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March 5, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese committee for the administration of Abyei area Sunday said a joint delegation from the American embassy in Khartoum and the USAID will visit the border disputed region on Tuesday.

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Ethiopian peacekeepers patrol the outskirts of the disputed Abyei town that straddles the border between Sudan and South Sudan on 16 September 2013 (Photo: Reuters/Andreea Campeanu)

The executive director of the Sudanese body Saloma Yahia Musa said the visit aims to assess the humanitarian situation and needs of the local community besides inspecting the development projects funded by the USAID.

He told the semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) Sunday that the delegation is comprised of 14 members from the U.S. embassy in Khartoum, USAID and the local administration, stressing the security situation in the region is stable and calm.

Ownership of Abyei, a disputed oil-producing region contested by Sudan and South Sudan, remained contentious even after the world’s youngest nation split from Sudan in 2011.

There is no joint administration between Sudan and South Sudan, as the Ngok Dinka refuse the formation of Abyei Joint Oversight Committee (AJOC). Instead, they call to hold a referendum without the Sudanese pastoralist Misseriya.

Now there are two committees one for the Misseriya appointed by the Sudanese government and another for the Ngok Dinka appointed by Juba government.

The Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) provides that the contested territory remains part of the north until the organisation of a referendum determine its fate.

The difference over who will participate in the referendum prevents the two countries from holding the agreed referendum.

However, the Dinka Ngok organised a unilateral referendum from 27to 29 October 2013 to say they want to join the Republic of South Sudan.

Khartoum, Juba, the African Union and the international community refused to recognise the outcome of the vote.

(ST)

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  • 5 March 23:58, by Kuch

    Ngok Dinka of Abyiei, just hang in there but never ever listen to any evil any more. Be it the damn US, the UK, the UN or any criminals. You NGOs Dinkas have been taken hostage and even us here in South Sudan by the greatest evils on earth, the US, the UK, their UN and their creepy NGOs as their Geo-political football to toy around with>>>

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    • 6 March 00:03, by Kuch

      Our country toy around by our enemies like former West and East Germany in the hope that we are going to re-united with the so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan just like West and East Germany were re-united. Fellows, never underestimate the evil game being played around in our country and our people. But the evils are underestimating us and you people>>>

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  • 6 March 03:08, by Kush Natives

    Every time there’s a differences in South Sudan, the regime in Khartoum tried to show off. Well, there’s none to say right now on whether Abyei belong to who! Sudan is now forgetting Tri-angel because of Abyei uh? This is a laughable case. Bashiir, you’re full of cases! Leaving problems to problems, pathetic! Riek Machar and his alike are the ones delaying the case of Panthou & Abyei period.

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    • 6 March 03:24, by Kuch

      Mr. Kush Natives, We are here brother. No on evil is going to play game with our country bro.

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      • 6 March 03:52, by Kush Natives

        Kuch,
        Thanks sir! Bible says, truth set you free, when you knock the door, it will be open for you. Therefore, those of Midit Mitot, Hamil, Eastern, Jubaone, Joseph Canada, Lou Nuer, and all an evils alike are knocking the wrong door. What I am trying to pinpoint is this, South Sudanese should starts focusing on reconciliations and dialects amongst themselves, rather then dragging__con

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        • 6 March 04:03, by Kush Natives

          con_ Their feet on nonsense war, that’s unwinnable. Because, I myself don’t believe in violent, so do you? I don’t think anybody does, except Satan. But, my point of today’s this. Don’t ever and ever make me mad, confined, isolated me as your an enemy, while I am just praying for our co-existing.

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  • 6 March 03:20, by Kush Natives

    My message to the Abyei people, although most of you are blind fools by Riek Machar in some cases, whichever I don’t know, because I know that 65% of you are siding with Riek Machar since day one. Don’t ever say no now, because Riek MAchar agenda’s collapsing! Stay in that land called dispute area & Panthou, the case of those two areas is eminent and its pending in our hands, all of us. Abyei &__

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  • 6 March 03:32, by Kush Natives

    con_Panthou are the most severs cases, that’s isn’t easy to let go. There was no any ideals, that let Anya-anya1-2 and before 1947,it was because of the land and marginalization, segregation, and region’s right. Therefore, anything that’s disgraces, an integrity in human’s creature is not allowed and should be deals with at any cost! South Sudan will never and ever repeated the story of Gambella

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  • 6 March 03:41, by Kush Natives

    South Sudanese want president Kiir Mayardiit to finish everything in spot, what’s this? And what will be the use of the next president, if Kiir finish everything? Let’s all be sincere and fair! In my opinion, Abyei and Panthou should be put on hold from now, till Riek Machar’s case is completely finish. SPLA/M Oyee! South Sudan Oyee! Salva Kiir Oyee!
    Thanks all commentators!

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    • 6 March 05:29, by Kuch

      Mr. Kush Natives, don’t worry bro. We are here. We are going to bomb the evils out of our country.

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  • 6 March 04:53, by Ssam

    Now the US EU & UN are evil. Where were you when everyone in SSudan was holding American & Israeli flags. Hypocrisy stinks. Look the world is messed up place, boundaries & NOT ethnicity is the legal framework for countries. So Abyie is legally Sudanese until a referendum decides otherwise. Your pathetic leaders thought they won when Sudan agreed to referendum and court. But it will never happen.

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    • 6 March 04:57, by Ssam

      Unless the Misseriya are allowed to vote, and we know how thats going to end. SSudan will never be allowed to go to war with Sudan again over it, especially considering the mess your leaders and country are in. So the answer is, let the Ngok in the north remain if they wish and allow access to Ngok in the South to live, own land & property. But Abyie will, be Sudanese.

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    • 6 March 11:16, by Kush Natives

      Ssam,
      Where were you caring those flags? And what was the reason of caring them? Clarify me before I elovarate more question. I think you’re deadly new on this ideals.

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