All Alone in the Governor’s Mansion: Sarah Cleto’s Travails in Western Bahr el Ghazal State
Situation Update: Western Bahr el Ghazal, South Sudan
Sarah Cleto’s tenure as the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLA-IO) governor of Western Bahr el Ghazal is in trouble. Despite her grassroots popularity, members of the opposition are calling for her removal. Attempts to replace Cleto, however, have been stalled by internal power struggles—highlighting the complexities of Western Bahr el Ghazal’s ethnic politics.
All Alone in the Governor’s Mansion: Sarah Cleto’s Travails in Western Bahr el Ghazal—a new Situation Update from the Small Arms Survey’s Human Security Baseline Assessment for Sudan and South Sudan (HSBA) project—discusses Sarah Cleto’s governorship, and how the politicization of ethnicity drives tensions within Western Bahr el Ghazal.
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This Situation Update was funded by a grant from the United States Department of State. The opinions, findings, and conclusions stated herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Department of State.