Civil Authority for the New Sudan

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Civil Authority for the New Sudan or (CANS) was an interim organization formed by the Sudan People's Liberation Movement during the Second Sudanese Civil War to administer the rebel-controlled areas.[1] It is the most direct predecessor to the Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS).

The idea for the CANS originated in the SPLM's September 7-12 1991 meeting in Torit.[1] It was formally called into being by the "Vision and Programme of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement" published by the SPLM Political Secretariat in March 1998.[2]

After the end of the war, the CANS was transformed into the GoSS, as outlined in the 2004 SPLM Strategic Framework for War-to-Peace Transition. Riek Machar was responsible for executing this transformation. [3]


  1. ^ a b Khalid, Mansour (2003). War and peace in Sudan : a tale of two countries (1. publ. ed.). London [u.a.]: Kegan Paul. p. 333. ISBN 0710306636. 
  2. ^ "2". Vision and Programme of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement. Yei and New Cush: SPLM Political Secretariat. 1998. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Deng, Lual A (2013). Power of creative reasoning : the ideas and vision of john garang. [S.l.]: iUniverse. p. 191. ISBN 978-1475960280.