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South Sudan

Salva Kiir Mayardit

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


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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...


Salva and Riek in the dock

An investigation by a United Nations Panel of Experts (PoE) still unpublished is uncharacteristically forthright in its criticism particularly of the government of President Salva Kiir Mayardit...

One of the PoE's most damaging findings is that statements by Salva Kiir ministers such as Michael Makuei and the Jieng (Dinka) Council of Elders led by former Chief Justice Ambrose Riiny Thiik and Joshua Dau Diu have 'consistently displayed hostility toward the UN and misrepresented its work and intentions'...


Pax Salvatica

Most international organisations planning the new force are reluctant to grant the concessions demanded by President Salva Kiir Mayardit and his supporters...


Riek rival boosts Salva

Supporters of President Salva Kiir Mayardit see it as a stroke of genius...

There was 'no deal' between Salva Kiir and Taban Deng Presidential Spokesperson Ateny Wek Ateny told Africa Confidential but he admitted that he didn't know which IO body had nominated Taban and that it was none of his concern...

The warm body-language between Taban and President Salva Kiir Mayardit contrasts with the frostiness between Salva and Riek...


Finally, the AU moves in

African leaders' plans to send a rapid intervention force to South Sudan to boost security and protect civilians will put them on a collision course with the government of President Salva Kiir Mayardit...

However the powerful security services may have scored an own goal by arresting the godfather of local journalism former BBC Sudan correspondent Alfred Taban Logune for calling on both key protagonists President Salva Kiir Mayardit and Vice-President Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon to stand down for the sake of the nation...


Cracks widen in peace deal

As fresh fighting rages in Bahr el Ghazal United States' officials are discussing sanctions on the country's two main leaders – President Salva Kiir Mayardit and Vice-President Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon – for failing to implement the peace agreement they signed last August...

The next day Wau a major garrison in the north-west and capital of the former Bahr el Ghazal Region was in turmoil as government forces and allied militias launched the latest strike in General Salva Kiir's counter-insurgency campaign...

Salva Kiir's government and Riek Machar's Sudan People's Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) which is technically now part of the government but in practice still very separate offered starkly different accounts...


Assassins and arrow boys

The next day President Salva Kiir Mayardit Vice-President Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon and VP James Wani Igga failed to show at a pre-arranged peace meeting organised by the main reconciliation bodies the churches (AC Vol 57 No 10 Power without responsibility)...

Yei a major SPLA garrison from 1997 has long provided refuge for people from Bahr el Ghazal Salva Kiir's homeland...


Power without responsibility

South Sudan's new post-civil war government the Transitional Government of National Unity looks like a return to the status quo ante before over two years of ruthless fighting erupted in December 2013 between President Salva Kiir Mayardit and his Vice-President Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon...

Salva Kiir objects to many provisions of ARCISS refusing to sign without numerous handwritten reservations...

The old guard picks up the pieces August's peace agreement gives the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) 16 posts from President Salva Kiir Mayardit's Sudan People's Liberation Movement-in-Government ten from Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon's SPLM-In-Opposition (SPLM-IO) two Former Detainees (FD) and two from Other Political Parties (OPP)...


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