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Sudan’s NCP warns SPLM against annexation of Abyei


December 29, 2010 (KHARTOUM) – The ruling National Congress Party (NCP) said it has received information showing a plan by the Sudan People Liberation Movement (SPLM) to take unilateral actions on the disputed region of Abyei that lies on the North-South borders.

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Dirdeiry Mohamed Ahmed, who is in charge of Abyei file at the Sudan National Congress Party (AFP)

Al-Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed, who is in charge of Abyei file at the NCP, told reporters on Wednesday that the ex-Southern rebel group has contacted the Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG) to devise a plan that would call for an SPLM organized referendum that would only incorporate the Dinka Ngok.

Both parties have yet to find common ground on the oil district of Abyei which had supposed to be holding a vote on its own future next month that has been delayed by disagreements over who should be eligible to vote. Moreover, demarcating the region’s borders has been stalled by threats of the Arab Misseriya tribe who want to be part of the referendum vote.

Ahmed said that PILPG advised the SPLM that a unilateral referendum within a united Sudan would be considered an internal self-determination which does not require an approval from the central government in Khartoum or the NCP.

Once the South decides to separate as expected in next month’s referendum Abyei would become part of the new nation, he said.

The NCP official said that the Dinka Ngok have agreed to allow the Misseriya to take part in the region’s referendum after earlier opposition to the idea.

He warned that if the SPLM goes ahead with any unilateral measures in Abyei the NCP will reject the South Sudan referendum outcome.

In accordance with the 2005 peace accord, the population of Abyei is to decide on whether they want to be part of the north or a possible new country in the south. This vote was supposed take place simultaneously with the one in Southern Sudan.

Last week, the head of the United Nations panel tasked with monitoring the South Sudan referendum expressed concern over the lingering deadlock over Abyei.

"On Abyei, our grave concerns have not abated. As the negotiations continue, it is vital that everyone involved shows patience and does their utmost to reach a peaceful and permanent settlement acceptable to all" said Benjamin Mkapa, the chair of the Panel and the former President of Tanzania.



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  • 30 December 2010 09:17, by Maguangdit

    "The NCP official said that the Dinka Ngok have agreed to allow the Misseriya to take part in the region’s referendum after earlier opposition to the idea"

    Misseria participating in the referendum vote? Oh my God! No! no! There must be something wrong! The SPLM and the Ngok Dinka should be clear on this before things should run out of hands!

    Please, "Sudan Tribune" more clarification on this; otherwise, this Abyei referendum is completely hijacked by the terrorists who will transport all Northern criminals to vote in Abyei.
    I can not believes my eyes!

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    • 30 December 2010 14:05, by Shadrack Nuer Machut

      It is not a matter of keeping blames against SPLM but it is a matter of having exercised poor leadership.

      Abyei whether by talks or gorilla will never be part of north Sudan fact should be told exactly before God or Allah. Let us wait for the Jan. 9th 2011 and we shall see the issue of Abyei with two good open eyes.

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  • 30 December 2010 09:43, by david mabior deng


    As the people of south sudan hits to registration centres both within Sudan’s borders and in diaspora each day since 15th november up to recently in 8 december when the registration process was declared over by the referendum bureau,the south sudanese in Abyei region are left to total confusion,a phenomenon which subjects them to doubting their eligibility as southerners.

    The African Union High-Level Implementation Panel(AUHIP) should go an extra mile on their performance by putting most of its efforts to the Abyei issue since it is so far the most delicate thing as far as implementation of 2005 peace agreement spearheaded between the SPLA/M and NCP which saw through an end Africa’s longest civil war is concerned.

    A mishandle of the issue should be of no afford at any given point or time since it could see through a return to another bloody,lives-taking civil war,a thing that is of no admiration by any human-oriented mind.

    Why does it lead to war?Ok the high profile economic viewing of oil-rich Abyei as way to combat the upcoming economic crisis should south secede with their most depended oil revenues make Northerners unwilling to cede Abyei though its their vivid knowledge that the people of Abyei are southerners by all legal requirements or rather criteria.It is everyone’s cheapest knowledge that northerners or rather NCP to be more precise are interested in the enormous Abyei’s oil fields but not in the people of Abyei.SPLA/M on the other hand would not be dummy or pretend small boy being bully by sitting back and watch what is rightfully theirs being taken by Northerners.No they won’t ,they will go down and do whatever is within their reach even if it means another decades of war to have Abyei back.I think SPLA/M will be just to go back to battle fields if that is the most appropriate linguistic expression that Arabs comprehend or rather understand better.

