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South Sudan

Salva Kiir Mayardit

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


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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...


After they open the taps

Sudanese President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir accepted an invitation to Juba; his press office said that he and South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit had agreed to proceed with ‘sincerity honesty and seriousness’...


Losing ground at the AU

Asked to join them were Sudan’s President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir and South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit who are yet to reach agreement on two outstanding issues: the referendum in Abyei and the status of other disputed and claimed border areas...


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...


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