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Juba accepts Khartoum’s nominations for Abyei administration


December 16, 2012 (JUBA) - South Sudan said on Saturday it has received and accepted a new list of Sudan’s governing National Congress Party’s (NCP) nominations for various positions into the joint interim administration in Abyei.

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An unidentified woman stands in the central market of Abyei, Sudan, Thursday Jan. 13, 2011,

Delegations from Sudan and South Sudan met on Thursday and Friday to discuss the formation of interim institutions in Abyei as it is agreed in a deal they signed on 20 June 2011.

The process was blocked by their difference over who will head Abyei legislative council. In accordance with the deal, Khartoum has to nominate someone of from the area to occupy this position but Juba stipulated later he must be a member of Ngok Dinka. Sudan rejected the demand.

Luka Biong, co-chair of Abyei steering committee, told Sudan Tribune from Addis Ababa on Saturday that South Sudan accepted the persons that Khartoum nominated to the position of the deputy administrator and the speaker in the meeting held this week in Addis Ababa.

"It was in this meeting where Sudanese lead negotiator presented their new list which we accepted, because the government of South Sudan has already told the international community our commitment to implement all the agreements we signed without conditions," he said.

The African union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) in a meeting held on 14 December welcomed the steps taken by the two parties on establish these two executive and legislative bodies.

It however adjourned the transfer of its 24 October decision on the organisation of a referendum next year in Abyei without the participation of the nomads in this process to another meeting it will held in January at the level of the head of states.

Biong said that the AUPSC was not able to conclude discussions on the African High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) report, particularly the proposal on Abyei and the final status of contested and claimed border areas.

"Discussions at various levels accepted the proposal of the panel. The foreign ministers and Ambassadors from the African Union member states have accepted the proposal. The African Union Peace and Security Council has also done the same. It reiterated acceptance of the Proposal for the resolution of the Final Status of Abyei Area, as submitted by the AUHIP on 27 September 2012," said Biong.

He pointed out that the delay of its decision on the final status of Abyei January meeting aims to make it easy for the UN Security Council to endorse it

"The involvement of the African heads of state will give it a heavy weight and will make it easy for the Security Council to endorse it," he stressed.

Sudanese government which campaigned for more discussions and said opposed to the referral of the mediation’s proposal, showed confidence after the AUPSC decision to postpone the transfer to January saying the decision will create suitable atmosphere for talks between the two sides.

Khartoum and Juba failed during the past years to agree on the implementation of Abyei Protocol which provide to hold a referendum to decide if the population of the region wantto join South Sudan or to remain part of South Kordofan.

They diverge over who can vote in this referendum. Sudanese government says the Misseriya nomads should participate in the vote but Juba rejects this demand saying only those who reside permanently can vote pointing to the Dinka Ngok and Misseriya settled there.

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  • 16 December 2012 09:29, by Oduko

    Omer can win Abyei by all means through war or talks cause allah knows clearly Abyei is Sudan will remain Sudan... Should South attack any part of Sudan like they did in higligs than that will be end of human that are in South full stop, am millitary man dnt talk too much abyei will solved millitary

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    • 16 December 2012 16:54, by Chol

      Oduko, regardless of your tough talk; South Sudan today is different country! It’s so simple and easy to called Abyei Sudan just as easy and irrelevant in the way you called yourself Oduko; when your name has nothing in common with Sudan! It could be easy and irrelevant to call myself Al-Mahdi and claimed Omdurman is South Sudan region or city! How stupid would that sound?

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  • 16 December 2012 09:55, by panchol

    lick this stick! how do you look@ South Sudanese? Abyei is totally South Sudan, culturally, geographically,historically,ethnically,physically etc. Abyei belongs to nine Ngok chiefdoms The land of Ngok Dinka was annexed to S.K , but Dinka Ngok were not transferred to SK. but annexed to. Oky ?

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    • 16 December 2012 10:26, by Mapuor

      Do really know battlefield conditions.People of Abeyie are not ready to fight as they did during the 21 year war.They like talking,Palestinians failed to get their independence simply because they behaved like our brothers from Abeyei.Who took the Ngok to SK? They demanded for that seriously and the British had no option other than succumb to their demand.

