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South Sudan

Salva Kiir Mayardit

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


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The state cracks

The rebels within the governing party made clear their opposition to the increasing centralisation of power under President Salva Kiir Mayardit the skewed distribution of South Sudan's new oil wealth and a general lack of political accountability...

The immediate diplomatic but not economic beneficiary is Sudan's President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir who flew to Juba on 6 January to embrace his old foe Salva Kiir and pledge support for a negotiated solution as Juba officials gritted their teeth...

Field Marshal Omer was keen to assure Salva Kiir that his regime was not supporting Riek as Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) former security chief Edward Lino Abyei had claimed...


The political stakes on YouTube

The dissidents' discontent was fuelled by President Salva Kiir Mayardit sacking his entire government in late July (AC Vol 54 No 17 Powers of separation)...


From power struggle to uprising

The attack in Jonglei by Gatdet's fighters who had theoretically been integrated into the national armed forces the Sudan People's Liberation Army appears to have been triggered by the 15 December mutiny by SPLA fighters loyal to Vice-President Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon who had lost many of his powers in July after publicly challenging President Salva Kiir Mayardit...

Immediately after the NLC meeting there were reports that Salva Kiir had ordered Riek's arrest...

After sacking his ministers Vice-President and several provincial governors along with many commanders of the SPLA by the constitutionally-dubious means of presidential order Salva Kiir had discovered that the SPLM party structures were far stronger than the National Assembly...


Legacy of war

Yet insiders concede that relations between UNMISS and President Salva Kiir Mayardit's government have become ever more strained since South Sudan's Independence in July 2011 led to the end of the previous UN Mission in Sudan's mandate and the pull-out of UNMIS peacekeepers from Sudan (AC Vol 54 No 16 Mission impossible)...


Powers of separation

When Parliament turned down President Salva Kiir Mayardit's choice of Justice Minister on 13 August it was greeted as a victory for democracy in the face of an increasingly autocratic ruler (AC Vol 54 No 16 A power struggle not a coup)...

After Chairman Garang and his deputy Salva Kiir clashed on the eve of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2004 some feared the infighting in the party would destroy both SPLM and the CPA...


Mission impossible

When South Sudan's President Salva Kiir Mayardit sacked his cabinet on 23 July along with his two chief negotiators with Sudan the move prompted international concern that war would again break out between the two states...


A power struggle, not a coup

When President Salva Kiir Mayardit sacked his Vice-President all his ministers the governing party's Secretary General and several senior police officers on 23 July the world greeted it as a coup...

Salva Kiir's moves were part of a longer process...

Like President Salva Kiir Mayardit (a Gogrial Dinka) Barnaba is Catholic...


Unhappy anniversary

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir Mayardit tries to exude a determined calm and maximise Juba's propaganda advantage from the crisis...

Last June Salva Kiir put his credibility on the line when he announced that he had written to 75 unnamed officials believed to have been involved in corruption...

That's why Salva Kiir went to Japan on 29 May to discuss aid with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Yokohama at the three-day Tokyo International Conference on African Development (AAC Vol 6 No 8 TICAD V - An agenda for business)...

So far Salva Kiir has tried to keep a balance in his senior appointments...

Yet Salva Kiir's amnesty failed to bring in the South Sudan Democratic Army (SSDA) headed by charismatic Murle seminarian-turned-warlord David Yau Yau...


Ruling by decree

President Salva Kiir Mayardit's sacking of Cabinet Affairs Minister Deng Alor Kuol and Finance Minister Kosti Manibe Ngai on 18 June has prompted puzzlement and some hostility in South Sudan and even within the governing Sudan People's Liberation Movement...

Salva Kiir has set up a five-person committee to investigate the affair headed by the Chairperson of the Anti-Corruption Commission Justice John Gatwich Lul...


Bringing it all back home

’ We hear that South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit drew parallels with the ICC case against Sudan’s President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir suggesting that if a satisfactory trial could be guaranteed in Khartoum the AU should back a transfer...


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