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South Sudan

Lam Akol Ajawin

Date of Birth: 15/07/1950


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The battle for Malakal

’ These rebels are newly labelled the South Sudan Resistance Movement (SSRM), which has reminded South Sudanese, if reminder were needed, of Riek’s 1991 rebellion with Lam Akol Ajawin, which saw similar massacres and nearly destroyed the SPLM...


A deal under duress

Riek's partner in the 1991 split from John Garang, the Shilluk warlord Lam Akol Ajawin, signed multiple agreements with Field Marshal Omer el Beshir's regime and went on to serve in the post­-2005 Government of National Unity (GNU) in Khartoum, later standing against Salva in the 2010 election...


A deal under duress

Riek's partner in the 1991 split from John Garang, the Shilluk warlord Lam Akol Ajawin, signed multiple agreements with Field Marshal Omer el Beshir's regime and went on to serve in the post­-2005 Government of National Unity (GNU) in Khartoum, later standing against Salva in the 2010 election...


The state cracks

That was when Nuer forces loyal to Riek, who with Lam Akol Ajawin had just split from the SPLM, massacred hundreds of Dinka civilians...


From power struggle to uprising

The factional fighting soon spread to the army headquarters at Bilpam, leading to fears that the military could splinter along ethnic lines and result in widespread communal violence, as happened following the 1991 split in the SPLA which was led by Riek and Lam Akol Ajawin...

With the purge of the party’s high command now clearly unsuccessful, Salva’s offer of amnesty to dissidents such as Jonglei rebel leader David Yau Yau and Lam Akol, who returned to Juba in late October, looks like a bid to shore up dwindling support...


Powers of separation

He first blotted his copybook by joining Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon when he and Lam Akol Ajawin split from John Garang de Mabior’s SPLM in 1991, though he later returned to the fold...


A power struggle, not a coup

Not only did he and Lam Akol Ajawin split (and nearly destroy) the SPLM in 1991, that year’s Bor massacre by his men has not been forgotten, nor has his signing of 1997’s Khartoum Peace Agreement and his red carpet treatment by the National Islamic Front (now NCP) regime...


Let them eat fish

The official opposition leader, Riek’s former fellow anti-Garang dissident Lam Akol Ajawin, is even more tainted by links to Khartoum...


New South Sudan Ministers

• John Luk Jok, Justice (no change; earlier Oil): lawyer; GUN, Jonglei, Nuer, joined Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon and Lam Akol Ajawin in 1991 split but returned to SPLM; now seen as a force behind SPLM dominance; critics blame him for Transitional Constitution’s centralising powers; former SPLM representative, London, when Peckham resident...


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