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South Sudan

Salva Kiir Mayardit

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


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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...


Juba's payday loan habit

Sahara enjoyed a close relationship with Gatkuoth which may have prompted his sacking by President Salva Kiir Mayardit on 10 June according to industry sources in South Sudan...


'Not even the Pope'

On 10 and 11 April South Sudan's rival warring leaders President Salva Kiir Mayardit and former Vice-President Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon met at the Vatican face to face for perhaps the last time before the two sides are due to form a unity government in May...


Bumps on the road to peace

The government army loyal to President Salva Kiir Mayardit (now known as the South Sudan People's Defence Force – SSPDF) has made common cause with Riek Machar's SPLA-In Opposition (SPLA-IO) in a joint offensive against members of the National Salvation Front which backs the Equatorian strongman Lieutenant General Thomas Cirillo Swaka in his refusal to sign last year's Khartoum Peace Agreement (AC Vol 59 No 19 No cash no peace)...


Day return to Juba please

Measures to be taken first include the confinement of fighting forces to barracks the demilitarisation of Juba and other populated areas and a commission to redraw the federal state boundaries imposed by President Salva Kiir...


No cash, no peace

Worryingly for Salva Kiir Mayardit ex-army-chief-turned-rebel 'King' Paul Malong Awan remains completely outside the process representing a big threat from his home area the western Dinka heartland of northern Bahr el Ghazal (AC Vol 59 No 10 Splits and special pleas)...


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