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South Sudan

Salva Kiir Mayardit

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


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Politicians undermine new peace deal

President Salva Kiir Mayardit and the nominal leader of rebel forces Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon were due to meet for face­-to-face talks on 13 August in Addis Ababa before the 17 August 'final deadline' declared by the mediator the Inter­-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD)...

Witnesses interviewed by the Commission reported that Salva Kiir's Chief of Staff had recruited and trained a loyal force of thousands of irregulars from two districts of Northern Bahr el Ghazal where he had been Governor...

In April 2011 he issued the ‘Mayom declaration' pledging to bring down Salva Kiir's single­-party state and replace it with a broad­-based government...

Many now think Salva Kiir and Riek discredited as self­serving politicians sacrificing the stability of the country to their own ambition...

Amid concern about his health Salva Kiir's rule in the lead up to the outbreak of war in December 2013 was marked by growing autocracy and the influence of a hardline group around him (AC Vol 54 No 17 Powers of separation)...

How much President Salva Kiir Mayardit and his former Vice-President Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon are listening is another matter but many of their followers (or former followers) certainly are...


Bouquets and brickbats

The bigger failure on the part of the AU and the USA is the failure to secure an end to the civil war in South Sudan one recognised in Obama's caustic criticism of the indifference of President Salva Kiir Mayardit and sacked Vice-President Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon to the suffering of their own people...


Military balance

President Salva Kiir Mayardit has finally found a sympathetic regional forum to offset his growing isolation as international unease mounts over South Sudan's continuing bloodletting...

Leaders gave Salva Kiir vocal support in his fight against Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon and resolved that the Troika (Norway United Kingdom United States) should play no mediation role...


Revenge culture

The national army the Sudan People's Liberation Army still loyal to President Salva Kiir Mayardit appears to have launched another offensive in the Lou Nuer areas of north-east Jonglei...


The other crisis

Shortage of funds may have more impact than mediation or sanctions on both President Salva Kiir Mayardit's government and the rebels led by his former Vice-President Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon (AC Vol 56 No 5 A test of everyone's will)...


To publish or be damned

It is these leading officials including President Salva Kiir Mayardiit and sacked Vice-President Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon that the AU and the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) are trying to corral into a power-sharing deal to end the fighting that has cost over 50 000 lives in the past 15 months...

It is these leading officials including President Salva Kiir Mayardiit and sacked Vice-President Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon that the AU and the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) are trying to corral into a power-sharing deal to end the fighting that has cost over 50 000 lives in the past 15 months...


A test of everyone’s will

President Salva Kiir Mayardit and the SPLM-IO leader Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon met face-to-face for hours into the night in Addis Ababa on 3 March but failed to agree on key points...

Extended mandateSalva Kiir has extended the presidential and parliamentary mandates due to expire on 9 July by two years and cancelled the elections...


US security and Chinese capital

An innovative alliance between United States' security expertise and Chinese capital – in the form of a Hong Kong-registered company called Frontier Services Group (FSG) – is giving critical support including flying reconnaissance missions to President Salva Kiir Mayardit's government...

Over the last two years though relations between Washington and Juba have sharply deteriorated; the US has ended its military training programme with Salva Kiir's government but Washington has rejected growing pressure from human rights groups to impose sanctions on both sides in the current conflict...


Long tunnel, glimmer of light

A tentative step forward has been made with a political reunification deal signed in Arusha on 21 January between President Salva Kiir Mayardit and his sacked Deputy Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon whose forces have been at war since December 2013 and Deng Alor Kuol for the former detainees (AC Vol 55 No 9 The third eleven enters the contest)...


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