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30 Oct 2013 description
report Miraya FM

The Misseriya tribe has announced on Tuesday it will hold a counter-referendum in November to determine the fate of Abyei area.

The announcement came as the Ngok Dinka community in Abyei start counting votes for a referendum they conducted this week.

The Chairperson of the Misseirya’s Youth Association to Support Abyei, Mahmoud Abdulkarim, said in a press conference in Khartoum that the planned vote will be held north of Bahr Al-arab (river Kiir).

09 Mar 2013 description
report Miraya FM

(09th March 2013) - South Sudan and Sudan negotiating teams have agreed to establish a safe demilitarized border zone between the two countries.

In an extraordinary meeting of the Joint Political and Security Mechanism in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, both sides agreed to immediately and unconditionally withdraw their forces from the contested areas to be completed within the next two weeks.

10 Sep 2012 description
report Miraya FM

Muna Tesfai South Sudan

The African Union Chief Mediator for Sudan - South Sudan talks, Thabo Mbeki, has confirmed that Presidents Salva Kiir and Omer Al-Bashir will meet on the 21st September in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, to resolve the outstanding issues between the two countries.

The UN Security Council had earlier said that 22nd of September is the deadline set for the two countries to reach a comprehensive agreement on all the remaining issues.

11 May 2011 description
report Miraya FM

The General Secretary of Sudan Council of Churches, Reverend Ramadan Chan Liol, has said that the Council's conference, which started on Monday in Juba, is working on a strategy to address the violence in southern Sudan, the popular consultations in Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan and the Abyei Referendum.

Speaking to Radio Miraya, Reverend Chan said that the Council is forming a delegation to meet the warring groups in southern Sudan in order to bring them to the negotiating table.