Kongor

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For the village in Iran, see Kongor, Iran. For the administrative subdivision, see Kongor Rural District.
Twic East county
Twic East county
Village
Twic East county is located in South Sudan
Twic East county
Twic East county
Location in South Sudan
Coordinates: 7°09′19″N 31°21′17″E / 7.155293°N 31.354669°E / 7.155293; 31.354669Coordinates: 7°09′19″N 31°21′17″E / 7.155293°N 31.354669°E / 7.155293; 31.354669
Country  South Sudan
State Jonglei
County Twic East County
Elevation 2,215 ft (675 m)

Twic east is a community in Jonglei state, South Sudan. It is in Kongor Payam in Twic East County.

Twic east is in Dinka territory.[1] The village is to the east of the White Nile and about 80 miles (130 km) north of Bor. The area is subject to flood and drought depending on the season. The people are pastoralists, with an economy based on cattle which demands seasonal migration in search of good pasture.[2]

Twic east was to become a diocese of the Anglican Episcopal Church of Sudan, to be split out from Bor Diocese. There were delays, and in April 2009 the clergy unilaterally declared that Kongor was a diocese in a letter to the Rt. Reverend Nathaniel Garang Anyieth, Bishop of Bor Diocese.[3] The root of the problem was insistence on the name "Kongor" for the diocese, while the other seven payams in Twic East county preferred the name "Twic East".[4]

The early activist leader Joseph Oduho, one of the founders of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM), was killed during a fight that broke out between SPLM factions at a meeting in Kongor on 27 March 1993.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jemera Rone, John Prendergast, Karen Sorensen (1994). Civilian devastation: abuses by all parties in the war in southern Sudan. Human Rights Watch. ISBN 1-56432-129-0. 
  2. ^ KEITH REDHEAD (22 September 1984). "Personal View". BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL 289. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  3. ^ Sirocco Mayom Biar Atem (28 April 2009). "Disagreements in Bor diocese after the declaration of Kongor Diocese". The New Sudan Vision. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  4. ^ "Archiepiscopal visit by His Grace the Most Rev. Dr. Daniel Deng Bul to the dioceses of Jonglei State". The Episcopal Church of Sudan. 8–17 April 2009. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  5. ^ DOUGLAS H. JOHNSON (1 April 1993). "Obituary: Joseph Oduho". Daily Independent UK.