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Misseriya threaten to wage war against South Sudan


August 24, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – South Kordofan’s Misseriya tribe threatened to wage war on the Republic of South Sudan if the latter is embarked in organising a referendum in Abyei next October without their participation.

Misseriya community people from the village of Goleh of Abyei on 14 November 2006 (Photo UN)

The move comes after the publication of a report in Al-Intibaha daily newspaper, saying Juba has unilaterally started preparations to hold a vote to determine the fate of the disputed region and granted officials and employees from the Dinka Ngok working in the different administrations open holidays from the first of next September.

Misseriya paramount chief Mukhtar Babu Nimir on Saturday criticised the silence of the Sudanese government over the alleged measures taken by Juba government to hold the referendum, adding they are prepared for all eventualities including going to war.

"Our government is silent while they know everything. We are yet waiting their reaction and if it does not move we will not accept that South Sudan organise unilaterally a referendum . We want the government to be clear with us", he said stressing "if it fails, we will play our part in the liberation of our land in war and peace."

The influential tribal leader further asserted their readiness to move to Abyei to prevent the conduct of the process, saying they have all the necessary weapons to confront the South Sudanese army.

During the war time, the Misseriya were organised in militias and fought alongside the Sudanese army against the former rebel SPLM.

Since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in January 2005, they rejected a protocol providing to organise a referendum in the disputed area, claiming that Abyei is their land and they hosted Dika Ngok who were in war with the Nuer.

On the other hand, the two signatories of the 2005 peace agreement, which paved the way for the independence of South Sudan, failed to agree on who can take part in this crucial vote.

This situation was complicated by two contradictory propositions an African Union panel made to the parties. The first, which had been instigated by US Obama’s first special envoy Scott Gration, called to divide the area; while the second supported by the former special envoy Princeton Lyman called to hold the referendum without the Sudanese nomads.

Khartoum accepted Gration’s proposal and Juba rejected it, but the Sudanese government refused the second proposition which endorses the South Sudanese position, calling to hold the referendum in October 2013.


On Friday the UN Security Council expressed its "grave concern about the highly volatile situation" in the disputed area and urged the two sides to form interim local institutions they agreed in June 2011.

"The Council recalls their decision in Resolution 2046 that the parties must resume immediately negotiations to reach agreement on Abyei final status under the auspices of the AUHIP" further said the UNSC presidential statement.

The 15 member body urged to disarm local communities and to turn Abyei into a "weapons-free zone" as it was previously decided by the two parties at the level of Abyei Joint Oversight Committee (AJOC).

In line with the 20 June agreement, a joint police force has to be formed besides a joint administration and a legislative council. But they failed to reach a deal on the composition of the local parliament.

Also, the Dinka Ngok fear that the formation of these institutions without an agreement over the referendum would lead to perpetuate Khartoum’s control over the region.


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  • 25 August 2013 09:05, by Malou Manyiel

    To dig a hole for the enemy, don’t make it too deep in case you might fall in it in other way. Misseriya talks as if South Sudanese have sticks instead of weapons. Abyei referendum must go ahead as planned and proposed by the AU mediation. Misseriya will regret their threats to wage war on South Sudan, otherwise we are not scared to go to war because war does not make us vomit.

    • 25 August 2013 12:11, by Naath

      I like the threat from the Misseria, hopeless kiir will see the really threat from Sudanese Government who are now pushing misseria to go to war against south-Sudanese, brainless kiir and his stupid supporter will do nothing then saying yes war is option, while south Sudanese Army are going crazy every day with hunger no food. President bought land for 600 million dollar while no food for Army.

      • 25 August 2013 15:41, by william

        @ Naath you are so stupid indeed! that mentality of siding with arab and criminals notorious party is what failed your uncle food hunter riak despite of his highly qualification yet you did not learnt what kind of creature are you??? your attitude of put food as a priority has paved the for arab since then, but we fuck you alltogether as usual.

