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Sudanese Misseriya rejects Kiir’s decision establishing as South Sudanese area


February 21, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s Misseriya tribe voiced their rejection of a recent decision by President Salva Kiir to declare Abyei as South Sudanese area.

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The Misseriya staged a protest against an African Union-backed proposal that excluded them from participating in a referendum on the future of Abyei outside the UN and AU headquarters in Khartoum on 28 November 2012 (Photo: Reuters)

Kiir established three administrative areas including Abyei, which is a disputed territory on the border between the two countries, raising interrogations in Khartoum.

Sudanese officials, however, did not comment on the decision.

But a Misseriya tribal leader Mukhtar Babo Nimir handed over a letter to the commissioner of Muglad locality of West Kordofan State pressing the Sudanese government to reject the move and called for peace negotiations between them and the Ngok Dinka.

According to the official news agency SUNA, Nimir affirmed their total rejection of Kiir’s decision. The tribal leader stressed that "Abyei is a Sudanese and a Misseriya (territory), declaring their readiness to protect it if necessary".

He further warned that they would resist this decision by all means including the closure of all the crossing points that pass through their land.

Sudanese and South Sudanese senior military officials signed a protocol on the deployment of checkpoints for weapons on the two sides of the border between.

The agreement is signed after a bloody attack by the Misseriya on 21 January killing 35 Ngok Dinka. While the Ethiopian peacekeeping force under the UN flag.

The tribal leader demanded to organize talks to end Abyei conflict in a neutral country and stop the delivery of Identity cards to Ngok Dinka, the UNISFA forces.


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  • 21 February 2020 19:38, by Mayendit

    The Khartoum government must educated those movable Tribe Misseriya that, the whole Sudan lands is for Black African Tribes which were found in there. Second to that, the deal which was made by Northern Sudanese dominator with the Ngok Chief was illegal. In 1905, Abyei region was taken to South Korudian without knowledge from Bhar-El Ghazal regions Official.

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  • 21 February 2020 19:49, by Mayendit

    All these nomadic Misseriya and others came from North Africa and some parts of West Africa while, the Ngok Dinka were there. Now if they wanted to be part of South Sudan nation then,there Will be no problem at all but they are poorly insisted claimed that, they are the owner of Abyei perhaps, they are wrong. Misseriya Militan must understand, South Sudanese Will not accept threatened.

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  • 21 February 2020 20:04, by Mayendit

    The Sudan nation have separate in two countries because of such inhuman. We the people of Southern regions were treated so bad by Northern Sudanese dominator, we were considered a third citizens while, they found us in the lands of Sudan. The Khartoum government must come out clear Abyei. Failure to do so thus, it would cause bad relation between Northern Sudan and South Sudan. Abyei is a South Su

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  • 22 February 2020 00:24, by Dinka-Defender-General

    Misseriya, needs to stop campaigning on Abyei region. It doesn’t belong to Sudan. Ngok and Abyei are 100% South Sudan region. You’re only cow keepers or use Abyei land for grazing or water during summer time, but it doesn’t belong to you.

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    • 22 February 2020 00:58, by Khent

      The Misseriya don’t "need" to do anything. The Missseriya are (rightfully) taking advantage of a sad excuse of a ’Country’ that has re-directed resources (meant for defence) into the hands of tribal militia groups. In a world where strength preserves peace and dignity — we must understand that there’s a converse to that...

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      • 22 February 2020 03:27, by Khent

        ..that weakness invites depredations, war and humiliation. Juba should have used a significant portion of the oil remittance funds to establish a capable military and should have also created a group like Hezbollah in Abyei. The other Dinka sections on the border are not subject to the Rizeigat, Salamat or any of the other *Chadian* Baggara Arabs...

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        • 22 February 2020 03:44, by Khent

          ..And the reason for this is simple -> they fight and retaliate. The Ngok of Abyei are different — they’re naive and feckless; the fact that they marry their daughters off to to the Misseriya is revolting and is precisely why they must be sidelined and silenced by all the Dinka sections when we defend that Dinka land.

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          • 22 February 2020 10:10, by Khent

            According to K. D. D. Henderson’s standard history of the Humr, published over a quarter of a century before the area became disputed, the Ngok were well established in their area along the Ngol (Ragaba ez-Zarga), Kiir (Bahr el-Arab), Nyamora (Ragaba Umm Bieiro)...

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            • 22 February 2020 10:11, by Khent

              ..and Lau by the time the Humr reached Muglad, and sections of Ngok even assisted them in seizing control of the area from the indigenous Shatt. ( Why Abyei Matters: The Breaking Point of Sudan’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement? - Douglas H. Johnson)

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              • 22 February 2020 10:38, by Khent

                The fact that the Ngok helped the Misseriya to defeat the Shatt Nuba is yet another reason I don’t respect the Ngok. Unlike the Sudanese ’Arabs’, (to whom we are related to) the Baggara tribes are just migrants from Niger and Chad and are not products of mixing between us and the Arabs.

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