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      • 16 December 2012 11:01, by Mapuor

        Just forget about Abeyei and concentrate on our internal issues,we need education,health,peace,stability,prosperity.etc and not another war over nonsenses.

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        • 16 December 2012 12:31, by Takpiny

          That is it, none violent ways or Referendum is only a fair solution for Abyei problem to win it back or remains in the north as it was transferred peacefully to south kordifon according to willing of majority of abyei citizens at that time.

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          • 16 December 2012 12:33, by Takpiny

            …..Militarily solution not good for both countries and most importantly south Sudan will fight on wrong side of history because Abyei problem is a quite different from the south and north problem . if south still have appetite for war, I prefer that our army should die in dispute areas rather than to die in Abyei

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      • 16 December 2012 16:28, by ANYANYA1

        Hello Panchol you are right Abyie people are not ready for war, they like leadership and singing that all, they don’t even think about the mistaken their grandfather Deng Majok did,excample if you look they position hold in South Sudan Government, they are tope people in the government and they don’t even think about their own futeure,I don’t even undetstand what kind of people they are ? sorry.

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        • 17 December 2012 07:00, by Wen Junuub

          Ya damn Anyany1 & Panchol,
          u guys are totally wrong. U people Abyei that was part of S.K but that is not the case. The trust is that your uncle Bashir is just sourcing for Resources in Abyei Land. Even wher fu were born Bashir can claim it as his part of Sudan cos of whatever resources u had. I believe Abyei is belong 2 S. Sudan but u should stop your negative comments on the web.

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          • 17 December 2012 09:13, by nuer food lovers

            u have abuse anyana1 &panchol for not reason bro.if u re one of the Abyei gangs,then it is to hell with u,ur community were so egocentric and so pround to be friend to fake Arab of sudan during the war between south and north.now it is their turn to cry.they take up arm like Nuba and Blue Nile&darfur.south sudan will support them logistically and even training if they want freedom.freedom is not..

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            • 17 December 2012 23:23, by Wen Junuub

              My apologises to Panchol, I did not intend to abuse but my comment was direct to Never, Mapuor & u Nuer food lovers. U really deserve dat name as it best suit ur identify where u come from.Food is what killing u in our land but not freedom.Abyei was transferred to S.K during British rule. Get the fact before u hit the wall. U r right cos those who r illiterate like u r easy to throw negative words

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  • 16 December 2012 18:16, by nuer food lovers

    to all of u bro,takpiny,mapuor etc,u right to say so but mindn,t u south sudan have no leaders currently,this villian kiir with his cronies SPLM re wrestling with white bull,Nile special,Tusker bear in juba,then Abyei mafia re holding the steering wheel for the s.sudan affiars.i even hope the discesion was taken when kiir was not conciouse.Abyei people were drove by their greedness,egocentric to n

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  • 16 December 2012 21:04, by Nyakuzuny

    People let us waiting 2015. Abyie is our Land Exactly we all knows but what do! we will not bliame our Pesident Kiir to bring Abyie back in South Sudan by force, Abyie is our land , we need to think about Abyie issue , let us set-down bout Decision making.

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  • 16 December 2012 21:22, by never

    I don’t give the fuck about i Abyei no more because we are not going to win this war anyway. our president acting like local tribalist than being a president/////

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  • 17 December 2012 05:40, by RENAISSANCE

    If you guys want know where the status of abyei till now, watch the unidentified woman standing in the central market, understand basher status, Red Sea, Blue Nile, Nuba Mountains, and the Darfur status. Once you know which direction she want to go, there you will find all Sudanese heading and that would lead the country in to Peace. Cont.

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  • 17 December 2012 05:40, by RENAISSANCE

    However, an Arab would give Nubian details yet he the Arab feels not like the Nubian, the same applies to a Dinka tribal man giving a dislocated information about Khartoum which is the very Abyei itself. Therefore, there is no peace till you all understand your status and why you all fight exception of Arab motive which is known. Thank you and have a wonderful holidays

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  • 18 December 2012 12:40, by AUGUSTINO DENG

    Fuck that nomination. Instead of nomination, why Abyei is not totally annexed to the North? Shame on you Luka Biong.
    By Augustino Deng. Jech la mer from Tharpam.

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