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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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Until recently, relations between Egypt and Ethiopia were governed by an agreement signed under the auspices of Britain in 1902, in which the ruler of Ethiopia officially promised that his country would not allow any projects on the Blue Nile, Lake Tana or Sobat River that may harm Egyptian interests.
The Nyakango kingdom ethnic group settled in the Sobat River mouth and along the White Nile.
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.
From here, it soon meets with the Sobat River at Malakal.
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.
8 On several occasions, however, Ethiopia has claimed that it reserves its sovereign right to use Blue Nile and Sobat River water for the benefit of its own population (increasing at 2.
The plane, carrying more than 50 passengers, skidded off the runway and into the Sobat River, a tributary of the Nile.
Koang also accused the armed opposition forces of shelling the government military positions in Nasir town in Upper Nile, a claim the opposition denied and instead accused the government forces of initiating the attack on their position on the other side of the Sobat River.
Lam's claims of extending the border of Shilluk (Collo) to 47km east of the White Nile, along Sobat River up to Anyuentim village.