Archive for August 4, 2019


By Malith Alier, Sydney, Australia

Sunday, August 4, 2019 (PW) — It’s really exciting to be carried shoulders high in traditional style! That was the treatment the newly appointed governor of Jonglei State, Hon. Maker Thiong Maal received from Aliap wrestlers in Bor Town two weeks ago. Hon. Maker was seen waving a traditional stick, Yuaai, in the air full of self belief.

Until 2015, Jonglei was the largest state in South Sudan. The republican order 36/2015 altered that status forever. Jonglei was subdivided into four states; Jonglei, Boma, Fangak, and Akobo. Order 36/2015 is still being contested by opposing sides as we speak.

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