Abyei is a town that is administered by Sudan and claimed by South Sudan. It has been one of the flashpoints in the ongoing conflict between the two countries since the Sudanese Civil Wars, as it is disputed between the two countries.
Abyei was traditionally inhabited by people of the Dinka ethnic group. In the late 2000s, the Second Sudanese Civil War took its toll and most of the Dinka have fled the town, which has now been occupied and razed by northern Sudanese forces.
Sudan's B38 Highway passes through Abyei Town.
It is highly advised that you travel in an armored car. Do not wander the streets alone.
- Traditional Sudanese huts
Abyei is home to a traditional Sudanese market.
- Sinnaryya Restaurant
There is a UNMIS Headquarters in Abyei Town.
There are no hotels in Abyei.
- Abyei Masjid Mosque.