Re: Abyei Boundaries Demarcation Committee
These days the Sudaneseonline.com is full of comments about the Abyei Boundaries Demarcation report. As I am one of the sons of Abyei, I would like to caution and remind the Sudaneseonline.com participants of the discussion board that people are yet to read the full text of the report in order to be able to criticize or disagree with the report and make a meaningful contribution to whatever the demarcation committee must have arrived at. I hear and read that the Massyria tribe is planning marches, protests and petitions against what they perceive to be a grab of land by the South. This how the area has always been polarized by perceived actions of the South and the Dinka Ngok, the owners of the area in question. Such polarization has always led into conflicts that have cost both, the Dinka and the Massyria, precious lives. I hope people will wait to read the report before rushing regrettable actions.
This time around, the Sudanese are trying to resolve the problem of Abyei once and for all. The demarcation of the area has been called for by the Machacos Protocols that were recently signed by the SPLM/A and the NIF in Nairobi, Kenya, ushering in peace for the first time in twenty-two years. We should at least wait to read the full report before rushing to judgment. I hope you will enable my friend and colleague Fideili Gama’a to read this message, either by graciously posting it under your name or by forwarding it to him.
Up to here I reserve any comment either on the history of Abyei or the report until I will have an opportunity to read the text of the report.