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January 13, 2012 (JUBA/KHARTOUM) - South Sudan on Sunday rejected a Sudanese demand seeking 50% of seats on the Joint Abyei Area Legislative Council (JAALC), as the two parties started talks in Addis Ababa on the formation of the administrative organs in the disputed area.

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Abyei, the main contested region between Sudan and South Sudan (BBC)

Earlier this month, a bilateral presidential summit agreed that an interim administration be immediately established as prerequisite to settling the final status of the fertile and oil-producing area.

As directed by the two heads of state at the last summit, the Abyei Joint Oversight Committee (AJOC) met in the Ethiopian, Addis Ababa on Sunday to share names of the officials they wish to appoint to the administration and to finalise other issues.

Luka Biong Deng, South Sudan’s Co-Chair on the AJOC said the two sides agreed to form the joint interim administration. He, however, added they could not proceed with formation of the Abyei parliament after Sudan introduced a new demand, seeking equal membership in the area council.

"We have met and held discussions during which we exchanged names of officials to be in the joint interim administration in Abyei. This is to comply with the directives of the two heads of state in the last which directs Abyei Joint Oversight Committee to meet and form Abyei area administration, the council and police service", he said.

However, he pointed out that they failed to form the local legislative body because "Sudan has come up with new demand. They want 50% membership in the council which is contrary to the previous arrangement”, Deng told Sudan Tribune by phone from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Sunday.

In accordance with the provisions of Abyei Protocol 40% of the council seats would be allocated to Sudan and 60% to South Sudan.

On the other hand Al-Khair Al-Fahim, AJOC co-chair from the Sudanese side confirmed that they asked to increase the number of seats allocated to Khartoum government.

He however did not elaborate on the reason for such demand stressing the need for a joint willingness to advance in the formation of local institutions.

The disagreement over the participation of Misseriya nomads in a referendum on the fate of the disputed region led to postpone a the crucial vote which had to take place in January 2011.

Deng said the new proposal on the Abyei Administration shows clearly that: “The government of Sudan is not interested in resolving the final status of Abyei. This can now be seen in this new proposal. With such mindset, they are just wasting time and resources.”

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Members of the Abyei Joint Oversight Committee at a meeting (AU)

The official further added that it is time for the international community, particularly the African Union and regional bodies to take a "bold decision" and endorse former South African President Thabo Mbeki’s September proposal on the issue.

Mbeki, who heads the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) on Sudan and South Sudan, suggested that a binding referendum takes place in October without the participation of Misseriya not living in Abyei.

This has been accepted by South Sudan, but rejected by Khartoum, as the indigenous Dinka Ngok would be expected to vote for Abyei to be transferred into South Sudan, from where it was moved by the British in 1905.

"Because we could not reach an understanding, we decided that we leave it to the lead negotiators", Biong said.

Previous understandings on the council, he said, gives South Sudan 12 seats in the and eight seats to Sudan, from which 4 seats would be given to the Dinka Ngok members of Sudan’s governing National Congress Party in the area.

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  • 14 January 2013 09:39, by Dinkawarrior

    50:50 power sharing of Abyei resources will be nightmare for you Jalaba! Just wait a minute and let Darfur country, come out from this messes too like Abyei. South Kordofan and Blue Nile countries will be next and then we will see how North Sudan is going to be looks like.

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    • 14 January 2013 09:52, by Dinkawarrior

      your greediness will lead you nowhere, you FAKE Arab will go back to where you come from: Middle-East. All African Sudanese are tied and sicked because of you lies and cheating while you have no right to do so. You bounces of Middle East-gays, you’re wrong to be in Africa.

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      • 14 January 2013 09:58, by Nuer Dominated Liberation of South Sudan

        OH..I’M SORRY TO OUR ABYEI PEOPLE.Our land is so beutiful,and I’m sorry to learned that our Uncle Deng Majok has sole this land for sake of food...but don’t worry, Dr.Riek Machar will helped you in this position in the International Court. He is an hamble Acting President. The soon will be President will come out streight from his position to govern us. in a good way. South sudan for life!!!!

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        • 14 January 2013 10:09, by william mawien

          Never !!!
          Dr risk will never become a president of south Sudan ;;;;;;;;;dr risk and cowboy are criminals ;;;;unless 4$b public funds are returned ???

