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Salva Kiir Mayardit

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


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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...


Who pays the pipeline

The most talked-about is one via Kapoeta and Lokichoggio to a new transport hub at Lamu; Juba and Nairobi signed a memorandum of understanding this month after President Salva Kiir Mayardit met Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki...


The future is military

That and calling Southern President Salva Kiir Mayardit’s recent visit to Israel ‘satanic’ have lost a lot of the goodwill El Sadig had won by attending Southern Independence on 9 July...


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...


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