Daniel Awet Akot

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Daniel Awet Akot
دانيال أويت أكوت
former Deputy Speaker of the National Legislative Assembly
PresidentSalva Kiir Mayardit
Personal details
BornSouth Sudan
NationalitySouth Sudan
Political partySPLM
Military service
AllegianceSPLA (Torit)
RankHigh Command
CommandsBahr el Ghazal Independent Military Command

Daniel Awet Akot is the deputy Speaker of the National Legislative Assembly of South Sudan.[1]

Early life[edit]

Akot was born in Lakes State in a Dinka family.[2]

Sudan People's Liberation Army[edit]

Akot graduated from the Sudan Military College. He received a year of additional military training in the United States before serving as a Lieutenant Colonel,[3] commanding Sudan People's Liberation Army rebel forces around Renk in the northernmost tip of current-day South Sudan.[4]

John Garang appointed Akot as one of the eleven alternate members of the SPLM/SPLA Political-Military High Command. Akot also became governor of Bahr el Ghazal and the overall commander of SPLA forces in that region. His deputy commanders included Bona Bang Dhol, Chol Ayuak Guiny and Deng Ajuong.[2] His radio codename was Amara.[5]


  1. ^ "S. Sudan lawmakers unanimously endorse Wani Igga as new VP". Sudan Tribune. 24 August 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  2. ^ a b Guarak, Mawut Achiecque Mach (2011). Integration and fragmentation of the Sudan : an African renaissance. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse. ISBN 1456723553.
  3. ^ Deng, Lual A. (2013). Power of creative reasoning : the ideas and vision of john garang. Bloomingdale, IN: iUnivers. ISBN 147596028X.
  4. ^ Manyang, Agok (2012). The phoenix of South Sudan : a lost boy's journey to a new world. Bloomington, IN: iUniverse. ISBN 1475936168.
  5. ^ Akol, Lam (2003). SPLM/SPLA : the Nasir Declaration. Bloomington, IN: iUniverse, Inc. ISBN 0595284590.