Bahr el Ghazal


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Bahr el Gha·zal

 (bâr′ ĕl′ gə-zăl′, bär′ ĕl′ gä-zäl′)
A river of South Sudan flowing about 805 km (500 mi) east to the Bahr el Jebel.
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Western Bahr el Ghazal governor Rizik Zackaria Hassan and his cabinet ministers address a crowd in Wau following his return from Egypt on 8 September 2014 (ST)
November 20, 2015 (WAU) -- The youth of the newly created Lol state which is curved out partly from lands of Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Western Bahr el Ghazal states have nominated three candidates for the post of the first state governor.
October 17, 2015 (WAU) - In a decree number 11/2015 issued on Thursday evening, South Sudan's Western Bahr el Ghazal state governor, Rizik Zechariah Hassan, has relieved Elia Kamilio Dimo from the post of Wau county commissioner and Livio Gelego Bahara from the post of mayor for Wau town.
October 13, 2015 (WAU) - Hundreds of residents in South Sudan's Western Bahr el Ghazal state capital, Wau on Tuesday held a peaceful demonstration in support of Presidential Salva Kiir's decree on the creation of new states in South Sudan.
October 9, 2015 (WAU) - Governor Rizik Zachariah Hassan of Western Bahr el Ghazal state said he has protested to president Salva Kiir over his decree that named 28 new states, annexing Raja county in the state to the Dinka inhabited would-be state of Lol, curved from Northern Bahr el Ghazal state.
September 16, 2015 (JUBA) - The caretaker governor of South Sudan's Northern Bahr el Ghazal state, Akot Deng Akot has issued an executive order disolving the entire cabinet.
Dignitaries and government officials gathered for prayers at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Western Bahr el Ghazal state capital Wau to commemorate Martyrs' Day on 30 July 2014 (ST)
"The government position is that these people (in Equatoria and Bahr eL Ghazal) are not included in the agreement because the agreement says 'all those who were previously in combat are the ones that will be affected by the agreement," said Makuei, speaking beside Deng at the same briefing to reporters late on Wednesday in Juba.
A report released this week by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), in collaboration with humanitarian partners, has revealed the dire situation affecting populations of Northern Bahr el Ghazal state, with hundreds of thousands more reported to be in crisis situation internally.
The deceased, Deng Nyibang Deng, hailed from Western Bahr el Ghazal state.
The army's top General is one of the senior military figures and government officials who have been rejecting use of Bahr el Ghazal and Equatoria regions as cantonment sites for the SPLA-IO forces and the army has continued to attack the opposition forces in the two regions.
Earlier, Tingo Peter, a native of Wau and the governor of Western Bahr el Ghazal state in the armed opposition faction of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM-IO) under the leadership of the First Vice President designate, Riek Machar, said government forces have attacked their positions since Monday.