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Deng Alor Kuol’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

Intro Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Cabinet of South Sudan
Is Politician
From South Sudan
Type Politics
Gender male

Deng Alor Kuol (Arabic: دينق ألور‎‎) is a South Sudanese politician. He is a member of the Ngok Dinka ethnic group, and was born in Abyei region, an oil-producing border region between Northern and Southern Sudan. More than 99% of Abyei’s Ngok Dinka have voted to be united with their fellow Dinka in neighboring South Sudan.
In October 2007, Alor was appointed foreign minister of the Republic of Sudan, replacing fellow Southern Sudanese politician Lam Akol, in what was seen as an attempt to appease the Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement. Alor had previously been Minister of Cabinet Affairs in Khartoum’s national unity government. Alor remained Sudan’s Foreign Minister until 2010. After the independence of South Sudan, he briefly served as Foreign Minister until being removed by President Salva Kiir Mayardit being appointed to that position on 10 July 2011. Alor was one of 10 senior SPLM officials arrested by Kiir in December 2013 but later released.