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Vol 61 No 10

Published 14th May 2020

South Sudan

Coups and consequences

President Salva Kiir Mayardit sacked the Chief of Defence Forces, General Gabriel Jok Riak, on 11 May over a failure to act quickly enough to thwart a coup attempt, sources in Juba have told Africa Confidential. Resentment has been building at the top of the armed forces since Angelina Teny, the wife of Salva's arch-rival Riek Machar, became defence minister in the new Revitalised Government of National Unity.

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