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Ngok Dinka in central Sudan seek national identity cards

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May 6, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - A delegation from the Supreme Council for Coordinating Affairs of Ngok Dinka of Abyei region Saturday has arrived in Sudan’s central town of Wad Medani to discuss ways to issue national identity cards for its community members residing in the Gezira State.

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

Ownership of Abyei, an oil-producing region contested by Sudan and South Sudan, remained contentious even after the world’s youngest nation split from Sudan in 2011. Khartoum and Juba failed to agree on who can participate on in a vote to determine the future of the region.

However, the two governments continue to treat the population of the region as its nationals.

Last February, President Omer al-Bashir underscored that Abyei is a Sudanese territory, instructing national authorities to provide its residents with full administrative services including issuance of identity cards and passports.

The secretary of organisational communication at the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) in the locality of Wad Medani Hassan Abdel-Aziz Al-Maz said his party is “committed to supporting the entire issues of Ngok Dinka of Abyei”.

The official news agency SUNA reported that Al-Maz, who met the delegation Saturday, expressed pleasure to inaugurate the office of Ngok Dinka in the Gezira State as the first regional office.

For his part, the head of the supreme council and political secretary of the NCP in Abyei Chol Mawien Bol said they seek to prove that Abyei is a Sudanese territory, pointing the council is non-partisan.

He said that the number of Ngok Dinak community members residing in the cotton-producing Gezira State ranges from 6000 to 7000 people, saying they are distributed at the eight localities of the state.

The 2005 peace agreement which ended 21 years of war between the Sudanese government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) provided for a referendum to be conducted by the people of Abyei to choose between remaining in the Sudan and joining South Sudan.

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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  • 7 May 07:07, by Thiep Mawien Thiep

    Be inform that, the land of Abyiei belong to south sudan, there is no more debate about it. But the issue to do with individual descion to get their pastports from the north sudan is for their selves protections.

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    • 7 May 07:19, by Kuch

      Well, it is up to whoever that fool who still wants to have anything to do with the so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan. 98% of Ngok Dinka population voted to come back to South Sudan and there was 2% who want to remain in North Sudan. So that 2% can do whatever they damn please with their so-called clones arabs of North Sudan>>>

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      • 7 May 07:24, by Kuch

        As for the Ngok Dinka referendum results to recognized, to hell with the recognition. Their referendum results were tacitly recognized by their South Sudanese cousins. Crimean people voted overwhelming to join Russia and they don’t need their referendum result to be recognized by any rat in the UN and they are now free to use the Russian passports.

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      • 7 May 07:55, by Eastern

        Kuch or Kus,

        Get this fact right; there’s no country called North Sudan but there’s one called South Sudan. It defeats logic how a people can choose to call their country South Sudan where there’s no its northern counterpart! These Ngok fellows are foresighted. They have seen the futility of pushing to have Abyei move to South Sudan.

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        • 7 May 08:38, by Kuch

          Eastern, So you are now one of the cloned of North Sudan who have been trolling this site for war in our country when you are not a South Sudanese? By the way, tell that Furs, Nubas and the Funjs that your North Sudan is better than states! Just watch though, we will switch off the damn oil tapes to your hellhole and we see what happens

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          • 7 May 08:44, by Kuch

            What do you idiot have in North Sudan than to rely on South Sudan? Your damn economy is being kept afloat by the gulf Arabs states oil money in lieu of providing mercenaries to counter Iran in Yemen. Otherwise, you are just a basket case without our oil and you diots know it

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            • 7 May 08:53, by Kuch

              The current in our country is almost over and you creeps don’t want the war to stop because we will wean you parasites off for good. Our Panthou/Heglig and Abyiei will never again properl criminals economy up. Hatred is hatred Mr. Eastern, there will never ever be an inch of a Dinkaland that will remain occupy by the cloned Arabs of North Sudan.

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          • 7 May 08:45, by Eastern

            Kuch,

            Just to remind you, there’s no North Sudan but there’s South Sudan. Without the dwindling low quality oil from South Sudan, Sudan can depend on other exports like gold, etc. Kiir’s house is on fire and its up to him and his sycophants like you to figure out how to quell that inferno. I am Eastern.

