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Referendum for Abyei Possible in October 2013

According to an article in the Sudan Tribune, the African Union (AU) is proposing that a referendum take place in October of 2013 in which the people of Abyei will decide to link themselves to South Sudan or to Sudan. The proposal includes provisions for the Misseriya and Ngok Dinka who cross the borders between the nations. The AU suggests a “soft border” which would allow relatively free travel across the national boundaries regardless of the outcome of the referendum.

The proposal includes a provision in which 20% of oil revenues produced in Abyei will be shared with South Kordofan. This makes sense solely with the anticipation that Abyei will become part of South Sudan causing a further loss of oil revenue for Sudan. This all said, it is unlikely that any agreement on Abyei can be achieved until the situation with rebel groups along the border is settled because the agreement on Abyei seems to be dependent upon an ability to allow a soft border to exist.

Help Nuba

Shalom, Salaam, and Peace unto you who care to help!

I and others will regularly be posting articles to this blog so that those interested may keep up to date about the ongoing ethnic cleansing and potential genocide in the Nuba Mountains as well as about news of importance concerning South Sudan, Darfur, Blue Nile and Abyei. I hope that this site might be a central resource for news and opinion.

At this time of year, my people is act as if we ourselves journeyed from oppression and slavery to freedom and prosperity. We remember the tears of that journey in our souls, not merely in our prayers. We too remember the persecutions of our people throughout history, recalling destruction, exile, pogroms and genocide. We must also consider the suffering of others. We cannot sit idly by the blood of our brothers and sisters, whether they be Jews living in Israel or African Muslims in Darfur or in the Nuba Mountains.

May this effort help to bring awareness and peace.