The Biography of Lt. Gen. Dr. Malual Ayom Dor

Posted: February 8, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Books, Junub Sudan, People

Kiir, Ajongo, Kuol, Wani, Awet, Malual Ayom

Gen. Salva Kiir, Gen. Ajongo Mawut, Gen. Kuol Manyang, Gen. James Wani, Gen. Awet Akot, and Gen. Malual Ayom

February 8, 2018 (SSB) — Lt. Gen. Malual Ayom Dor started his military career in the SPLA in 1983 and progressed until he reached the rank of Lt. General. Previously Lt. Gen. Malual was the SPLA Assistant Chief of defence Force for Operations, Training and Intelligence.

Among his previous assignment is SPLA Deputy Chief of Staff for Administration & Finance, Director for Training and Research, Director for Colleges and Director for Military Production. He also commanded at different levels and has a wide range of field combat experience.

Lt. Gen. Malual holds Doctorate of Philosophy in War Studies at King’s College London, University of London, and a Master of Research degree in War Studies from King’s College London and a Master’s degree in International Relations and Diplomatic Studies from Makerere University, Uganda and Bachelor degree in International Relations from United States International University Nairobi.

Generals Pieng Deng Majok, Paul Malong Awan and Malual Ayom Dor at the Bor Airport during the second liberation of Bor, 2014

Generals Pieng Deng Majok, Paul Malong Awan and Malual Ayom Dor at the Bor Airport during the second liberation of Bor, 2014

He has also attended specialized courses at the Universities of Oxford, Birmingham (UK) and Peking University China. He was among the first South Sudanese to train in Diplomatic practice at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations-Clingendael.

Lt. Gen. Malual attended international military training in Laws of Armed Conflict at the United Nations Institute of International Humanitarian Law, SanRemo Italy, United Senior Management Course on Peace Keeping Operations at the Norwegian Education Centre, Oslo, the United Nations Military Observers course at the Kenya Defense Staff Karen.

 Lt. Gen. Malual speaks and writes English and Arabic. His research interests are centred on: conflict analysis and resolution, learning in peace agreements, Cross-border ethnicity, Intelligence in war and peace, Government and human rights violations and Chinese politics in the 21st century.

The title of his PhD Thesis is: ‘Conflict Resolution as a Learning Process: The Sudan’s People’s Liberation Army, 1983-2015’.

This research focuses on the SPLM/A in the negotiating process that eventually brought about the CPA and uses a comparative study methodology to present a precise explanatory account of the peace processes involved in the context of the implementation of the CPA and its predecessor, the Addis Ababa Agreement (AAA), signed in 1972. It takes an interpretative constructivist approach to underline the importance of studying the process by which peace agreements are made, particularly the concept of ‘learning by doing’.

Malong Awan, and Malual Ayom, and Ajonga Mawut

Gen. Malong Awan, Gen. Malual Ayom, and Gen. Ajonga Mawut


During his PhD studies, he was under the supervision of the following supervisors: Primary Supervisor: Prof. Vivienne Jabri; Secondary Supervisor: Prof. Richard Schofie, according to sources from King’s College London.

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  1. Part Man-Part Machine says:

    Thumb up to General Malual,

    Paanluel wel did favor to one of quiet General who hardly bragged of his academics success.


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