Kator means “red soil” in Bari. This part of Juba was developed in the 1960s, as an extension of Hai Malakia. Residents who could not upgrade their houses to the new standards of building were displaced from older neighbourhoods and relocated to Kator and other new areas such as Atlabara in the 1950s and 60s.


      Among the landmarks in the area are Kator B Court, where minor disputes are resolved by Bari customary leaders, and Saint Theresa Cathedral, a Catholic church built in 1959, where thousands of citizens fleeing the July 2016 violence sought refuge.

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