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          • 14 January 2013 10:48, by Die (Truth) or Live (Lie)

            It should be rejected as matter of course but what will Abyei people add when South Sudan is already in financial crisis.
            Nuer and Dinka saga will not help brothers and sisters on this sites. shut your mouths up and watch the fools destroying the Country.
            Prosperity through corruption = HELL and the vice versa

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          • 14 January 2013 20:48, by Nuer Dominated Liberation of South Sudan

            shut up yaah Arab boy, Dr.Garang Vision on all sudan has failled, Dr.Riek Machar on Self-determination has pass..we are enjoying the South Sudan now. Now,Dinka are the first Rich food lover in South Sudan through food brought to them by Dr.Riek Machar so what else?? He drove this car from distance through his politicals calculations, and now it happen. Dr.Riek Machar has helped your Deng Majok,kid

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        • 14 January 2013 10:15, by Dinkawarrior

          Nuer Dominated-Militias in Sudan!
          Nuer Dominated-Slaves of Arab!
          Nuer Dominated-Nyagateen of Sudan
          Nuer Dominated-Food-Lovers in Sudan
          Nuer Dominated-Traitors of Sudan!
          Nuer(DOMINATED-AMOK)in Sudan!
          Nuer Dominated-Cowardice!
          If Nuer didn’t stabbing our Movement at the back or our Military activities at the back we would have captured Sudan by force! Shame on Nuer behaviors in the above@

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          • 14 January 2013 14:48, by Abyei Kiir Oils

            if you want to have good life southern Sudan please support John Kong,James Hoth Mai plus others Nuer Sons and daughters with good records,and I know you gonna turn it back saying is all tribalism thing,I will improve you wrong if you think that way my friend,it have to be your records to make you success or loser,eveil guys are always blaming Dinkas for not promoting with their dirty hands

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          • 14 January 2013 20:22, by Nuer Dominated Liberation of South Sudan

            VISONLESS, MR. WISH TO SOME THING DIDN’T HAPPEN...Why you live in Illusion, Moor Mok yaah son of Slave. Now Dr. Machar and Others Equatorian trying their Academia ,and their level Best to help this BBy Nation your likes are stilll are so jeolouse about his work?? lol...I will never live in a dream which didn’t happend....Mr.want to wish to be warrior,wish to be gay, wish to be rich over night..

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            • 14 January 2013 20:36, by Nuer Dominated Liberation of South Sudan

              Dreaming of alll Sudan will never happend son of bitch. Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon has brought to you the South Sudan through his Self-determination. We don’t believes in wishes, we are believing in Action. Dr.Riek Action brought you guy the South Sudan. So the remaining issues is upto you Dinka to claims those areas sole by your Grand father. Deng Majok,and other Ngoks to their Arab Masters.

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              • 14 January 2013 23:38, by Paulino Miabek de Minyiel.

                To: nuer dominant.
                Hai Man, take it easy dude! Are you divorced with Dinka girl or what? ( Nyan jieeng da) man you’re annoying me here man! Leave Dr. Riek Machar dhuorgon dude. He’s okay with his vice bro, unless if he want to run for nuer country. Also, do you know Dr. Riek? If yes, when n where. Don’t. Talk about Riek in this forum again. If you do it again, I will request phone dude.

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                • 14 January 2013 23:57, by Paulino Miabek de Minyiel.

                  Nuer dominant,
                  Don’t give Riek Machar a condition again man, I am telling you! 91 he used to sit down under the tree 6:00 am- 6:00pm no communication nothing in Nassir, don’t give me wrong, I was in pananyang, ketbek n wiijock. He’s okay. Maybe you, coz no one know you.
                  To: Dinka warriors,
                  Give this Guy a break man! He don’t even comments on article anymore, he just jump on you. Sorry guys!

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                • 15 January 2013 08:39, by Nuer Dominated Liberation of South Sudan

                  Slave Dinka Son, never and never tell me hi, I’M not your husband, NUER don’t like this kind of people who say hi to men. so shut your ass up...the fucker would be another Dinka,and not NUER GUY. we are still keeping our African Culture whereby men,and are good to be familly together. secondly, u are a new crocaite here. shut the fuck up.
                  South Sudan will be bloody in 2013, and your likes will

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                  • 15 January 2013 16:18, by Paulino Miabek de Minyiel.

                    To: nuer dominant,
                    read gud lieldu, I didn’t say hi I said haai mean jok e mo. Fuck you white army.

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        • 14 January 2013 10:24, by Dinkawarrior

          Dr. Holocaust is the most wanted criminal by ICC! He is a sample of Death in South Sudan and he can’t help himself not anyone else. I am warry if ICC is not harry up, then his big belly will kill him. So don’t ever try to tell us about this woman who like to be in every things. Death to him, son of the Slave-British-Cook!!!

