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South Sudan

Lam Akol Ajawin

Date of Birth: 15/07/1950


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The men in charge

Ahmed Ibrahim el Tahir, Federal Relations: lawyer; NIF MP working for implementation of Sharia early 1989; top legal and negotiation posts; chief RCC delegate to talks with Sudan People's Liberation Army-United and Lam Akol, Nairobi, May 1993; active in Zaghawa-Arab reconciliation, Darfur, 1994...

Lam Akol Ajawin, Transport (nc): Shilluk; chemical engineer; once friend of northern secularists; with Riek Machar, broke from John Garang in 1991; both later joined NIF regime...


A gambit too far

Thus the NIF was excluding not only its Southern opponents but also its allies, including Southern Coordination Council head Riek Machar and Transport Minister Lam Akol, Secretary of its latest peace committee...


Hostile homeland

'Homeland'has two main aims for the NIF: to coopt and therefore neutralise El Sadig and his Umma, further dividing the NDA, on the model used for Riek Machar and Lam Akol; secondly, to wrongfoot the United States while convincing outsiders, especially European governments and businesses, that it really wants peace (AC Vol 40 No 23)...


Blow up

They've helped the NIF to recruit defectors from the SPLA: Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, Lam Akol Ajawin and, sometimes, the late William Nyuon Bany...


The NIF goes on a charm offensive

The NIF's divide-to-rule successes include 'peace agreements' in 1997 and 1998, when it co-opted dissident Sudan People's Liberation Army dissident leaders Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon and Lam Akol Ajawin, plus some people dubbed faction leaders for the purpose...

Garang ran through the NIF's tactics for holding onto power, stressing 'divide-to-rule' and noting that the 'peace from within' policy had brought no peace and isolated its signatories, Riek Machar and Lam Akol...


Standing on the south

* SPLA-United: Lam Akol’s breakaway from SSIA; Shilluk; loud separatist demands from southern leader closest to northern secularists softened even before Lam joined with NIF...


Peace means war

Little by little it drew in, notably, Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, William Nyuon Bany (who later defected, then was killed by Riek’s men), Kerubino Kwanyin Bol (whose ravages were a main cause of the Bahr el Ghazal famine and who is now back, in theory, with the SPLA), the late Arok Thuon Arok (AC Vol 39 No 4) and Lam Akol Ajawin...


Marking time

The most prominent faces from the past are Nimeiri’s well connected Energy and Mining Minister, Mohamed Sharif el Tuhami, who took Irrigation, and SPLA-United leader Lam Akol Ajawin, at Transport, a traditional ‘southern’ ministry as, when he was still fighting the NIF, AC heard Lam mockingly observe...


Political plane crash

Fellow Peace Agreement signatories Riek and Lam Akol have since been conspicuous by their low profiles...


Garang manoeuvres

Yet an SPLA agreement with Lam Akol Ajawin (SPLA-United) is still possible...

Last year, Garang's number two, Salva Kiir Mayardiit, repeatedly met Lam Akol in Addis Ababa, even reaching a preliminary agreement in July...


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