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South Sudan

Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon

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


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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...


Sanctions and splits

These are the incumbent Transitional Government of National Unity (basically the SPLA-in Government faction along with the former SPLA-in Opposition faction of Taban Deng Gai); the mainstream SPLA-In Opposition faction of Riek Machar the nine-member South Sudan Opposition Alliance; the grouping of Other Opposition Parties; and the SPLM-former detainees...

Led by prominent Shilluk politician Lam Akol Ajawin who was alongside Riek Machar during the 1991 split in the SPLA and subsequently went over to the Khartoum government during the last civil war and then formed the SPLM-Democratic Change faction...


A seven-year hitch

Yet the only real breakthrough has been the recognition that no deal can work without rebel leader Riek Machar's full participation in government...


Scuttle diplomacy

Riek Machar would no longer be subject to house arrest in South Africa; he could travel freely unless participating in regionally-sponsored peace talks...


Jobs for Raila's boys

Odinga's reward is to be Kenya's special envoy to African trouble spots; hence his meeting with South Sudan's President Salva Kiir in Juba on 25 May followed by discussions with rebel leader Riek Machar in South Africa on 8 June...


Splits and special pleas

The President's spokesman Ateny Wek was so eager to smear Malong that he seemed to forget to protect his boss proclaiming that the government paid Malong US$5 million in July 2016 to kill Riek Machar...


Salva's bunker mentality

Jok Madut Jok a prominent South Sudanese academic also from Salva's home region – and an early apologist for Salva who continues to peddle the President's false narrative that rebel leader Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon started the civil war with a coup attempt – increased his public criticism (AC Vol 55 No 1 From power struggle to uprising)...


Salva stalls the peacemakers

Four VPsIGAD's previous talks were based on power-sharing with SPLA-IO leader Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon as Vice-President – a structure endorsed by the Obama administration's Secretary of State John Kerry in early 2014 (AC Vol 55 No 10 The end of the beginning)...


Cycle of broken deals

Senior officials in Juba privately say that they doubt whether Salva's rival ex-Vice-President Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon and the rebel leadership in exile have much capacity to influence their local commanders on the ground but the problem of command and control affects both sides...


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