Home | Keywords | Regions | Sudan | West Kordofan State

West Kordofan State

PNG - 62.4 kb
Map of West Kordofan state before it was merged with the states of South Kordofan and North Kordofan in 2005. (Wikipedia)

Historical Background

As a result of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) between the Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) West Kordofan was abolished and integrated into South Kordofan.

West Kordofan is home to the Arab Misseriya tribe and contains more than half a dozen oilfields.

South Kordofan and Blue Nile are scene of conflict between rebels of the Sudan People Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) and the Sudanese army since 2011 as SPLM-led South Sudan seceded leaving its former comrades north of the border with key aspects of the CPA not implemented.

A hotly contested election saw the incumbent NCP Governor Ahmed Haroun defeat his deputy Abdel Aziz Al-Hilu who is a member of the Nuba tribe and a senior member of the SPLM-N. The SPLM-N cried foul but the result was largely endorsed.

During the first months of conflict in South Kordofan, some foreign envoys pressed Khartoum to re-divide South Kordofan into two states and to appoint the SPLM-N candidate Abdel Aziz Al-Hilu in South Kordofan while Ahmed Haroun be appointed governor of West Kordofan, after which the popular consultation clause of the CPA could have been held.

The disputed area of Abyei is also part of West Kordofan state.

On January 1 2013 Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir confirmed the government’s intention to bring back the state of West Kordofan, while delivering a speech in Blue Nile State.



 
 

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Formation of “TGoNU” without Constitutional Amendment: Is it a right of necessity? 2016-02-09 20:30:29 By Mabor Maker Dhelbeny In its 55th Extra-ordinary Meeting, held on 30th – 31st January, 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the IGAD Council of Ministers in the communiqué on South Sudan: (1) (...)

Terrorism Tops African Summit Agenda: Lip service or strategic move? 2016-02-07 04:56:59 By Trayo A. Ali In Africa, terrorism is not only strategic threat to continent political security and destabilization, but more importantly it also constitutes fundamental challenge and eminent (...)

South Sudan and the nation building! 2016-02-06 11:47:08 " Disagreement does't mean disapproval." Oprah Winfrey. By Dhano Obongo I have been delving in a debate within myself as to what could possibly be the proper way to expound a presentation to (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Civil society group decries delay of S. Sudan transitional gov’t 2016-01-29 18:08:53 South Sudan Civil Society Alliance Date: 29.1.2016 For the immediate Release Press Release Following the passing of deadline of the formation of Transitional Government of National Unity in the (...)

Africa: Strengthen steps to end child marriage 2015-12-14 08:04:41 December 10, 2015 African governments should coordinate action to improve laws, education, health care, and public awareness to end the scourge of child marriage, Human Rights Watch said today (...)

Professor Akolda, it is too early for you to go 2015-12-06 06:36:15 I learnt from social media of the untimely departure of Professor Akolda Maan Tier on the 30th Nov 2015, whom I knew and admired, as one of the great, committed sons of both Sudans, who dedicated (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2016 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.