    • 25 August 2013 12:28, by Naath

      Malou Manyiel and Chol-A: now you guys sound like really fighter, right don’t forget that South-Sudan Army are dying with hunger no food. Do you think hunger army can fight with healthy army? hell no.right, we loose panthu gone, we will lose Abyei very soon. The reason is government official become richest for public money while army dying with hunger, brainless kiir is against Abyei people.

      • 25 August 2013 13:07, by Chol A.

        @Naath or people you want side with your masters that is ok because it your normal habit. We have been fighting with both of you before Spla while you both supported by Khartoum government and we are still here.

        • 25 August 2013 14:49, by Northern Sudanese

          Chol A.
          your army is hungry, even hungrier now that they lost money and food. no1 will stand in the way for the Sudanese army. if things get cold then we just take it the same way we took it in 2011 or we will kick SPLA just like in Heglig!

          • 25 August 2013 16:28, by Chol

            Northern Sudanese, your Missariyas don’t need to threaten anybody; you just need to vote! You’re not going to win no matter what kinds of war you want weigh again South Sudan. When South Sudanese were promise referendum; they didn’t threat war again Sudan; they just voted and now we are an autonomous nation.

            • 25 August 2013 17:13, by Northern Sudanese

              hahaha keep dreaming dude, you south sudanese will have your asses wiped out like in Heglig , Abyei and Kafia kingi ect.... war wouldn’t be like a referendum where you vote for who wins or not, its money , power , bullets ect....
              we have no problem with voting as long as all misseireyah take part in the referendum :) then we can live in peace.

              • 25 August 2013 19:15, by George Bol

                Abyei problem is #1 reason why S.Sudan for the North. Abyei problem is our first thing to be solve by peace or war.As long Salva Kiir and minister of defend Kuol Manyang are hearing this threat, that threat will be empty. For us the Abyei must vote in October,no more agreement on Abyei Issue because it’s nonstop.Better for South to sharp their spear and face primitive Missiria including SAF.

    • 25 August 2013 14:45, by Deng Ateny Lueth

      I believe Misseriya warning should not be take lightly by our Republic of South Sudan. Ngok Dinka people have one bloodline with me. indeed they are as important to South Sudan just as the air we breath in.we will never accept any pieces of ours land taken from us in 21 century as was the case of Gambella traded away.

    • 25 August 2013 22:15, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

      Malou, Manyiel
      Arabs has right to say.

  • 25 August 2013 09:46, by Chol A.

    Ahaaaha, what a Joke, instead of praising us you start tell us that language, that is food we normal eat her try on. If you people not fool you could not try to threat us but let wait and see your war.

    • 25 August 2013 10:31, by Panda Odhie

      Nhialic Junub raan kan,Deng Arop piong raan kan, God knows, let maralin try once more, it wouldn’t be sweet as usual.

  • 25 August 2013 13:52, by Konkooc

    Those arab messeriya are joking how come the claim that they will fight South Sudan. that is a tribe messeriya fighting a nation. why are you sticking on South Sudan land in which it administration was just taken there in 1905.

    • 25 August 2013 14:17, by South South

      Empty threat from fake Arabs called Misseriya. They have no control on themselves let alone controlling South Sudan land of Abyei.

      • 25 August 2013 14:42, by Northern Sudanese

        south south
        never forget what these arabs have been doing to your people before there was something called the UN and human rights and before you even knew how to wear cloths.
        this is ST creating an image as if its only them vs south sudan. believe me, if it comes to war all of sudan will stand together and beat you up. we are importing many weapons these days including fighter jets ready to bomb

        • 25 August 2013 15:10, by zulu

          North Sudanese,
          You rattle very mcuh as if you have strength. Boy, we are supporting SRF and you cant even take one place from them. Why do you complain against oursupport?. Look, the fact is, we havenot organized the Ngok Dinka. But also read other relevantviews on this facade

          • 25 August 2013 15:21, by Northern Sudanese

            hahahaha lol you motherfuckers are so damn funny, girl SRF attacks 1 place and hides in the other. its easier to kick SPLA asses than SRF which runs from place to place. support SRF so we have the perfect reason to cut your bloodline again :) whatever you bitches, no matter how organised you will have your butts kicked again and again :)

        • 25 August 2013 15:51, by william

          North sudanese you are so seneless, look here notorious criminal party (NCP)had used all natural resources aganist SPLA/M since 1956 but we fucked you until you accepted to divided the nation into two did you?? Those soldier were not salarized staff yet they captured many towns you terrorist. we are not after food like you fake arab.

