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South Sudan

Salva Kiir Mayardit

Date of Birth: 1951
Place of Birth: Bahr el Ghazal


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Tshisekedi calls out Kagame on the M23 militia

At the June meeting presidents Kenyatta Museveni and Kagame accompanied by Burundi's President Evariste Ndayishimiye and Salva Kiir of South Sudan finally agreed that a joint force would enter Congo-K in late July or August and go against all armed groups that refuse to lay down their weapons...

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Abiy's war party digs in

According to South Sudanese sources Abiy accepted a proposal by Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok for South Sudanese President Salva Kiir to mediate in talks with the TPLF...


Oil on audit

But international pressure and the threat of financial support being cut appears to have forced President Salva Kiir Mayardit to finally relent...


Stirring the regional pot

Abiy and Issayas have made efforts to bring South Sudan into their orbit holding tripartite discussions with President Salva Kiir in 2019...


Abiy’s search for legitimacy

In a joint communiqué from Juba Sisi and South Sudan's President Salva Kiir Mayardit spoke of military and security cooperation...


Economy running on fumes

President Salva Kiir's implementation of key already agreed processes is so slow his critics say it could eventually trigger a military response from the former rebels...


The sick men of Africa

The same day however Mabior Garang de Mabior son of the liberation hero John Garang and prominent critic of his successor President Salva Kiir Mayardit resigned as deputy interior minister citing the failure of the national unity government to fully implement the provisions of the peace deal or to cope with the pandemic (AC Vol 59 No 19 No cash no peace)...


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...


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