    Do you now see the worst case scenario on Abyei thing in case the outstanding differences are not crack down in time?Yes!yes you must seeing or if you are that blinded by Arab’s cheap black magic from the Arab world then you must have heard some power-hungry NCP officials such as the presidential adviser on security publicly termed it as PLAN B AGAINST SOUTHERNERS with no shame.

    When Mr Salah Gosh and his NCP counterparts will be executing their plan B against southerners,do you expect SPLA/M to sit back,watch and later congratulate NCP as saints ?No!no! not even saints something else because saints would act ,yes they would by praying hard to almighty God to consume the greedy NCP and Arabs at large in the lake of fire.A retaliatory move will be widely expected from the SPLA/M of which i will support and by that time sudan will be on its gateway to another bloody civil warwhich will see through a total annihilation of evil Arabs .

    My humble appeal goes to the AUHIP to keenly tackle the Abyei issue with vivid knowing that it’s so delicate and extremist fools like Salah Gosh could use it as an excuse of collapsing the all CPA.GOD BLESS THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN.


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  • 30 December 2010 09:52, by Chanson

    Ya Al-Dirdiri.The game you and your leader Mr.Bashir are playing will turn you down during that day.Abyei belong to the South and it will remain as part of the South no matter what...they says in dinka.ke tek nhuom du ,ting nyien duwhat your head think,your eyes can see.If NCP think that their threats scares Southerners then wait and see what is going to happen over Abyei issue.If you are lying by telling as that"Dinka Ngok have agreed to allow the Misseriya to take part in the region’s referendum after earlier opposition to the idea.Or whether you are telling us the truth then you with Dinka Ngok are confused elements because Misseriya have no right to vote in the South land.

    Talking is shit.

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  • 30 December 2010 09:53, by James Garang

    This statement we heard now from NCP and is not from SPLM so we will not believe that because CPA does not allow arabs tribe to come and vote in Abyei because Abyei is a land of Dinka Ngok without those arab period.
    So for the leaders of Southern Sudan to allow NCP to push Arab tribe to vote in Abyei referendum is not true. what I know South Sudan will continue holding their position not to allow arabs to vote in the land of Dinka because those who are going to decide are Dinka not arabs

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    • 30 December 2010 11:33, by Garajuuech

      Arab are really still sleeping;they don’t know we have gone so far not like our grand-fathers.They think we could assume their ideas very easily like Beja in Eastern Sudan whom they trick all the time and Darfur in West.In this very crucial time, Arab-North are working very hard to divid any resouces we have.They know that they gonna scrimp on their living expenses.Time is gone for Arab and now it is time for the owners to enjoy their land.Please DO NOT VOTE WISLY just vote for SEPARATION!!!Arab are liers this allegation is not true completely.Even I was horrified when I read the statement of NCP saying.....there is no evident for this illusion.If Arab are not eradicated like what happend in recent time in Niger, there will be always.....

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  • 30 December 2010 12:53, by Jada Lotole

    Al-Dirdri or "al-dead", be remainded that we dont even want your recognition of the out-come of the "At The Door Referendum" South has already sesseded and the whole World nkows it . For your information, The Peoples’ Democratic Republic Of The South Sudan has the ultimate right to annex Abyei to the South come what may ! Abyei was annexed to the north by then and so must it be annexed back to the South ! Take moment of silence Mr.dead and tell us again wether the Ngok Dinka are arabs ! Do you think the Ngok Dinka will allow themselves to be enslaved by your brutal islamic reign in khartoum under leadership of the ICC most wanted creature ? Forget it and rest assured that Abyei is a part of South Sudan period !Mr.dead, Wherever,however,and whenever you need us to educate you on the matters pertaining to rights, please feel free and we shall be there for you as "Good and Sovereign Nation" We are Peace loving people and thoes who love peace are for us but thoes who dont love peace are not for us !

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  • 30 December 2010 14:51, by mohammed ali

    First let us be clear about it, Abeyei is not oil rich.According to Deng Alor it produces only 3000 bbd and according to Dirdiri it is about 4000-5000 bbd. So it is not about oil.Wester media fond of saying " oil rich region" .That is not true.

    It is the land which is contested by both the north and south.The spla had rejected all the proposals from both Gration and Mbeiki.

    The saga of Arabs/Africans , bullits/war is not going to solve the problem! War is going to be very difficult as it will stop the oil production which will be detremental for both the north and south.

