Josephine Apieu Jenaro Aken

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Josephine Apieu Jenaro Aken
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Personal details
Born 1 May 1955
Western Bahr el Ghazal, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan (now South Sudan)
Died 2 May 2008
Political party Sudan People's Liberation Movement

Josephine Apieu Jenaro Aken (1 May 1955 – 2 May 2008) a member of the Luo group from the Bahr el Ghazal area was born in Wau, Western Bahr el Ghazal, South Sudan.

She was a senior civil servant in the Government of Southern Sudan who lost her life alongside her husband Minister for SPLA Affairs General Dominic Dim Deng, senior politician Dr. Justin Yac Arop and 18 other Sudan People's Liberation Army/Government officials on a leased CEM Air Beechcraft 1900 that crashed 375 km west of Juba, Sudan on May 2, 2008.

Before joining the Government of South Sudan, she was the Director of the Sudan Women Association based in London Abbey Community Centre, Kilburn, London, UK.


  • Arop Madut Arop (2006) Sudan's Painful Road To Peace: Founding and Development of SPLM/SPLA, ISBN 1-4196-1153-4
  • Root Causes of Sudan's Civil Wars (African Issues) by Douglas H. Johnson (Paperback - 16 Jan 2003) ISBN 0-85255-392-7

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