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December 13, 2012 (KHARTOUM/JUBA) – The African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) will hold a meeting Friday to take a crucial decision over the future of the disputed area of Abyei, as a South Sudanese official said Russia supports the continent’s proposal.

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On 24 October the AUSPC decided to back a proposal over Abyei the mediation had submitted to Khartoum and Juba one month before calling to hold a referendum in the disputed region in October 2013. It also provides that the Ngok Dinka and the Misseriya residing it only can vote.

The African panel led by Thabo Mbeki said the exclusion of the Misseriya nomads come in line with the a decision of the arbitration court which defined the territory of the Ngok Dinka nine chiefdoms in July 2009.

The mediation’s proposal also backs the South Sudanese position because the participation of the pastoralists will leads to keep the oil producing area within the Sudan.

The AUPSC is expected to decide on whether it confirms its decision of 24 October and then decide to refer the proposal to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), or to give the two parties more time to tackle the issue.

In its decision of 24 October, the Council gave the parties six weeks to reach a compromise on the basis of the proposal but they did not even consider to hold a meeting.

Khartoum had already rejected the proposal since September and refused it before its approval by the AUPSC.

Sudan and South Sudan toured the African countries member of the AUPSC to convince them to support their position. Khartoum advocated that such decision means a return of war between the two countries while Juba said it will allow to stop "endless talks".

As Washington and different European capitals expressed their support to the position of African proposal, Sudan sought to win the support of the Russian Republic. Sudanese presidential assistant Nafie Ali Nafie said Moscow is in favour of Khartoum’s position.

The Sudanese official met with the Russian foreign minister last week while another delegation from South Sudan, including Pagan Amum and Luka Biong was in Moscow at the same time to explain why Russia should support their point of view.

Speaking to Sudan Tribune on Thursday Biong said that the Russia diplomats have expressed willingness to support the African Union’s latest proposal to resolve the contention over the key border region of Abyei.

Boing described their visit as "successful". Adding they held "fruitful discussions" with senior officials in Moscow including the Russian special envoy for Africa Mikhail Margelov, and the deputy minister of foreign affairs, M.L. Bogdanov.

"All these meetings were focusing on how the Russian government would support recent agreement and the how areas of cooperation between the two countries," Biong stressed.

He went to point out that most senior Russian officials including special envoy have assured us of their commitment to support African Union proposal.

"The Russian government had its position very clear. They said Russia will respect African solution on the issue of Abyei like [they have] in Somalia and Mali," Biong emphasised.

Russia’s special envoy to Africa, Mikhail Margelov, declared in October that his country was in favour of partitioning Abyei between the countries, a proposition dismissed by South Sudan and supported by Sudan.

Biong said that the head of the South Sudanese delegation Pagan Amum, "was very articulate about importance of bilateral relation" adding he expressed hopes that the visit will mark a new stage in the relations between Juba and Moscow.

Biong said that the newly independent country wants the challenge of "building a partnership that resists contingencies and moves beyond mere diplomatic relations", with Russia, for the mutual "economic, social and human development of the two nations".

The Russian foreign ministry in a statementissued on 7 december said Bogdanov’s meeting with Pagan discussed the development of bilateral cooperation between Russia and South Sudan and the issue of Abyei.

The Sudanese delegation led by Nafie Ali Nafi during its visit to Moscow signed a number of economic contracts.

The UN Security Council will discuss the issue of Abyei next month under the presidency of Pakistan. In January also, Argentina, Australia, Luxembourg, Republic of Korea and Rwanda which will replace South Africa will join the 15-member body as no permanent members.

(ST)

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  • 14 December 2012 09:24, by master

    south sudan
    lick your elbow

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    • 14 December 2012 09:37, by Young Lotuko

      African needs to man up..who gives a shit about what Russia thinks? Give South Sudan Abyei and its a done deal

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      • 14 December 2012 13:41, by okucu pa lotinokwan

        Russian are double dealers country work on profit,difficult to understand them today here, tomorrow there,let us still trust on the their saying between Juba and Mosco retionship and Abyei’s issue.
        OKUCU PA LOTINOKWAN

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    • 14 December 2012 10:02, by Tutbol

      Khartoum is again trying to play its usual chess game-like, by playing Messirya as its usual pawns. When by the end of the real chess game, the big losers will be these nomads. The nomads are given a fair deal that they be allowed grazings, given health & educational services by the Abyiei natives, but the regime wants to re-attach itself again to the Southerners at all costs. Clever move though!

