Skip to main content
African news explained

Abyei referendum voter registration struggles to start

Audio 05:10
Abyei zone, May 2011
Abyei zone, May 2011 NU/Stuart Price

South Sudan has asked the African Union to hold an extraordinary summit on Abyei region. Abyei residents are supposed to vote this month on whether to stay in Sudan or to join South Sudan. But voter registration has barely started. Khartoum and Juba have failed to agree on who should be eligible to vote. Two groups live there: the Misseriyah who are mainly herders and the Ngoc Dinka who are mostly farmers. Zachariah Bol Deng a prominent Ngoc Dinka who lives in exile in Britain comments.

Page not found

The content you requested does not exist or is not available anymore.