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Alor in 2011

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.[1]

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[2] being appointed to that position on 10 July 2011.[3] Alor was one of 10 senior SPLM officials arrested by Kiir in December 2013 but later released.[4]

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  1. ^ http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article58389
  2. ^ "Sudan's foreign minister demoted in cabinet reshuffle", Associated Press (International Herald Tribune), October 17, 2007.
  3. ^ The Newly Appointed Ministers, 10 July 2011
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-04-26. Retrieved 2016-04-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
Preceded by
Lam Akol
Foreign Minister of Republic of Sudan
2007–2010
Succeeded by
Ali Ahmed Karti