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Former governor of S. Sudan’s Central Bank dies age 77


October 30, 2014 (JUBA) – Elijah Malok Aleng, the former governor of South Sudan’s Central Bank has died aged 77.

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Elijah Aleng

Malok, according to relatives, died in Kenya on Thursday.

“We received the news of uncle Malok’s death with sadness,” said Deng Dau, a lawmaker representing Twic East county in Jonglei state from where the ex-governor hails.

The deceased’s body, he added, will be flown to the country’s capital, Juba on Monday next week.

An economist, the ex-governor witnessed the introduction of South Sudanese Pounds currency, prior to the country’s cessation from in July 2011, replacing Sudanese Pounds.

In August 2011, Malok was sacked as bank governor and succeeded by Kornelio Koriom, who is still at the helm.

Born in 1937 in South Sudan’s Jonglei state, Malok attended Rialbek Bush School, later Malek Primary School before joining Juba Intermediate and Juba Commercial senior secondary schools.

He attended the Free University of Congo, Fribourg Catholic University in Switzerland, and Cambridge University, United Kingdom.

In May 1982, Malok was elected a Member of Parliament representing Bor North constituency in Sudan’s regional parliament, but joined the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army in 1983.

During the liberation struggle, the former bank governor played various roles for the rebel movement, including working as a political commissar, second in command on the Blue Nile front, commander of the Eagle Battalion, and at one time special envoy to West Africa.

Malok’s other task, during the civil war days, was to advise SPLM/A chairman on mainly economic and other financial related matters.

However, following the 2005 signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, Malok became deputy governor of Sudan’s Central Bank and later as South Sudan’s Central Bank governor.


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  • 31 October 2014 08:01, by Ajongtar

    You are a real Hero,


    Elijah Malok Aleng.

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    • 31 October 2014 08:26, by Gat Gan Kiir

      An old man was against the Independance of South Sudan. I remembered when he blame the Father of Independance of South Sudan Dr. Machar at Hoth May’s daughter Married Day. Its good that he follow his muster Garang. May His Soul Rest In Enternal Hell!!

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      • 31 October 2014 08:38, by Ajongtar

        Gat you soumd a realy nyigat!!!!!

        Fuck Ur Nyigat president Riak Macher.

        Do you know what contributions did Hero Elijah Malok contribute during the labration time in New Sudan????

        What did Riak do when is focusing in distroying the people of Bor?

        You are an idiot.

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  • 31 October 2014 09:28, by Gabriel Ajak

    We missing u forever uncle Malongdit we were always proud of u but u had gone in an un-escape way, anyways so long our county Twic east is bless the other cock will come out very soon.may your soul rest in peace.

    Another message to bro Gan Kiir may your soul also rest in peace as u wish people to die.(Liok).

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  • 31 October 2014 10:36, by Mabior Dhongbang

    You nyagat keep your mouth out of our hero, he has never rebelled against South Sudanese like your ass Riek Machar.

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  • 31 October 2014 10:37, by Mabior Dhongbang

    You nyagat keep your mouth out of our hero, he has never rebelled against South Sudanese like your ass Riek Machar.

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  • 31 October 2014 14:01, by Naath Raani

    He missed the money of Central Bank. Looters, you will go one by one. South Sudanese blood on you Dinkas. Wait for Kiir and Kuol Manyang death plus Malong Awan.

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  • 31 October 2014 14:05, by Naath Raani

    He got fired from Bank Governorship and had heart attack due to financial problem. Dinkas, (guac a mook)

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    • 31 October 2014 18:42, by michael coma

      Gatkuoth or Naath

      Put it your mind that Malokdit’s death is not because of money as you put it.Death is everywhere as soon you can die too.Rest in peace Atiam thoon or Elijah Malok Aleng.

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