Eastern Bieh

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Eastern Bieh
State
Location of Eastern Bieh in South Sudan
Location of Eastern Bieh in South Sudan
Country South Sudan
Capital Akobo[1]
Number of Counties 3[2]
Government
 • Governor Peter Bol Koang
Population (2014 Estimate)
 • Total 506,410

Eastern Bieh State is one of the 28 states of South Sudan. It is located in the Greater Upper Nile region and it borders Western Bieh to the west, Eastern Nile to the north, Latjoor and Ethiopia to the east, Boma to the southeast, and Jonglei to the southwest.

History

On 2 October 2015, President Salva Kiir issued a decree establishing 28 states in place of the 10 constitutionally established states.[3] 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.[4] In November the South Sudanese parliament empowered President Kiir to create new states.[5]

Peter Bol Koang was appointed Governor on 24 December.[6]

Administrative divisions

The state consists of 3 counties:[2]

  • Uror
  • Nyirol
  • Akobo

References

  1. ^ "Appointed govt of 'Eastern Bieh' to send advance team to Akobo". Radio Tamzuj. 31 May 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Eastern Bieh Governor Appoints Caretaker Commissioners - Gurtong Trust". Gurtong. 16 March 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Kiir and Makuei want 28 states in South Sudan". Radio Tamazuj. Archived from the original on 2015-12-08. 
  4. ^ "Kiir pressured into taking decree to parliament for approval". Radio Tamazuj. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. 
  5. ^ "South Sudan's Kiir appoints governors of 28 new states". Sudan Tribune. 
  6. ^ "South Sudan’s President appoints 28 Governors, defies peace agreement". South Sudan News Agency. 24 December 2015. Archived from the original on 2016-02-02. 


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