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South Sudan

Salva Kiir Mayardit

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


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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...


Who wants the oil?

There is mounting international concern at the delays in implementing the latest peace agreement and that President Salva Kiir Mayardit is flouting the spirit of the deal...


Freight storm hits the port

Last year President Uhuru Kenyatta allocated to both Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni and South Sudan's President Salva Kiir Mayardiit land in Naivasha to construct their own dry ports...

Last year President Uhuru Kenyatta allocated to both Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni and South Sudan's President Salva Kiir Mayardiit land in Naivasha to construct their own dry ports...


The fourth horseman

Meanwhile the Revitalised Government of National Unity stipulated by the September 2018 peace agreement is slowly taking shape after President Salva Kiir Mayardiit finally relented –less than a week before the 22 February deadline – and revoked the biggest stumbling block: his unilateral decision to increase the number of states from ten to 32 (AC Vol 61 No 3 Beyond a hundred days)...

Meanwhile the Revitalised Government of National Unity stipulated by the September 2018 peace agreement is slowly taking shape after President Salva Kiir Mayardiit finally relented –less than a week before the 22 February deadline – and revoked the biggest stumbling block: his unilateral decision to increase the number of states from ten to 32 (AC Vol 61 No 3 Beyond a hundred days)...


Beyond a hundred days

In an effort to reward existing allies ahead of the reshuffle required by power-sharing President Salva Kiir Mayardit has been handing senior military positions to key loyalists...


Peace deal wheelspin

  In the run-up to both of the past two deadlines President Salva Kiir Mayardit has threatened to form a government without Riek...


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