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        • 14 January 2013 11:41, by Thel Mangardit

          My dear Nuer,
          If you want Dr. R.M T to be the president here in s. Sudan then pay back Dinka Cows if not then I don’t think that one to be a president of South Sudan, negative, true is true.

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          • 14 January 2013 13:02, by Nuer Empire

            Lol,are you talking of cattle? Does Riek Machar ’ve your cattle? He will pay your cattle by improving developments in your dark villages.Get it yaa nguth thok!

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        • 14 January 2013 14:32, by Abyei Kiir Oils

          hey Mr.gayass Nuerson,I dont youre aware of western world culture,if you dont here how is take to get a job for anyjob you would like to work,its by law the company have right to check your backround before you got hired,so your criminal Dr was lucky to be that position due to the incedent that took Prophet Dr John Garang de Mabior away before his time,he fought for 21yrs and 21 days in khartoum

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          • 14 January 2013 18:30, by Nuer Empire

            Abyei soil:The worst record is to sell out your clothes when you are hunger and reclaim that you didn’t do that.As a result,u come and cheat your brothers and sisters that my clothes are taken forcefully by Tut/Thon and you remain behind leaving them fight against your customers!!Arabs are your customers and some of u are still with them and create headaches for us.Go and fight don’t leave us.....

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            • 14 January 2013 18:38, by Nuer Empire

              Go and fight,don’t leave us alone fighting with your customers and watching us at the back.It will not help at all.Dr Riek will lead us in the South,u have nothing to say otherwise it is disrespected manner. You first remove r=those trashes(Mesiriya) and talk of our own empire.
              **The Empire**

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              • 14 January 2013 19:11, by Abyei Kiir Oils

                seeing Nuer with their ugly tatoos in their face,it really doesnt tell me know whats nation is about,apart from money people are paying in Southern Sudan to do the job,when it was volunteering many of you were fighting on Bashir side,it wasnt Dinkas alone fighting this li part of Sudan called Southern Sudan and which known right now Republic of South Sudan.arab have still right now fucking you

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                • 14 January 2013 20:26, by Nuer Dominated Liberation of South Sudan

                  Son of Slave, please Blame our Deng Majok kids...and Deng Majok himself who sole this beutiful land. now you are the victims. Shame u Mr. Abyei. your Gran-father was the first Muslim, First Gay,and First Slave. He sole this land to Arab. You guy trying to come to south and than sole this land to arab again???
                  fuck you frist Muslim Gay of Jenubin

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          • 14 January 2013 21:25, by Nuer Dominated Liberation of South Sudan

            Abeyi,first gay muslim in South sudan,John has never fire a gun dog. Leave a lone the ear say. You never been to Bilpam, it’s a nuer name,Bongo,it’s a Nuer name,and Fagak is the Nuer name. so Please shut up,and just learn, you are a new comer.
            Enjoy the food brough to you unknowingly by Dr.Riek Machar. You have no choice now, u are a refugees. Go with Arab. We have Gambella in Ethiopia now.

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            • 14 January 2013 21:28, by Nuer Dominated Liberation of South Sudan

              We have Nuer of Ethiopia in Gambella State of Ethiopia, we are not claiming Gambella...go with Arab if you love vision of Sudan really bad.

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    • 14 January 2013 10:03, by william mawien

      Hahaha(aaaaaa:D
      you are right Mr dinka fighter
      enough is enough no missiryia should participate in Abyei referendum ;;;;abyei belongs to dinka ngog people

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  • 14 January 2013 10:14, by Majongdit

    The Sudan: a country without a principle. Here we are made each day to wake or awakened up to find either a new demand or an altered version of an (dis)agreement on the table. All this makes think a song in Kiswahili ’inchi ya watu wadogo’ - the country of small people. nevertheless, it is the minds that are small when the character is none.

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    • 14 January 2013 10:32, by Dinkawarrior

      Looks at those Darkest-Asses FAKE-Nagirians who are pretending to be like SATAN-MUHAMMED! Shame on you! They will die samply becaus of Money.

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  • 14 January 2013 10:48, by william

    Let them get no even 1% because the land was already ruled internationally as for nine dinka Ngok chiefdom. So, they were even given 40% for what???? Otherwise, the international are calling for another desruction of Abyei.

