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South Sudan Presses for Abyei Referendum

South Sudan has called on the international community to ensure quick implementation of the agreement to hold a referendum to determine the final status of the disputed oil-rich border region of Abyei.  Foreign Minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin said the referendum is the only democratic way for the people of Abyei to decide whether they want to remain in the north or return to the south.  The 2005 peace agreement between North and South Sudan called for a referendum for the people ...

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