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Former SPLM secretary-general Pagan Amum speaking at Chatham House in London on 1 May 2012 (Photo: Chatham House)

Full Name: Pagan Amum Okiech

Current Positions:

Date of Birth: 1958

Place of Birth: Malakal, Upper Nile State, South Sudan.

Tribe: Shilluk

PROFILE

Before South Sudan’s independence in July 2011 he was the Minister for Peace and CPA implementation in the government of South Sudan.

In February 2012 Amum said that South Sudan would leave “leave no stone unturned to recover the value of oil stolen by the government of Sudan” after it emerged that Khartoum had confiscated some of South Sudan’s oil.

Amum is the highest ranking member of the Shilluk ethnic group in the South Sudan government. His relationship with prominent opposition leader Lam Akol, who is also from the Shilluk tribe in Upper Nile, has been increasingly tense since Akol started a breakaway movement from the SPLM in 2009.

Amum’s repeated insistence in 2011 that Akol’s SPLM-DC were linked to Khartoum-backed militias and rebels in Upper Nile have been refuted by Akol, who has threatened to take Amum to court.

On 21 March 2012 Amum was cleared of corruption charges made against him by former finance minister Arthur Akuien Chol.

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Videos

Al Jazeera English | SPLM leader speaks to Al Jazeera | 20 Oct 2007

The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) has pulled out of the government in Khartoum, endangering a peace deal bewteen South and North Sudan signed in 2005.

Al Jazeera English | 2005 Sudan peace deal in jeopardy | 11 Oct. 2007

A new politicial divide could be opening up in Sudan, after the main opposition party from the south announced it’s suspending work participation in the government. The Sudan people’s Liberation Movement says its ministers and officials won’t be turning up for work with what’s supposed to be a national unity government. They say their political partners from the north have failed to meet a long list of demands, agreed to in a 2006 peace deal. That deal ended 20 years of fighting between southern rebels and the government in Khartoum.



 
 

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