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    • 14 December 2012 10:02, by King of jungle

      Shame,Shame,Shame,ON FOOLISH Arab who do not know what they complaint about,U will never get AByie until we finish if the war became the option to u,S.Sudan OYeeeeeeeee,S.Sudan OYeeeeeeeee,S.Sudan OYeeeeeeeee,FUCK Arab Oyee,FUCK Arab Oyee,FUCK Arab Oyee,

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    • 14 December 2012 10:05, by King of jungle

      Shame,Shame,Shame,Shame,ON FOOOOOOOOOLISH Arab who do not know what they complaint about,U will never get AByie until we finish if the war became the option to u,S.Sudan OYeeeeeeeee,S.Sudan OYeeeeeeeee,S.Sudan OYeeeeeeeee,FUCK Arab Oyee,FUCK Arab Oyee,FUCK Arab Oyee,F

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    • 14 December 2012 11:30, by Dinkawarrior

      Master?
      You’re very annoying and always disturbing! I hope you’re not itching in the Butt!
      No matter what? The Ngok Dinka people will be free whether you like it or not. Their Pain is our pain or whatever they feel is what we feel here in the South. Just talks shit over there but we are getting closer then before. Mark my words! Abyei is the South Sudanese land!!

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    • 14 December 2012 20:58, by Santino Akot

      Hi Mr. Master we will lick our elbow in the South and you lick your ass ok to see who will be able too.

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    • 15 December 2012 02:06, by Kenyang

      Master,
      What historical claim do you (Khartoum) have in Abyei? Or do you just want to see Misseriya allow to vote? Misseriya had no say then when Abyei Dinka Ngok led by Deng Majok decided to be administered in South Kordufan in 1905 and they will not have say today if same people decided to rejoin South Sudan. Remember, (forget about Hague Arbitration) but this issue was agreed in CPA.

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  • 14 December 2012 09:30, by master

    we must declare the holy war now
    Jehad

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    • 14 December 2012 09:39, by Young Lotuko

      Holy war? What a stupid retarded person..Come to South Sudan with your stupid attitude and you will never make it back to North Sudan..

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      • 14 December 2012 09:42, by zulu

        ILA ONYO NGALI
        The Jihad used to succeed because of our brothers the For and the Nuba who are Muslims. But now, since the are all being persecuted by these idotic racist regime, they will fight the Jihad with us against these infidels.

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    • 14 December 2012 09:39, by zulu

      Where is Osama? Second, Holy war! when is starting, since we last fought, it has been Unholy?
      AUPSC will definitely go along with UNSC since it got that mandate and is to report to the international body. Whether you like it or not, it has to be resolved amicably or violently.

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    • 14 December 2012 12:15, by hellonearth

      YOU DID THAT IN 1989 AND FAIL MISERABLY. SO NOTHING NEW HERE. JUST SHUT UP

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    • 14 December 2012 12:53, by Gabriel KK

      Master,
      Holy war is nothing to us, we will chase you like a chicken this time. remember we are free to buy any weapon from the international market or from our allies.

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    • 14 December 2012 17:21, by pabaak

      declaring Jehaad mean nothing to us, what happen to majadeen in 90s, some of them fall prisoners of war and were returned after CPA to Khartoum, and definitely are going to be victims again if you attempted to send them again

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    • 14 December 2012 18:59, by Tiger

      Master!
      How many times did your failed state declare jihadist war against the innocent people of SS while we were both in one Country,you’re out of your mind son,declare that freakin war and we will send you to hell right on time.

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    • 14 December 2012 21:01, by Santino Akot

      You think the holy war is new from your criminal government. this holy war had been declare since the first civil war between North and South Sudan. go a head and declare it right a way.

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  • 14 December 2012 09:32, by King of jungle

    Dear Me,
    Useless Jalaba,why are u greedy for the land of S.Sudanese historical,why do n,t u go to middle east 2 get ur land over there? Shame on u to be in Khartoum suppose u could not be there cuze it is African & Christian land,Don,t rush for da war I think u saw it in da Higleg where by SPLA taught u a lesson very well,don,t think dat u could get it, thought u use force u can still face it.

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  • 14 December 2012 09:46, by Wrong Chemical

    Nafi Ali Nafi or not enough talks rubbishes with his Rusia hopeless people they ’re even failing to handle Syria crises than they talk of partition of our mere Dinka’s land,God ’ll punish Rusians Amen.

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  • 14 December 2012 09:57, by Mr Equal

    If you want to know the true between what media tell you and the reallity on the ground watch this video of Wau county how people were shot this week.http://www.youtube.com/watch?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxHQYQn9JY8&feature=player_detailpagev=nxHQYQn9JY8&feature=player_detailpage

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  • 14 December 2012 10:01, by King of jungle

    yap,Guuuuuuuuuud commence

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  • 14 December 2012 10:05, by Man without fear

    Fake Arabs you will never and never be in our territory of South Sudan -Abyei Ngok Dinka.
    Death to you all.
    Thousand of Arabs will go to hell now now if you can not stop deceiving ur selves (bulshits). before UNSC.

