Home | News    Sunday 6 August 2017

Abyei talks due to resume this month in Addis Ababa


August 5, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese committee for the administration of Abyei area Saturday said it would meet with its South Sudanese counterpart from 17 to 18 August in Addis Ababa.

JPEG - 17.3 kb
Members of Abyei Joint Oversight Committee in a meeting (AU file photo)

Ownership of Abyei, a disputed border region contested by Sudan and South Sudan, remained contentious 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 head of the Sudanese committee Hassan Ali Nimir told the semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) the meeting would discuss the implementation of the June 20th, 2011 agreement between Sudan and South Sudan.

He said the meeting of the traditional administration will discuss issues of peaceful coexistence as well as individual issues that occur between members of the two tribes.

The Sudanese official stressed the need for the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) to play its full role in maintaining security and protecting residents of the region.

On 27 June 2011, the Security Council, by its resolution 1990, responded to the urgent situation in Abyei by establishing the UNISFA.

UNISFA’s establishment came after Sudan’s government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) reached an agreement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to demilitarise Abyei and let Ethiopian troops monitor the area.

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


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 6 August 2017 12:38, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Who will talk with Sudan about Abyei?
    South Sudan are enjoying senseless civil war over power.

    repondre message

  • 6 August 2017 16:17, by conservative

    I will agree if they put comrade taban deng gai to lead this negotiate about abyie issue so that canto be resolved very quickly so that we can officially called abyie belong to southern sudan what afraid of this time

    repondre message

  • 6 August 2017 22:46, by lino

    Even Juba Government refused to recognize the People of Abyei Referendum!!! Big Question Mark??? Do Juba needs to wait for the AU, International Community, and Khartoum government to accepted the will of Ngok People?
    Something wrong with this SPLM leadership! If Dr. John wad alive we would have know!!!

    repondre message

  • 7 August 2017 16:39, by Lenin Bull

    Abyei is a South Sudan territory and it will be for South Sudan forever. South Sudan is consolidating itself and traitors inside South Sudan spying on behalf of Arabs are being eliminated first and to give South Sudan a secure rear. Riek, Lam Akol, are traitors for Sudan in SSudan.

    repondre message

Comment on this article

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

President Kiir should extend equal justice recognition to John Agou 2018-03-17 08:35:01 By Deng Kur Deng Dear Mr. President, Is is the quest for equal justice that urges me to write to you today. Our quest didn’t begin with us, but it starts with you. All you have done for your (...)

Applying to the Arab League as the observer is recommendable but wrong time 2018-03-13 11:21:42 By Gatdiet Peter On 5 March 2018, a report from the Egyptian official news agency, MENA has flooded the media and captured a sharp attention of wider South Sudanese people that the Republic of (...)

Africa and UK Brexit 2018-03-10 22:34:34 By Ambassador Dhano Obongo Brexit is the media usage for Britain exiting the European Union (EU). After four decades of membership, last year England voted to quit the EU. Trade impacts will (...)


Latest Press Releases

Appeal for forgiveness and pardon of John Agou Wuoi 2018-03-07 08:28:08 H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit, President and Commander-in-Chief, of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), Republic of South Sudan (RSS), 5th February, 2018. Through: Hon. Michael Makuei Lueth (...)

Petition for release of Agou John Wuoi from prison 2018-02-15 20:45:31 Open letter to South Sudan President Salva Kiir Your Excellency, Kindly please permit me to take this rare opportunity to appreciate you for every effort you have made toward making South Sudan (...)

AUHIP Communiqué on Sudan & SPLM-N talks for cessation of hostilities agreement 2018-02-05 13:04:16 African Union High-Level Implementation Panel for Sudan and South Sudan Joint Statement on Unilateral Ceasefire, Cessation of Hostilities and Completion of Negotiations 1) With the facilitation (...)


Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.