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South Sudan

Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon

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


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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...


Low expectations for peace talks

The Forum organised by the regional Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is supposed to resurrect the peace pact that President Salva Kiir Mayardit and rebel leader Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon signed in 2015 but which collapsed spectacularly last July when Riek was forced out of the country amid heavy bloodshed (AC Vol 57 No 17 Pax Salvatica)...


No let-up in southern fighting

While the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-in-Opposition (SPLM-IO) of Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon has suffered major losses in the country's north-east since July 2016 in Equatoria the rebels have taken swathes of territory and are containing government forces to key towns and roadways...


The fall of 'King Paul'

In a country beset by misinformation and disinformation the anniversary was further overshadowed by (inaccurate) rumours that the SPLA had been officially renamed the South Sudan Liberation Army the very name used by rebel-in-chief and ex-Vice-President Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon for his Sudan-allied militia during the liberation war...


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