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Sobat

(sō`bät), river, c.200 mi (320 km) long, formed on the Ethiopia–South Sudan border, E Africa, by the confluence of the Baro and Pibor rivers. It flows generally NW through NE South Sudan, past Nasir, to the White Nile just SW of Malakal. It is navigable in the flood season.

Sobat

 

a river in East Africa, mainly in the Sudan, a right tributary of the White Nile. The Sobat is formed by the confluence of the Baro and Pibor rivers. Its length from the sources of the Baro is 730 km; it drains an area of approximately 350,000 sq km.

The Sobat flows through mountainous and hilly regions, mainly through the savanna zone. High water occurs in the summer rainy season, from June to December; the maximum flow occurs in November. The mean annual flow rate at the mouth is 412 cu m per sec. In winter and spring many of the Sobat’s tributaries dry up. The river is navigable during the rainy season as far as the city of Nasir, located 300 km from the mouth.

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Their aim is to try to close both the Sobat river and White Nile in an attempt to capture our bases," he said.
The third king of Abyssinia pledged, along with the British government, not to issue any directivesregarding facilities on the Blue Nile, Lake Tana or the Sobat River that could intercept water from the Nile unless the British government agreed in advance along with the government of Sudan.
Joyul said the attack took place during a yearly migration in which members of the Lou Nuer ethnic group were driving cattle across the Sobat River.
Upper Nile governor Gatluak Deng Garang, told reporters tensions were mounting again on news that members of the Lou Nuer tribe were planning to enter the lush Sobat river area that belongs to their long-term enemies, the Jikany Nuer.
Upper Nile governor Gatluak Deng Garang, told reporters on the trip tensions were mounting again in the area on news that members of the Lou Nuer tribe were planning to enter the lush Sobat river area that belongs to their long-term enemies, the Jikany Nuer.
In the south of bloc 7, government and militia forces are reported to have been militarizing the Sobat river.
The plane, carrying more than 50 passengers, skidded off the runway and into the Sobat River, a tributary of the Nile.
Chollo Kingdom, Akol said, is a huge land on both sides of River Nile and the Sobat River.
The members of the Security Council expressed their alarm and outrage at the resumption of hostilities between the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) and Opposition forces in Bentiu and Rubkhona, Unity State, South Sudan on 26-30 October, and along the Sobat River in Upper Nile State on 2 November," reads the statement issued by the Council's president, Gary Quinlan.
Koang said reliable reports suggested the victims were bound together before being summarily executed by their Dibka colleagues, after which their bodies were thrown into the Sobat River, which empties into the White Nile River at the mouth of Jonglei Canal.
The rebels spokesperson further broke down the losses inflicted on the government troops and captured equipment which include: an estimated 400-500 loyal troops were killed in action; three (3) T-72 battle tanks and 1 Armoured Personnel Carrier captured in good conditions were later destroyed after the barge that was supposed to ferry them across southern bank of Sobat River could not handle their sheer weight.