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Salva Kiir Mayardit

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


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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)...


Khartoum in fact and fiction

Unsurprisingly allies of Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon whose episodic alliances with the Khartoum regime have dented his credibility in South Sudan have dismissed the documents as a fake produced by President Salva Kiir Mayardit's government...


Putting US aid to other uses

That means that US aid is also helping to prop up his government and assisting his intervention in South Sudan on the side of President Salva Kiir Mayardit say political sources in Kampala...


A deadline for the deadline

The balance of opinion in IGAD has tilted towards President Salva Kiir Mayardit's government and is more sceptical about Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon's position...

Salva Kiir dismissed Nhial Deng Nhial as Foreign Minister in the July 2013 reshuffle that triggered the crisis but armed with veteran SPLA credentials and a doctorate in law from Dundee UK Lieutenant General Nhial is still Juba's chief negotiator in Ethiopia...

Riek has rejected Salva Kiir's proposal of a new post of second vice-president for him...


More calls for Nuba talks

Juba's President Salva Kiir Mayardit needed SRF fighters to help to recapture the strategic oil town of Bentiu from the South Sudanese rebels of the SPLA-in-Opposition (SPLA-IO)...

However few are positive about Salva Kiir...


Who owns what?

This is part of the ambitious $24 billion Lamu Port South Sudan and Ethiopia Transport Corridor (Lapsset AC Vol 53 No 19 The rush for land & Vol 54 No 13 Unhappy anniversary) which is why Kenyatta's speech came as he met Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit and Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni...


Famine ‘almost a certainty’

In Brussels the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at the State Department's Bureau of Population Refugees and Migration Simon Henshaw told AC that the US was concerned that there hadn't been any movement from the two leaders – President Salva Kiir Mayardit and Riek Machar – who were supposed to come to an agreement and work on a ceasefire...


The end of the beginning

The two men who bear greatest responsibility for the conflict President Salva Kiir Mayardit and former Vice-President Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon held only proximity talks...


Red flag over Africa

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni Rwandan President Paul Kagame and South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit were present for the signing...


Calling time on the killing

The pressures of war are mounting but President Salva Kiir Mayardit still sports a black ten-gallon hat and a hefty walking stick...

As Salva Kiir and his delegation left the seminar Obasanjo called them back with a simple message: if the leaders of South Sudan could find a way to make peace with Khartoum after half a century of warfare how could they not reach an agreement between themselves...

Paul Malong Awan has long been seen as a leader of Salva Kiir's Dinka homeboys from Bahr el Ghazal where he was previously State Governor...

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