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Map of South Sudan’s Unity State.

Unity State (known as Al-Wahda in Arabic) is an oil-producing region of South Sudan on the international but largely un-demarcated and contested border with north Sudan’s South Kordofan State.

Unity State also borders Abyei, a region claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan. Since South Sudan became independent in July 2011 there have been clashes in Jau area, which is also claimed by both countries.

Within South Sudan, Unity State borders Warrap to the west, Lakes State to the south and Jonglei and Upper Nile states to the east.

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Unity State Flag (GoSS)

Area: 35,956 km²

Approximate Population: 585,801

Capital: Bentiu

Other Important Towns: Rubkona, Mayom, Leer, Adok, Nyal


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Unity State Governor Taban Deng Gai (centre) and Speaker of the Unity State Legislative Assembly, Simon Maguek Gai (right), 27 October 2011 (ST)

Unity State Government

Unity State Executive:

Unity State Ministers


Advisors

  1. Mr. Maniew Dak Gong, Advisor for Security Affairs
  2. Col. Simon JaduongMatuek, State Government Advisor on Service Affairs
  3. Mr. Thon Mabek Deng, State Government Advisor for peace and Political Affairs
  4. Mrs. Rebecca Kur Nyakai, State Government Advisor on Economic Affairs

Unity State Officials


Unity State Legislative Assembly


Counties & Commissioners:


Rebel Militia Groups active in Unity State:


Unity State Links

Unity State News

BBC News - South Sudan shoot-out at Unity state peace talks


Videos

Al Jazeera English | Safety concerns for those fleeing Sudan violence | 5 May 2012


Al Jazeera English | Sudanese oil interest bow to China | 4 May 2012


Al Jazeera English | Civilians bear brunt of Sudan clashes | 24 April 2012


Al Jazeera English | Sudan calls government of South an ’enemy’ | 16 April 2012

Sudan’s parliament has branded South Sudan’s government an "enemy" and called for a swift recapture of a disputed oil-producing region. Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports.


Al Jazeera Englsih | Nazanine Moshiri with latest updates on the Sudan’s conflict | 14 April 2012

South Sudan says its northern Unity State is being hit by sustained Sudanese air attacks. Sudan previously maintained it is not attacking civilian areas in the South.


Al Jazeera English | UN alarm over Sudan-South Sudan clashes | 12 April 2012

Sudanese warplanes have launched an attack on a major South Sudanese town, bombing the capital of the oil-producing Unity border state, according to South Sudan officials. Al Jazeera’s Nazanine Moshiri explains:


Al Jazeera English | Sudanese jets attack oil pipeline | 5 April 2012

Al Jazeera crew forced to take cover, as South Sudan claims to have shot down one of planes which carried out raid. Al Jazeera’s Nazanine Moshiri reports from on the Sudan-South Sudan border.




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