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Salva Kiir Mayardit

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


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Salva changes the guard

In a sudden and sweeping military reshuffle President Salva Kiir Mayardit retired six deputy chiefs of general staff and 29 major generals by decree on 21 January...

On 22 January Salva Kiir dismissed the country’s most senior policeman the Inspector General of the South Sudan Police Service Lt...


Khartoum in a corner

Ethiopian Premier Hailemariam Desalegn and the AU mediator South Africa’s ex-President Thabo Mbeki pushed hard for last week’s brief summit in Addis Ababa between Field Marshal Omer and South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit...


Let them eat fish

The 5 January meeting in Addis Ababa between President Salva Kiir Mayardit and President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir achieved little against the backdrop of claims that Khartoum had again been bombing the South...

Some close to the Presidency say that after the troubles of the last 18 months Salva Kiir will seek a successor...


Pipeline politics

Presidents Salva Kiir Mayardit and Uhuru Kenyatta reaffirmed their commitment to the Lamu pipeline this month when they met on 23 May in Juba ahead of the African Union Summit in Ethiopia...


Financing deals finally take off

A year to the day since South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit made his state visit to Beijing he announced new finance from China...

Salva Kiir’s announcement was not obviously mirrored by an official statement from Beijing...


Triangular relations

loan to South Sudan during President Salva Kiir Mayardit’s April 2012 state visit to China (AAC Vol 5 No 7)...

On returning to Juba with Salva Kiir Information Minister and government Spokesperson Barnaba Marial Benjamin had announced this sensational loan...


Juba runs out of patience

The prospect of oil exports resuming in the next few weeks and the economic boost that brings should have cheered President Salva Kiir Mayardit’s government...

Officials at Juba airport have been seizing copies of all regional papers after Kenya’s The Nation published cartoons lampooning Salva Kiir...


Juba jitters

In a speech at SPLA headquarters at Bilpam on 16 October President Salva Kiir Mayardit felt the need to tell his troops that the international community would not recognise a government that had taken power by force...

Many politicians were called in by Salva Kiir or their state governors and warned...


The grand corruption trap

In May President Salva Kiir Mayardit wrote to 75 officials in a letter later made public estimating that corruption within government had cost the country US$4 billion since the CPA when the interim government was formed (AC Vol 53 No 17 Blaming the outsiders)...

Salva Kiir’s anti-corruption letter has made it so much harder for officials in Juba to douse demands for accountability...


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