Hemeti allows mediation on disputed Abyei territory to stall

South Sudanese president Salva Kiir (right) prefers not to intervene in the dispute, leaving it to the vice president of the Sudanese Sovereignty Council, Hemeti.
South Sudanese president Salva Kiir (right) prefers not to intervene in the dispute, leaving it to the vice president of the Sudanese Sovereignty Council, Hemeti. © Jok Solomun/Reuters
The May agreement between the Misseriya and Ngok Dinka, rival communities in Abyei, a small oil-rich area located between Sudan and South Sudan, has several flaws. Yet Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, aka Hemeti, remains more than happy about the situation. [...] (512 words)
Issue dated 16/06/2022 Reading time 3 minutes
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