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South Sudan

Salva Kiir Mayardit

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


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The grand corruption trap

In May President Salva Kiir Mayardit wrote to 75 officials in a letter later made public estimating that corruption within government had cost the country US$4 billion since the CPA when the interim government was formed (AC Vol 53 No 17 Blaming the outsiders)...

Salva Kiir’s anti-corruption letter has made it so much harder for officials in Juba to douse demands for accountability...


Politics over oil

So will Southern President Salva Kiir Mayardit who is attending the high-level Sudans meeting on 27 September at the UN General Assembly...


Blaming the outsiders

He had published that President Salva Kiir privately admitted to US President Barack Obama that Juba backed the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North...


Dlamini-Zuma takes charge

The largely ceremonial meeting between South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit and Sudan’s President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir late on 14 July was an attempt by both sides to maintain appearances of good faith...


One year on – unrealistic expectations remain unfulfilled

In May President Salva Kiir Mayardit wrote to 75 government officials whom he accused of stealing $4 bn...

Mediators hoped the talks would gain impetus from a meeting at the Sheraton Hotel Addis Ababa between Salva Kiir and Sudanese President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir during the AU Summit (which had been transferred at the last minute from Malawi after President Joyce Banda announced that she would have to enforce the International Criminal Court’s arrest warrant for Field Marshal Omer if he attended)...


Sanctions threat drives talks

A week after closing the oil taps President Salva Kiir Mayardit held a private meeting with Marcelo Giugale the World Bank’s Director of Economic Policy and Poverty Reduction Programmes for Africa...

A day later he told Western diplomats that neither Salva Kiir nor his ministers of Finance Commerce and Presidential Affairs seemed to foresee the catastrophic effects of the oil shutdown...

This combined with Juba’s seizure of Heglig and Salva Kiir’s public repudiation of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s order to pull out of the oil town weakened the South’s diplomatic standing...


A political and military test

The name of the Presidential Committee for Peace Reconciliation and Tolerance in Jonglei State clearly signals that Archbishop Daniel is working in tandem with the Government of South Sudan (GOSS) whose DDR campaign President Salva Kiir Mayardit launched on 12 March...

Salva Kiir brought most of Khartoum’s militias into the SPLA under the 2006 Juba Declaration...


The South goes for sovereignty

President Salva Kiir Mayardit accused it of ‘looting’ $815 mn...

General Salva Kiir’s team knows that challenging Khartoum is the most popular move it can make...


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