Kongor is located in South Sudan
Location in South Sudan
Coordinates: 7°09′19″N 31°21′17″E / 7.155293°N 31.354669°E / 7.155293; 31.354669Coordinates: 7°09′19″N 31°21′17″E / 7.155293°N 31.354669°E / 7.155293; 31.354669
Country South Sudan
2,215 ft (675 m)
Time zoneUTC+2 (CAT)

Kongor is a community in Jonglei state, South Sudan. It was earlier in Kongor Payam in Twic East County.

Twic east is in Dinka territory.[1] The village is to the east of the White Nile and about 80 miles (130 km) north of Bor. The area is subject to flood and drought depending on the season. The people are pastoralists, with an economy based on cattle which demands seasonal migration in search of good pasture.[2]

Twic east was to become a diocese of the Anglican Episcopal Church of Sudan, to be split out from Bor Diocese. There were delays, and in April 2009 the clergy unilaterally declared that Kongor was a diocese in a letter to the Rt. Reverend Nathaniel Garang Anyieth, Bishop of Bor Diocese.[3] The root of the problem was insistence on the name "Kongor" for the diocese, while the other seven payams in Twic East county preferred the name "Twic East".[4] It is now having three clan that include Padal, Apetloc and Bioodit. The early activist leader Joseph Oduho, one of the founders of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM), was killed during a fight that broke out between SPLM factions at a meeting in Kongor on 27 March 1993.[5]


  1. ^ Jemera Rone, John Prendergast, Karen Sorensen (1994). Civilian devastation: abuses by all parties in the war in southern Sudan. Human Rights Watch. ISBN 978-1-56432-129-9.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ KEITH REDHEAD (22 September 1984). "Personal View" (PDF). British Medical Journal. 289. Retrieved 2011-08-17.
  3. ^ Sirocco Mayom Biar Atem (28 April 2009). "Disagreements in Bor diocese after the declaration of Kongor Diocese". The New Sudan Vision. Retrieved 2011-08-17.
  4. ^ "Archiepiscopal visit by His Grace the Most Rev. Dr. Daniel Deng Bul to the dioceses of Jonglei State" (PDF). The Episcopal Church of Sudan. 8–17 April 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-17.
  5. ^ DOUGLAS H. JOHNSON (1 April 1993). "Obituary: Joseph Oduho". Daily Independent UK.
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