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    • 14 December 2012 12:34, by nuer food lovers

      mr. wrong figure or what ever ur name is,u re right that Abyei will never be sudan territory ,but u should put in mind that, Upper Nile is a region of it own, Barh El Gazal is a region of it own or kordufan where u re trying to decide ur future, but u people of Abyei become a Problem to our bro. In Biemnom Region of Ruweng.we re ready to defend the m if if this illiterate,retarded,drunkard,,,,,,,,

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      • 14 December 2012 12:45, by nuer food lovers

        foolish,uncivilise,un interlectual president Kiir kueth piny Nyol Lual support ur interest,make sure that After the referendum of Abyei, the demacation of the boardery between sudan & south sudan with the inclusion Ruweng territory of Heglig into Abyei area, there will be terrible war between upper Nile & barh el gazal.for sure i know Equatoria will distance themselves from that,people of Ruweng..

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      • 14 December 2012 12:59, by nuer food lovers

        foolish,uncivilise,un interlectual president Kiir kueth piny Nyol Lual support ur interest,make sure that After the referendum of Abyei, the demacation of the boardery between sudan & south sudan with the inclusion Ruweng territory of Heglig into Abyei area, there will be terrible war between upper Nile & barh el gazal.for sure i know Equatoria will distance themselves from that,people of Ruweng..

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        • 14 December 2012 13:11, by nuer food lovers

          re been marginalise,discriminated,mistreated ruine beyound the expectation by the son of bitch mr.kiir kuethpiny Nyol Lual and the three Abyei son ie Hamad Deng Aloor ,Luka Biong aka Rommel& Edward Lino.we re wanting reaction from them ie Biemnom&parieng this is the time Riek machar beome the president of s.sudan or upper Nile.if ur retarded&drunkard president kiir keep of annexing Biemnom .......

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          • 14 December 2012 13:23, by nuer food lovers

            area of heglig Toor Aliny to Abyei ,they wrote several letters to John Garang than Salva kiir right from the beginning of the casefire on the 20th.july.2002 when mr.kiir and Abdalla-gadier ink the security or casefire in machakosi kenya.eg utazas william Miabek chan kuol wrote an article in sudan mirror news paper on 19th.August 2004 regarding the issue of Heglig toor Aliny,but SPLM deligate......

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            • 14 December 2012 13:43, by nuer food lovers

              paid deaf ears to their crying for help in the hand of Abyei son gang,iwould not matter what course will it be.the two war that s.sudan fought upper Nile is the leading both in front line &leadership,capability,tactically,economically contribution,basically to the movement,of course Abyei people are brother to Ruweng genetically but administer differently ie upper Nile & kordufan or Barh el gazala

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              • 14 December 2012 14:13, by nuer food lovers

                ...we in upper Nile we regretted the death of Athor Deng Dut,kolchar Nyang,Gatluak Gai,and the imprisonment of Tanganyik &mariginalisation of Tiger Gatdet Yak.u should make sure that the only community that is not suppoting the upper Nile interest is Bor ie Agankueeth,pathieyie,Abodit and jielei were kuol manyang rise from,only people that re supporting thier own interest re Gier chaung Alonug....

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                • 14 December 2012 14:22, by nuer food lovers

                  kuol manyang juuk,&james Hoth mai.mr man of no fear yes of course as ur name is.u should now fear people of upper nile.of course u have dominated the western world,but will change to eastern block.ie Russia,korea,Iran,vietnam and sudan will support us millitary economica,material and the veto in the UN assemblly.and thank u bro.i have nothing bad aganist u but u transform u bro from Abyei.

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      • 15 December 2012 01:38, by Kenyang

        Please, change your name to something respectfull. Let’s respect our communities or tribes. Everybody including yourself love food, who doesn’t?

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  • 14 December 2012 10:20, by Makunon

    No more time needed enough is enough, just forwarded to UNSC

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    • 15 December 2012 02:25, by Lok T Simon

      Dear bros and sis,
      The matter of the fact of Abyei decision is not the matter of when, but it is mstter of how Baggara Arab involve in decison makining of nine NgokDeng soil. Their decision on soil should based on sympathy, but not not must. As Baggara Arab are for pasture or water seeker for their animal, they would not behaving strong saying, unless they want to different routes of grabbing soil

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  • 3 April 2013 11:59, by stefan

    Khartoum is again trying to play its usual chess game-like, by playing Messirya as its usual pawns. When by the end of the real chess game, the big losers will be these nomads. The nomads are given a fair deal that they be allowed grazings, given health & educational e-aromaty inawera services by the Abyi

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