The Star (Nairobi)

7 July 2011

Sudan: Abyei is Still Ours, North Sudan Declares

South Sudan is officially the world's newest country. Jubilant crowds are on the streets, celebrating their bitterly fought separation from the North. ... ( Resource: South Sudan Becomes World's Newest Nation

North Sudan has re-iterated that Abyei belongs to the North and they will only move out after a referendum to determine who will control the oil rich region, according to Sudan's ambassador to Kenya Kamal Ismail Saeed.

Saeed also says President Omar el Bashir will visit South Sudan on Saturday as it gains its independence from the north. Sudan this morning unveiled a new map showing Abyei as part of north Sudan which could further escalate problems between the two states.

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