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South Sudan

Salva Kiir Mayardit

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


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Rough roads ahead

However President Salva Kiir Mayardit was disappointed by his recent visit to Washington we hear and there is widespread sadness in the South at United States President Barack Obama’s apparent lack of interest...


Going with the flow

Presidents Salva Kiir Mayardit and Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir signed an agreement stipulating how much South Sudan would pay Sudan for transportation transit and processing fees...


Beijing faces both ways

South Sudan’s government and ruling party have welcomed the billions of dollars in promised investment that resulted from President Salva Kiir Mayardit’s April visit to Beijing but they are calling for China to take a more active role in the resolution of the conflict...

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s ‘order’ to Salva Kiir to withdraw his troops from Heglig (seen abroad as Sudanese but in the non-delineated border area) went down badly in a country rejoicing in a sovereignty for which it had battled for half a century...

Beyond that they had failed publicly to identify the National Congress Party (NCP) regime in Khartoum as mainly responsible for blocking the completion of the ‘unfinished business’ of the CPA including oil and border details and treated Salva Kiir’s and President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir’s governments even-handedly...

Salva Kiir paid an official visit to Bejing – his second as President but first since Independence last July...

Salva Kiir has not threatened to march on Khartoum...


Eight billion dollars, a mike and no peace

Border clashes between Sudan and South Sudan brought an early close to Salva Kiir Mayardit’s trip to China originally due to end on 28 April...

After a session with President Hu Jintao on 24 April in which Salva Kiir said that the North had ‘declared war on South Sudan’ the two leaders signed an economic agreement that included a loan from China Export-Import Bank...

Salva Kiir’s diary also included an appointment with Jiang Jiemin Chairman of the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) the state-owned company that owns 40% of the Greater Nile Petroleum Operating Company...

By the time Salva Kiir decided to cut the trip short a Sudanese delegation had arrived with a slate of high-level meetings on the agenda...

While Salva Kiir may have brought home a financial treasure in the form of the Exim Bank loan it was Ghandour who scored a public-relations coup by taking his message straight to the airwaves...


Threats to Lamu lifeline

Kenya was reticent about such a plan for years until President Mwai Kibaki South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit and Ethiopia’s Premier Meles Zenawi inaugurated it last month...


New pressure on Beijing

Its newest African partner President Salva Kiir Mayardit’s government in Juba has asserted itself strongly since Sudanese partition in July...


Workers safe but oil at risk

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit wants oil to be part of talks that cover other outstanding disputes including Abyei which Khartoum seized rendering it impossible to hold a referendum on joining the South as the CPA stipulated...


Pa’gan Amum Okiech

After Garang’s death in 2005 Pa’gan became SPLM Secretary General and then Diplomatic Affairs Advisor to Salva Kiir Mayardit the SPLA Commander-in-Chief and after the CPA President of the autonomous South...


Pipeline problems

On 8 November South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit signed a presidential decree to take northern parastatal Sudapet’s stakes in oil joint ventures with China National Petroleum Corporation India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation and Malaysia’s Petroliam Nasional Bhd...


Implausible denials

Southern President Salva Kiir Mayardit responded with unaccustomed fury warning of a ‘pending invasion’ by Khartoum and ringing African and Western alarm bells...


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