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Lam Akol Ajawin

Date of Birth: 15/07/1950


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Defining the peacekeepers

However, Foreign Minister Lam Akol Ajawin said Annan had got it wrong: Khartoum had agreed to a 'hybrid operation' with no UN command, no 'hybrid force' and far less than the 17,300 personnel that everyone else specified...

This would entail 'technical support', said Lam Akol; such support was of course already in place from the UN, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and governments including Britain, France and the USA...


Opening broadside

Some Southerners think the man who had broken with the late Sudan People's Liberation Army Commander John Garang de Mabior in 1991 (alongside Lam Akol Ajawin, now the Islamist regime's enthusiastic Foreign Minister) and whose wife, Angelina Teny, is GOSS Oil Minister, is too busy building a power-base...


Khartoum's veto

Khartoum's Foreign Minister Lam Akol Ajawin failed to attend the closing press conference...


It's the government, stupid

Since the signing, a string of ministers, including Foreign Minister Lam Akol Ajawin, have refused a UN force...

A score of field commanders, including the main Messalit commander, Khamis Abdullah, issued a statement, signed by veteran politician Sharif Harir, opposing 'peace from within' (a reference to the NIF's success in coopting the Southern rebels Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon and Lam Akol in the 1990s)...


Pressing for a deal

Key to Khartoum's propaganda campaign is former Southern rebel Lam Akol Ajawin, now Foreign Minister...

Foreign Minister Lam Akol had fronted the charm campaign...


'Beyond that now'

The campaign to win over Arab states has, even since the SPLM/A's Lam Akol Ajawin became Foreign Minister last July, been fronted by Northern politicians, including Lam's predecessor, Mustafa Osman Ismail, and Ali Ahmed Kurti, ex-coordinator of the notorious People's Defence Force militias...


Gunmen or soldiers?

On advice from Riek Machar and Lam Akol Ajawin, former SSDF militia commanders who had redefected to the SPLM, Salva agreed to appoint three SSDF members to the Southern assembly...

Two politicians from Collo chiefly families are said to oppose his appointment: Foreign Affairs Minister Lam Akol, who once sentenced Peter Adwok to death, and Pagan Amum Okiech, a senior SPLM official and National Democratic Alliance Secretary General, and son of Paramount Chief Edward Amum...


In the driving seat

The SPLM has failed to get the Energy or Finance portfolios, so its only senior minister is Lam Akol Ajawin at Foreign Affairs...

Lam Akol will present a Southern and highly articulate face of the new government to the international community but he will be shut out of the Islamist security channels which underpin Khartoum's international strategy...


Bad marriage vows

Foreign Affairs: Lam Akol Ajawin, SPLM; Upper Nile Collo (Shilluk); MSc petroleum engineering, Herriot Watt, Scotland; PhD chemical engineering, Imperial College, London; U of K ex-lecturer; knows North; cheerful and outgoing: NIF hopes for 'Mister Smile II'...


Who is Salva?

As civilian politicians gradually displace the soldiers, there is special interest in the futures of Lam Akol Ajawin (Shilluk), James Wani Igga (Equatorian) and Nhial Deng Nhial (Tonj Dinka, touted last year as Salva's successor) and veteran politico Bona Malwal Madut Riing, now back in Khartoum on good terms with President Omer el Hassan Ahmed el Beshir but sent there, we hear, by Salva Kiir...


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