RUMBEK, July 26, (Gurtong) – A leading South Sudanese female musician has released an album in praise of the recent ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague over the Abyei dispute.
By Manyang Mayom
Teresa Nyankol Mathiang released the album titled Dong-Abyei-wei Kadi, which means ‘How was Abyei left out?’ in the Dinka language, on Sunday in Khartoum.
“I am very happy that the Abyei issue has now been solved and I congratulate the lawyers and all those who participated, including the judges, for the wise decision that has now raised hopes for a bright political future of the area”, she said.
She added that the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) was signed in 2005 to guide South Sudanese towards peace.
“I was worried about peace in South Sudan and that is why I released this album to remind the Government of South Sudan under the leadership of Lieutenant General Salva Kiir Mayardit that Abyei cannot be isolated”, said Nyankol.
“I call upon the Abyei residents to take charge of their future and coexist with their Misseriya brothers and sisters. We have had and still have a long journey to the New Sudan that will have justice, freedom and equality”, affirmed Nyankol.
The renowned musician, who hails from Abyei, said that she will soon release a new album titled Thon-Chidhor (Rajil Sabuor in Arabic) that translates to ‘a man of patience who never gives up his right’.
“The album, to be released in August this year, is dedicated to the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers for their long period of standing by the people of Abyei since the beginning of the liberation struggle in South Sudan”, she said.