    The proposal of dividing Abeyi or allowing the Messeria to vote or leaving Abeyi as a neutral zone and it’s resident getting the nationality of their choice or having a dual nationality will be a suitable solution.

    Even during the war time Abyei people were living in peace and harmoney and they have blended together very well.It is as Francis Deng called "the mellting pot of Sudan", we should leave them live their life in peace and not make it a problem for it’s people who are living together for the good nad for the bad, for centuries!

    If the war erupted it i’ss Abyei people are going to die and suffer not the politicians and the so called elites.

    War is going to be devastating!Let us try to avoid it by any means!

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    • 31 December 2010 05:44, by Kur William

      Mr Ali to take it in simple way the solution of Abyei as the land of Dinka Ngok and Dinka Ngok are indigenous of southern Sudan who are now demanding to set their own state through referendum as a country ; my friend if they suceess in that way then what do you think can make Abyei to be neutral zone or remain as part of the Northern Sudan. So you have to be aware that the motive of seperation now was cooking by the whole entire Dinkas whereever they are " as they said we don,t want to shares one handpump with Arabs anymore is already "fait accommpli word" to make it easy forget about any land associate with Dinkas these group dose not have reserve mind if they were delcared their intention publicly sorry. Kur

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      • 31 December 2010 17:11, by mohammed ali


        The Messeria are indeginous northern Sudanese people and they lived with the Dinka for centuries.They will not allow anybody to take their land and the are not super-human being they are belong to human same the Meseria and if you think you can win a war against them then you are wrong!

        War did solve your problem for 50 years and if you think Abeyi is going to solved by war or by claiming arrogantly superiority of the Dinka , then you are again wrong!

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  • 30 December 2010 15:50, by Mangol-kot

    My fellow Dinka Ngok are finished. They should not have accepted the mesireya tribe to take part in referendum of Abyei. I am sure 100% Bashir is going to ferry all the Arabs in Khartoum in the name of Mesireya to come and take in that referendum. The sole ownership of Abyei soil had never been for any other tribe apart from Dinka Ngok who were created there by God. But due to this Arabs business, they Mesireya encroached this land of Abyei.

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  • 31 December 2010 03:26, by Deng E. Manyuon

    Mr Mohammed Ali

    We should be clear that the Abyei issue is not issue of oil. It is an issue of people and land. it is an issue of sense of belonging and heritage. Just the name of Abyei speaks to itself. It is just a common sense, Misseriya tribe is one of Arab Al-ruhal. It is a mobile tribe just like Al-Bagara and Al-Rezegat. They have never been part of Abyei. They have been throughout the history of Sudan having access to the land of Abyei for their animals survival.
    And if it is the case, the Government of Southern Sudan is guaranteeing them access to the land after the Referendum. In recent talks over Abyei issue in Ethiopia between the SPLM and NCP, the SPLM has offer to build schools and hospitals for Misseriya in their permanent places. The NCP could not do that!! The successive governments since the so called independence in Khartoum could not do that!!
    No one is interested to go back to the war. But when it becomes inevitable, well it won’t be in favour of the NCP. Of course, in any war innocent people fall victims of the war. Just be reminded that Darfur Issues are still on hold. The ICC request is still hanging around Omar Hassan Al-Bashir neck. Southern Kordofan and Southern Blue Nile issues are in dilemma. Northern opposition parties are gaining momentum with their new politicl framework. As such, call for war is not balancing well with the Khartoum government!


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    • 1 January 2011 19:29, by mohammed ali


      Happy new year

      Well even if it is like you say where are we going to send them? They will still be part of Sudan and they will also have the right to land.

      But the picture is not as you say.Some of them move up and down and some stay.It is not only them , all across the borders people, from both the north and south, move up and down even the Dinka.It is estimated that up to 6 millions move across the borders up and down anually, from both sides.The borders will be the longest in Africa.Are we going to ask them for visas and passports you?!

      People like me and are hardly going to be affected by seperation, but these" marginalized" people are going to suffer badly!

      It is not that we want to rule you, because for the last five years you have been ruling yourselves 100% alone without any interference from the central government even the president cannot interfer in the south! Bt YOU WERE RULING US! 30% of the central government jobs are for southerners, 30% of the parliment are for southerners, so that you have a say in every aspect in our political life and we cannot say a single word about what is happening in Juba.This because these poor "marginalized"people SHOULD NOT suffer ,and to make "unity attractive" It seems that is not enough and you want to be alone, that is fine with me!That is your choice!

      But we have to demarcate the borders and settle any potential of problems or dispute.We have to satisfy both Messeria and Dinka in a fair and win-win siolution otherwise it will be dangerous.

