His Majesty King Adongo Agada has Passed On

The King passed on last night at a hospital in Nairobi, Kenya.


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King Adongo Agada Akwai Cham (born January 1, 1959) is King of the appx. 96,000 Anuak people of Southeastern Sudan and the corresponding Western Ethiopian border region. He is the 23rd King of the Anuak Nyiudola Royal Dynasty and is considered by some of the Anuak to be a demigod.

Former teacher in Sudan and factory-worker in Canada, he succeeded his father who was king for almost 60 years. Cham had been living in Ottawa, Canada as a refugee from Sudan's civil war when he was called back to Sudan to take the throne in 2001. He rules from the village of Otalo where he has constructed the kingdom's first school, clinic and airstrip.

" The Man Who Became King (2007 SAF): Adongo Adaga was just another Sudanese exile living in Canada at the turn of the 21st century, until he received word that he was needed back home. This compelling documentary takes a look at the challenges facing Adaga, who desperately wanted to relocate his family from his homeland to the Great White North but was instead called to serve as the king of a tribe in his native Southern Sudan. A large tribe of several hundred thousand subsistence farmers, the Anyuak needed him to settle outstanding issues, such as their strained relationship with neighboring tribes and the difficulties faced by their fellow Anyuak across the border in Ethiopia. The film focuses on Adaga's efforts to balance the needs of his people with the needs and safety of his immediate family, and his grace under pressure should be a lesson for us all."

See His profile  Link: His Majesty Adongo Agada Akwai Cham, King of the Anyuak (www.houseofnationalities.org )

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01/12/2011, 7:22 AM
 - Posted by DeDe Lok
Dear fellows citezens and Southern Sudan people.

We people of city of Edmonton, Alberta Canada, opened our condolence to the people and family of the king Adongo Adaga. He was a good fellow and vital figured who accpeted the role to take care of his people after his good life he was finding in exile. He died as a free man and hero to his people and people of Southern Sudan, his lose will be still remembering and God will put him at his right hand. God bless him and Southern Sudan.


DeDe Marial Lok
01/12/2011, 12:59 PM
 - Posted by Jacob Akol
It is with great sense of lost and grief that I learns of the unfortunate and untimely passing of one of the Republic of South Sudan's great sons and leaders; a symbol of our majestic and proud cultural and traditional political and spiritual structural systems; he represented a fine mix of our traditional cultures and customs and modern sense of monarchy. His Majesty King Adongo Agada Akway Cham Gilo's death leaves behind a shocked and bewildered community of loyal admirers that expands way far beyond the actual boundaries of his beloved Anyuaak Kingdom. There is no doubt, South Sudan in general and Anywaa nation in particular have been dealt yet another major blow by the death of a modernist and development focused King; he was one of the rare breeds of highly educated traditional leaders with full mental scope of both Geo-politics and geographical expanses.

I stands shoulder to shoulder with the Anyuak nation and entire Southern Sudanese society in their grief for the king at this hour of trials and sadness! May the lord God of Universe strengthens the late King's bereaved family, his friends and the Anyuak community that he so untimely left behind in shock and uncertainty for their long term future. South Sudan has lost yet another one of her great, humble and self-less sons and leaders. Rest in eternal peace, Your Majesty. Lest we forget!!

Deng M. Koch.

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01/12/2011, 8:50 PM
 - Posted by Erin Deutchman
My condolences to the family of King Agada and the Anyuak tribe of South Sudan. One of the King's family members lives at my property in Minnesota, USA. Lloyd Management, Inc. would like to extend their sympathy to all those whose lives the King touched.

Erin Deutchman
02/12/2011, 7:34 AM
 - Posted by Jacob Akol
King, Adongo Agada Akway Cham will be missed, not only by his immediate family and the Anyuak people but his larger family, the Chiefs and Traditional Leaders group to whom he had become an enlightenment. When he was crowned King, he was presented with a girl for a wife as required by tradition but King Adongo, being an educated man himself, solved the problem by accepting the offer but ordered that she be returned to school until she finished her education and had became of age to know her own mind. Impressed by King Adongo quiet approach to issues and respect for his peers of lesser school education he was highly regards by his colleagues in the House of Chiefs/Traditional Leaders, whose tour of South Africa, Botswana and Ghana, learned that modern education would strengthen, not lessen, their own ability to lead their people wisely. Personally I have always found the Anyuak King to be very engaging and had great vision for the people of South Sudan in general and the Anyuak people in particular. He will be greatly missed.

Jacob J. Akol

03/12/2011, 1:18 AM
 - Posted by okello owello
Adongo Akway was the most important leaderships in anyuak hository, the Southren Sudanese government, and to all South Sudanese communities.He had a plan that was to rebiuld the Anyuak future.Also,he made progess on how the tribes on Upper Nile would'nt have coniflcts with each others.
King Akway was a peacefully man, and he had no enomies. He eyes was opened to all nations around the World wide. He loved so much the of republic of Southern Sudan. He loved the land that was shosen to be a leader for it. He never gave up his people. The people of Anyuak are in love with their king. Even they can't see him, they will not forgoting for what he done in last 10 years.Thank you to those people who received the body of king Adongo in Juba airport. Thank you to all who praied to him, and his families.

Okello Owello

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
14/12/2011, 4:16 PM
 - Posted by louisa paui
Shocked and deeply saddened by the passing of the King Adongo to the River, I commend his people and the peoples of South Sudan to labour on in his spirit of combining basic traditional virtues and modern development. I treasure even more the two encounters I was most privileged to have with him – a quiet strong presence. I cried after seeing the film about him a few years ago, and I told him this year it is time to make a new one. Alas. His historical significance and his vision for peace and justice with his neighbours must live on. My sincere condolences and sympathies to his family and people. Chris
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