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South Sudan

Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon

Date of Birth: 1953
Place of Birth: Leer, South Sudan


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The fourth horseman

The new government is based on a six-strong collegiate presidency with Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon replacing fellow Nuer Taban Deng Gai as first vice-president and Taban becoming one of four (junior) vice-presidents along with existing Vice-President James Wani Igga Rebecca Nyandeng Garang and former South Sudan Opposition Alliance spokesman Hussein Abdelbagi Akol controversially selected by Salva from five competing SSOA candidates...


Beyond a hundred days

After the violent collapse of the most recent power-sharing government in 2016 there is no way that Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon will return from exile in Khartoum without a guarantee of security and little prospect of integrating the requisite joint VIP protection unit in time (AC Vol 57 No 10 Power without responsibility & Vol 57 No 16 Riek rival boosts Salva)...


Peace deal wheelspin

Opposition leader Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon had refused to return to Juba by the 12 November deadline to form a unity government and be installed as first Vice-President...


How to pay for Salva's jet

The formation of a unity government has been thrown into doubt again after it was reported this week that Sudan People's Liberation Movement-In-Opposition leader Riek Machar would not join a coalition accusing the government of failing to make funds available for the implementation of the peace accord...


'Not even the Pope'

On 10 and 11 April South Sudan's rival warring leaders President Salva Kiir Mayardit and former Vice-President Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon met at the Vatican face to face for perhaps the last time before the two sides are due to form a unity government in May...


Bumps on the road to peace

The government army loyal to President Salva Kiir Mayardit (now known as the South Sudan People's Defence Force – SSPDF) has made common cause with Riek Machar's SPLA-In Opposition (SPLA-IO) in a joint offensive against members of the National Salvation Front which backs the Equatorian strongman Lieutenant General Thomas Cirillo Swaka in his refusal to sign last year's Khartoum Peace Agreement (AC Vol 59 No 19 No cash no peace)...


Peace maybe, prosperity no

The 12 September peace deal envisages the deployment of 4 000 regional peace-keepers to augment the UN Mission and provide security for the return of opposition figures – especially Riek Machar – who is due to return in May as First Vice President in the new power-sharing government but clearly has well-founded concerns for his security following the 2016 collapse of the previous agreement (AC Vol 57 No 17 Pax Salvatica)...


Day return to Juba please

The much-publicised return of rebel leader Riek Machar to attend the 31 October peace celebrations in Juba was hailed as a milestone in the finalisation of the latest peace deal but much ground remains to be covered...


No cash, no peace

There is still widespread international concern about the failure to end fighting around Yei and between supporters of chief rebel leader Riek Machar and loyalists of the current First Vice-President Taban Deng Gai in the main opposition heartland of central Unity State (AC Vol 58 No 22 No let-up in southern fighting)...


Deal or no deal?

Insiders are sceptical the deal will hold especially after President Salva Kiir Mayardit refused to shake hands on it with arch-rival Riek Machar at the signing...


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