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|March 15, 2011|
The population of Abyei is not large, so if the Misserya were to vote-they could attach Abyei to the north. Residents of the Abyei area are Ngok Dinkas, a southern based tribe, and they would not accept being attached to the north. So the vote is now pending.
Another issue is the border itself. The people of Abyei want to make the ruling of the Hague tribunal binding and final-even though it significantly reduced their land. Khartoum wants more land/oil for the north.
On July 9 Southern Sudan will celebrate their independence from Khartoum. HE Deng Arop Kuoi, Chief Administrator of Abyei told me," If the South separates without a solution, I don't think Abyei will remain peaceful. It will be a war zone. One thing I am sure of, the people of South Sudan will not leave Abyei to suffer."
I can't post photos until I get home.