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Lam Akol Ajawin

Date of Birth: 15/07/1950


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Sanctions and splits

Led by prominent Shilluk politician, Lam Akol Ajawin who was alongside Riek Machar during the 1991 split in the SPLA and subsequently went over to the Khartoum government during the last civil war and then formed the SPLM-Democratic Change faction...


Salva stalls the peacemakers

Lam Akol, a veteran Shilluk opposition politician with close ties to Khartoum, covets this post...

That it is even within the realm of possibility that Riek, Lam Akol, and John Garang's widow could be brought into Juba as Vice-Presidents indicates just how little has changed in nearly 30 years...

The split in the SPLA led by by Riek and Lam Akol in 1991 against John Garang opened up a Pandora's box of ethnic bloodletting that begat many of South Sudan's present troubles...


Low expectations for peace talks

In Unity State, Ruai Kuol Jal, a key rebel leader from Rubkona county, broke away from the SPLA-IO to form his own National People's Alliance, which has formed an alliance with the National Democratic Movement of ex-minister Lam Akol Ajawin...


Riek rival boosts Salva

In 1991, a young Taban followed Riek and Lam Akol Ajawin (who jumped ship for the umpteenth time on 28 July, this time from the Juba government), in their split from Garang...


Power without responsibility

• Rebecca Joshua Okwaci*: Roads & Bridges; Ex-Post and Telecommunications; Master's in Communications, Daystar University (private, Christian), Nairobi, Kenya; pioneering Radio SPLA announcer from Ethiopia known as Voice of the Revolution during North-South war; later influential women's peace movement founder; Shilluk; ex-wife of Lam Akol Ajawin...

Lam Akol Ajawin: Agriculture & Food Security; serial signatory of agreements with Khartoum and later, Juba; joined Riek Machar in 1991 SPLM split; rejoined SPLM; 2009 formed SPLM-Democratic Change, now just 'Democratic Change'; Shilluk; chemical and oil engineer; ex-husband of Rebecca Joshua...


The fight moves south

Although the largest opposition party in Parliament, Lam Akol Ajawin's DC has for Equatorians the disadvantage that its five legislators are all from the Shilluk people of the far north-east...


Peace deal stalls again

This has fuelled rivalry between Lam Akol Ajawin of Democratic Change (ex-SPLM-DC) and Martin Elia Lomuro of the South Sudan Democratic Forum as to who is opposition leader...


To publish or be damned

'Before CPA, in 2003, we integrated four or five different factions that had been fighting us, for example that of Lam Akol [Ajawin]...


A test of everyone’s will

Lam Akol Ajawin's SPLM-Democratic Change, the main opposition party albeit one with little influence, insisted elections should not be held while the country was at war...


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