Amadi State

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Amadi State
Tribe(s) = Moru Sub tribes = Avokaya,Boŗiba,Kediro,Jur,Moru Ändri,Moru Doko,Moru Eji. Wadi,Nyamusa,Wira,Biti, Moru Miza
Location of Amadi State in South Sudan
Location of Amadi State in South Sudan
CountrySouth Sudan
Number of Counties3[1]
 (2014 Estimate)
 • Total171,910

Amadi State was a state in South Sudan that existed between 2 October 2015 and 22 February 2020.[2] Amadi state formed from Western Equatoria state on 2 October 2015, following a decree that established the state along with 27 other states. It was located in the Equatoria region. Amadi State bordered Eastern Lakes State, Jubek State, Maridi State, Terekeka State, Western Lakes State, Yei River State.[3]


Before Sudan's 10 original states split into 28 separate states, Amadi was part of Western Equatoria state. On 2 October 2015, President Salva Kiir issued a decree establishing 28 states in place of the 10 constitutionally established states.[4] The decree established the new states largely along ethnic lines. A number of opposition parties and civil society groups challenged the constitutionality of the decree. Kiir later resolved to take it to parliament for approval as a constitutional amendment.[5] In November, the South Sudanese parliament empowered President Kiir to create new states.[6]

Joseph Ngere Paciko was the first and the current Governor of the state.[7]


Amadi State was located in the Equatoria region and it bordered Western Lakes to the northwest, Eastern Lakes to the northeast, Yei River to the south, Jubek to the southeast, Maridi to the west, and Terekeka to the east.[3]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The state consisted of 3 counties. These three counties were Mundri West County, Mundri East County, and Mvolo County.[1]

Cities and towns[edit]

The capital of the state of Amadi was the city of Mundri, South Sudan. Mundri is located in Mundri West County, with an estimated population of 20,000-30,000 in 2015.[8] Other towns and villages in Amadi State include:

  • Lui, South Sudan (also known as Nagero Lui)
  • Kotobi
  • Jambo
  • Diko
  • Karika
  • Kediba
  • Bari
  • Bangolo
  • Wandi
  • Lacha
  • Lanyi
  • Lakamadi
  • Doso
  • Gulu
  • Lozoa
  • Kalichere
  • Madiba


  1. ^ a b c "Full list of Kiir's proposed new 28 states in S Sudan". Radio Tamazuj. 3 October 2015. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  2. ^ Mutambo, Aggrey. "S. Sudan govt agrees to reduce states to 10 to maintain peace". The East African. Retrieved February 15, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Amadi State". Archived from the original on 27 November 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Kiir and Makuei want 28 states in South Sudan". Radio Tamazuj. Archived from the original on 2015-12-08.
  5. ^ "Kiir pressured into taking decree to parliament for approval". Radio Tamazuj. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04.
  6. ^ "South Sudan's Kiir appoints governors of 28 new states". Sudan Tribune.
  7. ^ "Amadi State governor summons parliamentarians". Radio Tamazuj. 28 January 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  8. ^ "DTM INFO Mundri East County Displacement Overview" (PDF). Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  9. ^ "The Diocese of Lui in the Episcopal Church in South Sudan". Retrieved 27 November 2016.