Jacob Akol

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Jacob J Akol is a veteran Sudanese journalist who worked in Juba and Khartoum from the mid-1970s to early 80s. Though later based in Nairobi for close to 20 years, his work as an aidworker/ journalist covered Sudan's years of war. He is currently running Gurtong, an information website mostly about Southern Sudan. He is the author of recently published books: I Will Go the Distance: The story of a 'lost' Sudanese boy of the sixties and Burden of Nationality: Memoirs of an African aidworker/journalist 1970s-1990s (Paulines Publications Africa).