December 2012 20:14, by Tutbol

          Sudan ana
          We know the dirty deals between the N Sudan & the UK in & out, but we, the S Sudanese; always play fair, i think you N Sudanese people’s know S Sudanese honesty. That is our nilotics culture, but since the CPA, we have been keeping records of implementation issues of borders between S Sudan & N Sudan plus SK & SBN clause; but unfortunately, We observed N Sudan & the UK jointly dealing...

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          • 6 December 2012 20:25, by Tutbol

            ..with S Sudan.....is like, they are dealing with 1890s S Sudan. Good on them. But they are greatest fools we have known thus far.

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  • 6 December 2012 16:14, by Mapuor

    Abyiei is almost becoming a South Sudan problem when in fact it is not.Why Abyiei and not Panthou?Why Abyiei and not Kiir Adem?Why Abyiei and not Hofra El Nahas?Lets forget about things that are not in the confines of our jurisdiction.

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    • 7 December 2012 10:10, by ngomrom

      Solving Abyei Problem is a solution to all those Areas you have mention, they are all ours

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