New HSBA Situation Update on Sarah Cleto’s precarious tenure over Western Bahr el Ghazal, South Sudan

GENEVASarah 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 struggleshighlighting 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 Ghazala 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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