      The blue nile and south kordufan feel that they have been betrayed and they never said they want to divide sudan and they joined Garag’s idea of the New Sudan.Thabita Butrus is now campaigning for unity! They feel very bitter that they have not been even consulted about the SPLA decision to call for secession.So donnot count on them on future plans or threaten us with them!

      Again your threats of creating turmoil in the north is not going to be helpful, Sudan is an old state with old established infrastructure for an state and old united Army! Unlike the South , a new state , an army which formed recently and not disiplined as a professional army as yet. South if there are wounds in the north , there are more in the "newborn state" Most importantly the oil industry will stop compltely , even destroyed fully.We will suffer alot, no doughbt about that, but the south which depends up to 99% upon the oil industry , will come to a stand still.

      So, instead of talking about intimidatiom and threats , let us talk about mutual and amicable solutions and mutual interests of our people.We did not come along that path to fight again.

      You help me andI help you! Still there are more 2 millions southerners living in the north, they were living in peace during the war and they should and must continue to live in peace after secession.Think with your brain and not emotions.

      Hatred will burn the south, it is not going to build it!

      Afterall did you seperate to fight for another 50 years.As the previous American Ambassedor in a Southerner conference in the states, when he heared a talk about war like this , he told them (Are you going to go back to Sudan and fight ? No you are not! and we are not going to fight for you!)

      So, let us be sensible and talk about peace!

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  • 31 December 2010 05:27, by australian

    To be sure, the NCP has not been sitting aroung drinking cups of tea and twiddling their thumbs waiting for the referendum. No doubt they have a full range of plots and schemes to ensure they keep southern Sudan. Things could get very nasty in the next few days.

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    • 31 December 2010 06:35, by kuol M. Deng

      These northerners have already laid the southerners waste for long time. It is good to ignore whatever they bark at in time of CPA. They have pumped and stored the oil that will proctect their economy for more than 100 years. Now they are trying to scare Southerners to jeopardize the CPA and the future of new state. Southerners need to be talking about the economy, security of civilians, and the future of South Sudan in the world.

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      • 2 January 2011 01:00, by mohammed ali


        I wish what you have said is true, because the whole problem is about resources.Let us be clear about it; the major thing which is going to stop the war is OIL!

        If it was as you said we have stored for 100 years that means there is still plenty down there! But we produce only about 500,000 bbd only ;Saudia Arabia produces 12 millions bbd..".are you counting with me in terms of dollars" , if we have one tenth of that , that is 1.2 millions , we will be on top of the world.We have everything and they have nothing except oil!


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    • 31 December 2010 06:55, by Deng E. Manyuon

      Mr Australian
      After forcing the NCP to the negotiating table which resulted into Comprehensive Peace Agreemen(CPA), the people of Southern Sudan have become more confident and sure to tackle the NCP or any type of government in Khartoum. What we need is our right. Nothing more than that. Be rest assure that we are ready to pay ultimate price to obtain it if need arises. The South has become the region that never sleeps. We know what in Jalaba minds. Just focus on your Sharia laws’ discussion!!


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      • 1 January 2011 12:59, by australian

        You know what is in their minds? I wish I could agree! Can anyone psycho-analyse what is in the mind of someone like Mohammed Ali, and others as well, who want to justify the savage history of their people with wildly illogical nonsense? I have heard this kind of thing so many times but I still can’t understand how people can be so averse to facts and common sense. (In Sudan you have the Muslims, but here our biggest problem is the "politically correct" enablers of social self-destruction.)
        As for my sharia law discussion, today I have been reading this - very interesting:


        It is good to hear you are confident. May God protect you and give you strength.

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        • 2 January 2011 00:47, by mohammed ali



          ((You know what is in their minds? I wish I could agree!))

          Who asked you to agree or not? Why could you undrestand me and he couldn’t?!

          Oh my god , sincerely I think you need some form of medical help!

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      • 2 January 2011 00:37, by mohammed ali

        Thanks Deng,

        You have relieved me, you have relieved , if the issue of Abeyei is my hand I will sign it for you now , brother , you deserve it.

        But we want the south to sleep and the north to sleep and am going to sleep and you go to sleep!

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    • 2 January 2011 00:30, by mohammed ali






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  • 31 December 2010 09:55, by Deng Magot Riem

    Who should dare listening to a mere fabrication. Abiey citizens have all along stood their ground in objection to Messiriya’s participation in Abiey’s refrundum and I still believe they remain so.

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