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David Deng Athorbei

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2013/10/08 The torture by lashing of 23 uncharged detainees, and various abuses in office by the commissioner of Yirol West County, are alleged in a press release from Yirol West Youth Union in Juba. This follows the incident at Yirol Boys Primary School on 27th September. The press release also argues that the legitimate work of the local MP, David Deng Athorbei, is being prevented by the commissioner and the acting state governor. Snippet
2013/10/06 The Lakes State governor sets up an investigation committee into the recent disturbances and controversial arrests in Yirol West County, saying they should be seen as a personal case between the county commissioner, Colonel Majak Ruei, and MP David Deng Athorbei. Snippet
2013/10/03 Local government administrative unions send letter of protest and appeal to the acting governor of Lakes State, after Yirol West county commissioner orders (apparently illegally) the arrest and detention (possibly involving torture) of county administrators, teachers and students. This follows violent protests after MP David Deng Athorbei was prevented from addressing a meeting. It is also reported that the commissioner attempted to transfer 14 of the prisoners to Rumbek Central County, but the vehicles turned back due to 'pressure from top authority in Juba'. Snippet
2013/09/27 to 2013/09/30 The Lakes State government apparently tries to stop a meeting being addressed by MP and former minister David Deng Athorbei. Deng returns to Juba, but there are then demonstrations and damage to the county commissioner's office, resulting in many arrests, of teachers and administrators as well as youth. Snippet 1234
Reference Mini-review
NSS-GIB, 2013. Current political situation and its containment strategy [Operating document] National Security Service - General Intelligence Bureau. Accessed online.

This is apparently a leaked top-secret document which, if genuine, provides insights into the political events of later 2013. It is a funding proposal by the NSS-GIB to enhance their capacity to know about the potentially destabilizing activities of some politicians and their supporters in the run-up to the SPLM's Third National Convention. Also for organizing support campaigns in South Sudan and internationally. It includes a budget for USD 7m. It lists various political figures as suspected of running 'underground political campaigns' (see topic tags and the original document for names).

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National ministries and ministers (2011/08/26 - 2013/07/23)

The table below shows ministries and ministers during the period from late August 2011 (shortly after Independence) to 23 July 2013, when President Kiir relieved all ministers and re-configured the ministries. The number of ministries is 29 (including the two Offices of the President)

Ministry Minister Deputy/Assistant Minister(s)
Cabinet Affairs Deng Alor Kuol Wek Mamer Kuol
Defence and Veteran Affairs John Kong Nyuon Majak Agot Atem
Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nhial Deng Nhial Grace Daterio (for Foreign Affairs)
Elias Nyamlel Wako (for International Cooperation)1
Office of the President Emmanuel Lowilla -
Office of the President for National Security Service Oyay Deng Ajak -
Justice John Luk Jok Paulino Wanowila Onango
Interior Alison Manani Magaya Salva Mathok Gengdit
Parliamentary Affairs Michael Makuei Lueth -
Finance and Economic Planning Kosti Manibe Ngai Marial Awou Yol
Mary Jervas Yak
Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development Awut Deng Acuil Kwong Danhier Gatluak
Health Michael Milly Hussein Yatta Loli Lugar
Information and Broadcasting Barnaba Marial Benjamin Atem Yak Atem
Agriculture and Forestry Betty Achan Ogwaro Beda Machar Deng
Roads and Bridges Gier Chuang Aluong Simon Majok Mijak
Transport Agnes Poni Lokudu Mayom Kuoc Malek
General Education and Instruction Joseph Ukel Abango Rebecca Joshua Okwaci
Higher Education, Science and Technology Peter Adwok Nyaba Gabriel Kuc Abyei
Commerce, Industry and Investment Garang Diing Akuang Kengen Jakor
Environment Alfred Lado Gore Philip Palet Gadin
Housing and Physical Planning Jemma Nunu Kumba Mary Nyawulang
Telecommunication and Postal Services Madut Biar Yel Beatrice Khamisa Wani
Petroleum and Mining Stephen Dhieu Dau Elizabeth James Bol
Electricity and Dams David Deng Athorbei Rhoda David Alar
Gender, Child and Social Welfare Agnes Lasuba Priscilla Nyanyang Joseph
Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management Joseph Lual Acuil Sabina Dario Okolong
Water Resources and Irrigation Paul Mayom Akec Ali Keti Ochie
Wildlife, Conservation and Tourism Gabriel Changson Obuch Ojwok
Animal Resources and Fisheries Martin Elia Lomuro Nadia Arop Dudi
Culture, Youth and Sports Cirino Hiteng Lofuho -

Note

  1. Elias Nyamlel Wako was dismissed from this post on 2013/04/12 (ref.).

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