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General Joseph Lagu

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Company Description: When the SPLM was formed in 1983, we critically analyzed the Sudanese reality, and came to the conclusion that we must struggle for a new type of Sudan to which we...   more

Employment History

  • Commander-In-Chief and Chairman
    The Sudan Peoples' Liberation Movement
  • Chairman
    Anya Nya I
  • Special Advisor To President
    South Sudan
  • Vice President of Sudan and An Advisor To the President
    South Sudan
  • President
    Sudanese army
  • Country's Vice President
    Sudanese army
  • Ambassador
    Sudanese army
  • Advisor, Vice President of Sudan, Advisor, Advisor To the Representative
  • Vice President
  • Senior Advisor To the President
    Republic of South Sudan

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Anya Nya I
  • Founder
    Southern Sudan Liberation Movement


  • PhD
  • MA , Agricultural Economics
    Iowa State University
65 Total References
Web References
Countries Se-So, 6 Jan 2015 [cached]
Feb 1978 - Feb 1980 Joseph Lagu (b. 1931)
Oct 1969 - 28 Mar 1972 Joseph Lagu (s.a.) Chairman of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement
How did Garang get into the 21-year war?, 9 July 2005 [cached]
Garang was later absorbed into the Sudanese Army from the guerrilla army at the rank of Captain as a result of the 1972 Addis Ababa Agreement that Joseph Lagu helped organise.
During his service in the army, Garang earned a diploma, Infantry Officers Advanced Course from the United States Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia.
He also served as instructor, Commander, Battalion 105, Bor, 1976-77 (this Battalion became the nucleus of the SPLA in 1983).
He then went on study leave between 1977-1981 and earned an MA in Agricultural Economics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa: 1979.PhD Economics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa in 1981.
He was then promoted full Colonel and appointed Deputy Director of Military Research.
When he was sent to the south to quell a mutiny by renegade soldiers from the south who had refused to be transferred to serve in the north, Garang defected and joined them.
They then founded SPLA which he became commander-in-chief and chairman of the SPLM - its political wing.
It's been a long time coming; ..., 26 Feb 2013 [cached]
It's been a long time coming; South Sudan's General Joseph Lagu first attended an IofC (then named MRA) conference in 1987. At that time he was Vice President of Sudan and was best known for founding Anya-nya, South Sudan's first liberation movement. Now, as a respected Elder of the newly independent South Sudan, he has lived to see IofC registered in his beloved homeland.
:: Gurtong Peace Project - Editor's Corner ::, 20 Dec 2006 [cached]
In fact, "T he OAU will not even allow our story South Sudan to be heard in its council," according to General Joseph Lagu, Chairman of Anya Nya I, in 1971.
Prophet of Doom - Islamic Terrorism Timeline - 1983 - Islamic Terrorism Timeline [cached]
In response to this military arsenal being brought to bear against them, in 1971 Joseph Lagu, the leader of those opposed to Islamic oppression, formed the Southern Sudan Liberation Movement (SSLM). Ultimately, he was able to negotiate the guarantee of an autonomous region for the south, one however without any say in the areas of defense, foreign affairs, currency, economic or social planning.
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