Adok

Adok
Adok is located in South Sudan
Adok
Adok
Location in South Sudan
Coordinates: 8°11′19″N 30°18′25″E / 8.188526°N 30.30688°E / 8.188526; 30.30688Coordinates: 8°11′19″N 30°18′25″E / 8.188526°N 30.30688°E / 8.188526; 30.30688
CountryFlag of South Sudan.svg South Sudan
StateSouthern Liech State
 • Summer (DST)+3GMT
ClimateAw

Adok is a port on the White Nile in Southern Liech State, South Sudan. In the early 1980s Chevron Corporation found oil in Adok.[1]

Adok had strategic value during the Second Sudanese Civil War (1983-2005). Between October and December 1991 the town was the scene of fighting between the Nasir and Torit factions of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA).[2] In the late 1990s the Austrian company OMV began explorations in the Leer-Adok area.[3] Between December 2002 and early February 2003 the government made a renewed push to clear the road south from Bentiu to the port of Adok.[4]

References

  1. ^ Rone 2003, pp. 183.
  2. ^ Johnson 2003, p. 202.
  3. ^ Pigott 2009, p. 120.
  4. ^ Sudan's Oilfields Burn Again.

Sources

  • Johnson, Douglas Hamilton (2003). The root causes of Sudan's civil wars. Indiana University Press. ISBN 0-253-21584-6.
  • Pigott, Peter (2009). Canada in Sudan: war without borders. Dundurn Press Ltd. p. 120. ISBN 978-1-55002-849-2.
  • Rone, Jemera (2003). Sudan, oil, and human rights. Human Rights Watch. p. 183. ISBN 1-56432-291-2.
  • "Sudan's Oilfields Burn Again: Brinkmanship Endangers the Peace Process" (PDF). AFRICA Briefing. International Crisis Group. 10 February 2003. Retrieved 2011-09-12.
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