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Abyei administration for calls calm during UN delegation visit

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By Ngor Arol Garang

May 19, 2011 (ABYEI) - Local authorities in the oil producing region of Abyei on Thursday issued strong orders, vowing to enforce the directives of the Chief Administrator by arresting any person engaged in acts of violence during the visit of a UN Security Council delegation on 23 May, regardless of their political affiliation.

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Members of Abyei civil society hold pro-southern independence placards during a protest outside the United Nations offices in Khartoum on September 23, 2010 (Getty)

Members of high-level government and diplomatic delegations from the Government of South Sudan (GoSS) have started arriving Abyei ahead of the scheduled May 23 visit in which 15 members of the UN Security Council will visit the contested oil-producing region.

Minister of finance in the Abyei administration, Acuil Akol Miyen, said in an interview with Sudan Tribune, "We expect people to demonstrate respect and responsible behaviour to the guests”.

He warned that the police will “arrest any person who may attempt to incite or participate in any acts of violence, regardless of his or her affiliation with any of the political parties or organizations”.

The official said the delegation was coming to the area for “first-hand information” on the situation in Abyei, rather than “depending on media reports and statements from third parties.”

They will meet chief administrator, executive members, members of local council, UN Mission in Sudan, and members of civil society organisations and faith based groups.

“It is because of the sensitivity of the visit that I would like to urge all stakeholders, political parties, civil society and other interest groups to work closely with the police to remain calm during the visit", said Miyen.

He explained that the police “will work with all involved, including the media, the church, civil society and other organizations, to ensure that meetings are peaceful”.

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  • 20 May 2011 07:27, by dinkador1

    We trust our S P L A only, we are sure no NCP army will try that.
    No violence,no killing any more at ABYE.

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  • 20 May 2011 07:50, by Sam.Eto

    How can you say that when your coward SPLA attacked the SAF and UNAMIS while they were leaving Abyei today. Try and get this through your thick skull ! Abyei is part of north sudan and has been for the last 105 years. Dinka like it or not will have to agree with the Messeriya on land sharing and oil sharing. If the GOSS or the SPLA dare do anything the world is watching and no one will blame the north when they blow your stinch of a country to hell !

    Why dont you try stop the killing of each other from cattle restling, tribal violence and greedy fat government corruption before talking about war with the north again. No one is daring to invest in the South because they know of your ignorant and primitive behaviour. You cant be trusted with they gave you - you expect them to do what. All the americans and evangelicals want is to turn some primitive peoples to christianity and steal as much as they can from. This will continue but now its with the help of you own impotent government.

    The North stop selling you food for a few days and look your government is already begging for handouts. Do not mess with the north unless you want to be another Somalia. The US rep. said it yesterday - Sudan is the most important country in africa for us right now. Not the South - it is and will continue to be a burden for the international community.

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    • 20 May 2011 08:06, by dinkador1

      TO Sam. Eto,
      Since you are wife of an arabs,it is good for you let southerns die every day,soon you will blame your self.Even if you are nuer or equatorian.Think before writting.

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  • 20 May 2011 08:03, by Sam.Eto

    Another message to Sudantribune for your stupid question ’ should south sudan constitution include ownership of Abyei?’ tell the 82% ignorant people that said yes - ITS ILLEGAL - Who asks these dumb poll questions ?

    Here - Hear it for yourselves from Special Envoy to Sudan Princeton Lyman:

    "Abyei is part of the NORTH’ - THE NORTH !!!!!! Stuff that in your poll statistics !

    http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2011/05/163614.htm

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    • 20 May 2011 14:46, by Mony de Jang

      Mr. Sam Eto;

      I am not startled by your statement that Abyei is part of Northern Sudan in what seems to be fear of war. However, Abyei must be brought back to its original geographical location through peaceful means or blood. Therefore, you cowards have to understand it that war is coming and may not affect you like the previous wars which were fought by Dinkas alone without you. It is upto you to decide whether to contribute or remain handfolded as usual but, we are not going to relinguish our stand on Abyei regardless of your shievering and repercussions.
      If I had known where you belongs, I would approach you in length and details.

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    • 21 May 2011 08:17, by Observer

      Sam.Eto

      Maybe it is because my English is not as good as yours but I went to the link you provided and nowhere could I find what you claim. There was no mention of the Special Envoy saying that Abeyei is part of the North.

      Maybe you will be able to cut and paste it on here seeing you are an expert at that but remember to quote where it came so readers can check that it a copy of the real article.

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  • 20 May 2011 08:19, by Chol A.

    Wash your wet ass which you normal do with father Bashir.
    The government of R.S.S begging sudan . Why is Bashir is now putting clow on us, it becuase RSS is source of income and you will be begging soon.

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  • 20 May 2011 08:24, by Chol A.

    Wash your wet ass which you normal do with your father Bashir.
    The government of R.S.S is not begging you in sudan . Why is Bashir is now putting clow on us, it becuase RSS is source of it income and you will be begging soon.

    repondre message

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