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    • 14 January 2013 11:28, by william mawien

      Let him go to hell ??????????
      nuer dominated cattle raider of south Sudan Mr risk will never be our president ;;;we do not need genocidal president like bashir in south Sudan

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      • 14 January 2013 13:19, by bianaathling

        Hey stop leaving the main points donot tell lies here the issue here is bout power sharing of Abyei.if you donot have an idea to contribute why dont you keep quite.If Dr.machar becomes the President or not we are not sure but let wait for 2015 if cow boy will make it.I think Liars Arab are joking how can we share our own land with fake people? shame on their big fish.

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    • 14 January 2013 12:39, by Morthon Akol

      Dr. Luka, you are right those guys in Khartoum are just playing game. South Sudan should stop any negotiations with them and talk to the African Union to take this case to security council to finalist. because any time they will come with a new condition of which the two parties can’t agree at all.

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  • 14 January 2013 12:16, by barbayo

    look! Arab they came with new strategic to confuse eniveronment, 50% 50% cent ,Abyei need people South Sudan united ,and take it by force.

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  • 14 January 2013 12:19, by Makunon

    Misseriya said; they want to move to settle in Abyei, which mean they are somewhere and want to move to Abyei.And again claim 50-50 share in the council more than eight seats. That is clear occupation by NCP in the name of Misserya and it is unacceptable. Better refer the case.

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  • 14 January 2013 12:41, by Marco A. Wek

    I wonder some of our people in this website divert the topic and rash into tribes of each other.
    Please wake up and learn to be responsible. If you nothing to read, then don’t read nonsense.

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    • 14 January 2013 12:52, by Robot

      "SUDAN"... A NAME BLACKMAILED BY FAKE FULANIS FROM NIGERIA... WELL, THE SOLUTION FOR ABYEI IS LOOMING AND ONCE IT IS UNLOCKED, ITS SHOCK WAVES WILL SEND CHILLING INFO ABOUT THE NEW REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN!!!!. THE CLAUSE IS BARREL OF A GUN AS WELL A POLITICAL WILL. THEY DREAM WHILE AWAKE, PLEASE DREAM WHILE ASLEEP.

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    • 14 January 2013 16:07, by Peacocktail

      Leave Nuer Dominated her Mother alone:He/She is mad by creating useless alias, SUDANTRIBUNE SHOULD BAN SUCH ALIAS.
      Khartuom/NCP criminal demands are very ridiculous and deserve no surprise from Abyei and South Sudan.
      Dr.Luka Biong need to be advice to decissive and involved ALL SOUTH SUDANESE IN ABYEI ADMINSTRATION. NOT only Dinka Ngok Parliament,the area belong to South Sudan and all must be inv

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  • 14 January 2013 13:42, by kuac Agol

    The 50:50 Power sharing could not solve the problems of Bashir and his colleagues in the government of Sudan because 50 is very little for him, by the time he received 50 he will complaint of the other 50 remain
    Tell him not to temper with anythings in Abyei area ,as Abyei belong to Dinka Ngok in Warrap state.

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  • 14 January 2013 13:44, by Junubda

    South Sudan have a right to reject what they want to But our concern is that when they got threaten by Khartoum they will never keep their promises,That is our weakness in South Sudan, And Khartoum knew even South Sudan rejected their idea they will just yes at the end of the day.

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  • 14 January 2013 15:48, by akoonapg

    No more negotiations with Sudan, we need to go to war and free the whole country, we can not leave our oppressed and starving brothers behind.

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  • 14 January 2013 21:24, by Northern Sudanese

    South Sudan, don’t take it hard. its not hard for us to take Abyei again by force with you whores doing nothing but begging for help from the UN....

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    • 15 January 2013 03:56, by aguotwany@live.com

      Hello Mr. North, Sudan. Your end is now and forget about 50-50, what that means you must exit before it’s too late. We will crash you and defeat will be the name used for you , get it?

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  • 14 January 2013 23:00, by Paulino Miabek de Minyiel.

    To: Denagela and Jaaliin tribes.
    Dear Khartoum owners, if you don’t take note in your notebook when people are negotiating then we will end up taking Khartoum from you soon. What happened in Naibasha Kenya in 2005? Where did you put your Abyei protocols? We have ours. Find them, if you can’t find them, then not even 40% for you. Why you guys acts like you don’t remember things? ( caak amok cuol!

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  • 14 January 2013 23:17, by Paulino Miabek de Minyiel.

    ........continue .....jaaliin, Denagela n cheikia tribes.
    You acts like you folks don’t know anythings, what let SPLA/!M-N remains out? It’s your stupidity. What was the disarmament you were talking about Bashiir n Taha? Where are you? If you didn’t thought cheap, rethink again. Now you’re out of control, 40’000 in Blue Nile 80,000 in Nuba mountain. And still want to fight us?

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