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TEXT: Proposal of African mediation to settle Abyei issue

AFRICAN UNION HIGH-LEVEL IMPLEMENTATION PANEL FOR SUDAN

September 21, 2012.

Proposal on the Final Status of the Abyei Area

General Principles

1. The Parties reaffirm their commitment to the following:

a. The Abyei Protocol, Chapter IV of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement of 9 January
2005;

b. The ruling of the Permanent Court of A.rbitration on delimiting the Abyei Area of 22 July
2009;

c. The Agreement on Temporary Administrative and Security Arrangements for the Abyei
Area of 20 June 2011.

2. The following general principles shall inform the Final Status of the Abyei Area:

a. Abyei is a bridge between Sudan and South Sudan, linking the people of both countries;

b. The territory is defined as the area of the nine Ngok Dinka cbiefdoms transferred to Kordofan in 1905, as defined by the ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration on 22 July 2009;

c. The Misseriya and other nomadic peoples retain their traditional rights to graze cattle and move across the territory of Abyei.

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AUHIP Proposal of the final status of Abyei