Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Some citizens leaving Abyei in fear of violence following boundary ruling

From Miraya FM Wednesday, 08 July 2009:
Ashraf Qazi: Abyei Road Map has reached critical stage
The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General in Sudan, Ashraf Qazi, has said that the Abyei Road Map has reached a critical stage ahead of the anticipated ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration on Abyei. Qazi has visited to Abyei and met with the joint administration of the area and the local authorities and discussed the final arrangements and necessary precautions for assuring the safety of citizens after the ruling.

Meanwhile, the head of Abyei's administration, Brigadier Arop Moyak, has expressed concern over what he described as the irresponsible actions that may be carried out by some citizens whom may no be pleased by the court's ruling.

Meanwhile, Miraya FM's Correspondent in Abyei has assured that caution is looming over the area and some citizens have started leaving the town in fear an outbreak of violence following the ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration on Abyei.
Further reading

Apr 24, 2009 - Sudan Watch: Final judgement on Abyei boundary issue within 90 days

May 30, 2006 - Sudan Watch:  Interview with Dr Douglas H Johnson, expert on the Abyei Boundary Commission - Hofre Nahas area; part of Bahr El Ghazal transferred to Darfur in 1960s

Aug 16, 2005 - Sudan Watch:  Sudan: Abyei Boundary Commission report

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