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South Sudan

Salva Kiir Mayardit

Date of Birth: 13/09/1951


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Eritrea's unsettling alliance

Ethiopia has also been putting out stories of a 'dirty deal' between Cairo and Juba, under which Egypt would provide arms to President Salva Kiir Mayardit, who is threatened with an arms embargo...


Coordinated exit

Meanwhile, taking part helps Museveni fend off foreign criticism of his domestic policies and his support for President Salva Kiir Mayardit in South Sudan...


Salva and Riek in the dock

An investigation by a United Nations Panel of Experts (PoE), still unpublished, is uncharacteristically forthright in its criticism, particularly of the government of President Salva Kiir Mayardit...


Pax Salvatica

Most international organisations planning the new force are reluctant to grant the concessions demanded by President Salva Kiir Mayardit and his supporters...


Riek rival boosts Salva

Supporters of President Salva Kiir Mayardit see it as a stroke of genius...

The warm body-language between Taban and President Salva Kiir Mayardit contrasts with the frostiness between Salva and Riek...


Finally, the AU moves in

African leaders' plans to send a rapid intervention force to South Sudan to boost security and protect civilians will put them on a collision course with the government of President Salva Kiir Mayardit...

However, the powerful security services may have scored an own goal by arresting the godfather of local journalism, former BBC Sudan correspondent Alfred Taban Logune, for calling on both key protagonists, President Salva Kiir Mayardit and Vice-President Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, to stand down for the sake of the nation...


Cracks widen in peace deal

As fresh fighting rages in Bahr el Ghazal, United States' officials are discussing sanctions on the country's two main leaders – President Salva Kiir Mayardit and Vice-President Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon – for failing to implement the peace agreement they signed last August...


Assassins and arrow boys

The next day, President Salva Kiir Mayardit, Vice-President Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon and VP James Wani Igga failed to show at a pre-arranged peace meeting organised by the main reconciliation bodies, the churches (AC Vol 57 No 10, Power without responsibility)...


Power without responsibility

South Sudan's new post-civil war government, the Transitional Government of National Unity, looks like a return to the status quo ante, before over two years of ruthless fighting erupted in December 2013 between President Salva Kiir Mayardit and his Vice-President, Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon...

The old guard picks up the pieces August's peace agreement gives the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) 16 posts from President Salva Kiir Mayardit's Sudan People's Liberation Movement-in-Government, ten from Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon's SPLM-In-Opposition (SPLM-IO), two Former Detainees (FD) and two from Other Political Parties (OPP)...


Raiders hit Gambella

The events are also a product of the unrest and uncertainty caused by President Salva Kiir Mayardit dividing South Sudan into 28 states defined mainly by ethnicity (see Box, New states exacerbate tensions)...

New states exacerbate tensions The 28 new regions which President Salva Kiir Mayardit for South Sudan in October have divided the country into ethnic areas, leading to tension, uncertainty and violence (AC Vol 56 No 21, New maps, no peace)...

He was clear about his opposition to President Salva Kiir Mayardit's division of the country into 28 states (see Box, New states exacerbate tensions)...


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