          • 25 August 2013 16:25, by Northern Sudanese

            hahahahah william you fucked up son of a bitch! your as funny as dancing monkey on a tree! what natural resources are you talking about? you were just like SRF being chased after from town to town. you divided a nation by paper* due to our kindness. if it was about war then you would be still there naked in the bushes! and you know what, am happy your gone too :)

          • 25 August 2013 16:28, by Northern Sudanese

            since 1956 you ugly disgusting urine drinkers have been nothing but a liability to sudan. the only good thing that came from you is the oil which will deplete by 2020. btw, SPLM didn’t exist in 1956 you fucked up whore. we fucked you whores very hard and we will continue to make your lives like hell. look at your landlocked shithole, unable to feed more than halve the people looool

        • 25 August 2013 17:35, by South South

          Northern Sudanese,
          There are no men in Sudan to fight war with South Sudan even if you buy the guns of the world, no one is going to use them, fact. Second, those thieves of NCP are very busy these days stealing aid for the flood victims, that is what you need to address my friends.

          • 25 August 2013 18:49, by Northern Sudanese

            South South
            you whores better think about those stolen $4 billion from poor people who drinker cow piss and a country that can’t feed halve its people!

      • 25 August 2013 15:06, by Runrach

        @ Naath, traitorous/betrayal. Your days has already been calculated and waiting for an execution. Not for that mighty SPLA had once been your with cieng mor Jalabe. Note that the an illegitimate son of Nyadeang and holocaust has gone who will then feed Jalabe our news ?

  • 25 August 2013 14:44, by Northern Sudanese

    This is more ST bullshit. when it comes to war all of Sudan will stand together. at the end of the day its not just missereyah territory, its Sudanese* territory :)

  • 25 August 2013 14:53, by Northern Sudanese

    South Sudan has 2 options:-
    1. referendum including misseireyah
    2. no referendum without misseireyah (remains under our control by force)

    • 25 August 2013 15:24, by Runrach

      South Sudan presidency cannot and will never be enforced on her citizens by the same person just like he did in 19991 rebellion. If that the case which made U to support Arab nomads, then do so and make your grave ready for U to rest in full stop. We see you in battle field. Good luck mate.

  • 25 August 2013 19:08, by Northern Sudanese

    Most soldiers in the Sudanese army are Darfurians themselves. and those fake ICC indicments are denied by not just The Sudanese people but also African union, Arab league and Islamic world :)

    • 25 August 2013 19:42, by George Bol

      You are breaking your heart for nothing. Praising enemy that has been fucking you is a curse and weakness if not cowardice act.You are from S.Sudan but your weakness.This time, international will not condemn S.Sudan to withdraw SPLA in Heglig. Its a matter of time for SPLA to go North.SPLA is not about money but for our land.Asked you mother where are your uncles that were sent to Sout

      • 25 August 2013 19:45, by Northern Sudanese

        George Bol
        the whole world knows very well that you have not withdrawn but have been kicked out by sudanese army. how can your president announce 3 day withdrawal ’’After’’ the Sudanese army was ’’Inside the oil field and secured the region’’. what did you have to withdraw? dead bodies? lol

      • 25 August 2013 19:48, by Northern Sudanese

        George Bol
        and no I am not south sudanese, would rather be a ugandan if I was looking for a bad nationaliy but south sudanese? hell no! lol

  • 25 August 2013 19:38, by dinkdong

    Bring it on bitches!

  • 25 August 2013 20:10, by Northern Sudanese

    can’t believe I have spent hours arguing with an illiterate fuck named Rommel originated from the dumbest country in the world. clear indication that am falling down to his level of education. Rommel It’s better to let someone think you are an Idiot than to open your rotten mouth and prove it to the world!

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