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            • 7 May 09:05, by Kuch

              It has already been squashed chap. Those few bandits who keep ambushing the innocent road users are always given a flatform by SUDAN TRIBUNE and RADIO TAMAZUJ because these tabloids think, there is going to be a chance ’re-unification like West and East Berlin. That is what the likes of US, the UK, their gulf Arab states paymasters and their allies think they can in our country but the evils are p

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              • 7 May 09:14, by Kuch

                Playing with fire chap. We are way well ahead of dirty intrigue Mister. The reason why nobody talk about the messes in your own hellhole is because there is nothing there in it. South Sudan is where the riches are. And because we refused to chase away the Chinese companies out like in CAR and Libya and be replaced by the US, the UK and allies companies/thieves, the US, the UK>>>

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                • 7 May 09:20, by Kuch

                  The UN and NGOs have taken our country hostage and are using the likes of Risk Machar, Pagan Amuom, Lam Akol, Thomas Cirillo and Rebecca Nyandeng as their bargaining chips to crawl themselves into our country to come and loot it. But they are wasting their times and our time to be honest.

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                  • 7 May 09:29, by Kuch

                    The US companies were honestly given the first priority to come and invest in country in 2011 right after independence. Instead, the US companies refused citing lack of infrastrucres to invest in, in South Sudan. The US companies wanted the government of South Sudan to chase the Chinese companies out and then the US companies can take the Chinese companies free iipeline. But when the govt of S S

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                    • 7 May 09:38, by Kuch

                      Talk to Chinese companies to come and invest in South Sudan, the Chinese said alright they are to do what they can do to invest in South Sudan. And the US realized that the Chinese are going to do trade in South Sudan, the US went berserk and wanted regime change and that is what caused the 2013 failed coup>>>

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                      • 7 May 09:46, by Kuch

                        The US, the UK, their UN and NGOs have been jumping up and down trying to extricate their evil selves and trying give the current war in our their make up names but their dirty intrigues seem not to be sticking. The US, the UK, the and sleazy NGOs have tried their every move to crawl their evil selves into their UN, famine, humanitarian aid,

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                        • 7 May 09:57, by Kuch

                          donations, peacekeeping and their so-called human rights business scams. But we are not going to allow the US, the UK and criminals into our country with their usual game of regime change. The US, the UK and their creeps have destroyed their good regards we used to hold towards them. Here, in people are very racists and revengful. And for the US, the UK, their UN and their sleazy NGOs to kill our

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                • 7 May 09:21, by Eastern

                  It’s people like you who continue to believe there will be reunion of the two Sudans one day. Your cousins from Abyei have already seen that not forthcoming hence their recent request for Sudanese identity documents. Make no mistake, these folks will move with Abyei land to where they deem fit. It will be a Dinka against Dinka onslaught.....

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                • 7 May 09:29, by Konan

                  Kus,

                  Nagok Dinak are Sudanese by birth. Would tell us what South Sudan can give them other than death and starvation.In their country Sudan they can enjoy better life, find enough food, reasonable education for their children, basic healthcare and above all safety things that your Dinkastan failed to provide.

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  • 7 May 09:33, by Jalaby

    Absolutely wise decision from Supreme Council of Ngok Dinka!
    Just give me one single valid reason that will make Ngok Dinka go to South Sudan state where that country is nothing other than a piece of hell and full of war, massacre, hatred, famine, etc!
    Jonobean fled the war and starvation and came to Sudan as refugees only Ngok Dinka among them will be considered as Sudanese!

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    • 7 May 09:43, by Jalaby

      For those of Ngok Dinka who are living abroad in America, Canada and Europe and are condemning Supreme Council of Ngok Dinka for its decision to be Sudanese
      Please keep your mouth shut up otherwise go yourself and live in that hell called South Sudan, come down from your golden tower in US,Canada,Australia and Europe and go to South Sudan and witness by yourself...

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      • 7 May 09:51, by Jalaby

        how the people are dying because of war and can’t find water and food to live,come down from your golden tower and go to that hell
        Stop criticizing Supreme Council while putting your hand inside the gold water, enjoying the refugees in Europe, getting free money from the welfare,eating ice cream, Pepperoni pizza while drinking gold Coca Cola and peer!
        Jalaby

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        • 7 May 21:12, by Garang Akeen Tong

          JALABA, Abiey is our home land, and it,s upto us to decide to remain ARAB ,s slaves or to be free from you. And that,s all.

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  • 7 May 15:43, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    There is nothing wrong for having dual citizenship in this casr of Abei Residents who might be still in the North.Refiltertation does take time and money. Getting themselves temporary identification cards is not a big deal or should it be called sins. Just a respectfu way if one live in a foreign land

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