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South Sudan

Salva Kiir Mayardit

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


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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

In early 2016, tensions grew between Cirillo and President Salva Kiir over the grabbing of Bari land – including land where Cirillo's own family is buried – by Dinka officers and cattle-herders under the command of SPLA head of ground forces and former head of Salva's personal guard, Marial Chanuong, a UN sanctions-listed Dinka from Lakes State...


Spinning Africa in Europe

BTP also advised and lobbied on behalf of South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit against his opponent Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon in 2016...


Storm over $10,000 permit

So President Salva Kiir Mayardit's government's decision to raise work permit fees for senior foreign staff from US$100 to $10,000 a year has caused outrage among non-governmental organisations and accusations of profiteering...


Power before food

President Salva Kiir Mayardit's beleaguered government seems not to grasp the seriousness of the 20 February official declaration of famine, jointly by Juba and the United Nations, or the extent of international concern and opprobrium since the starvation is entirely man-made...


Eritrea's unsettling alliance

Ethiopia has also been putting out stories of a 'dirty deal' between Cairo and Juba, under which Egypt would provide arms to President Salva Kiir Mayardit, who is threatened with an arms embargo...


A scorched earth peace

The realisation that President Salva Kiir Mayardit's peacemaking strategy – dubbed by cynics 'Pax Salvatica' because he implemented it unilaterally – has failed to deliver anything other than misery and hunger all round is slowly dawning on the international guarantors of the near-moribund Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (ARCISS), signed in August 2015 (AC Vol 57 No 14, Cracks widen in peace deal)...

' Salva Kiir's response has been to initiate a new process of 'national dialogue', urging the armed opposition to cease all hostilities, warning that his government 'will take serious measures' against those found to be 'broadcasting ethnic hatred' and those who refuse to 'renounce violence and join peaceful dialogue'...


The securocrats get stronger

President Salva Kiir Mayardit's agreement to expel or disarm Sudanese oppositionists (some 200 armed men, says an SRF source) in South Sudan has damaged it further...


Coordinated exit

Meanwhile, taking part helps Museveni fend off foreign criticism of his domestic policies and his support for President Salva Kiir Mayardit in South Sudan...


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