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South Sudan

Salva Kiir Mayardit

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


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An implausible government

SHRINKING BASEPresident Salva Kiir Mayardit's government shows little willingness to implement most of the agreement and his economic base is shrinking fast...

Many of the generals are sometimes illiterate militia leaders promoted on condition that they would integrate into the government army under Salva Kiir's 'big tent' policy and who then again jumped ship...


Minority report

Their findings are likely to undermine further the credibility of President Salva Kiir Mayardit's government, just as it announces a security deal in the capital with rebel forces led by sacked Vice-President Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon...


New maps, no peace

President Salva Kiir Mayardit had previously opposed decentralisation, which his rival, Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, had wanted, IGAD complained...


The latest last-minute deal

After days of doubt, President Salva Kiir Mayardit signed the agreement in Juba on 26 August...

IGAD pressured Salva Kiir by sending Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, Sudan's First Vice-President Bakri Hassan Salih and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to Juba beforehand...


Regional rivalries surface among peace-makers

Kampala's hands-on support for South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit is causing a rift in the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development which has been mediating in the negotiations...

This followed the embattled President Salva Kiir Mayardit's last- minute refusal on 13 August to sign the compromise peace agreement drawn up by IGAD (AC Vol 56 No 17, Politicians undermine new peace deal)...

In the previous week, Museveni had invited members of the 'frontline states' (Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda) to a mini-summit in Entebbe, where he assured Salva Kiir that several provisions of the draft agreement that he found unacceptable would be changed...


Concessions and complications in the IGAD deal

The peace agreement signed by the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-in-Opposition (SPLM-IO) and the Former Detainees on 17 August and which President Salva Kiir Mayardit signed on 26 August made concessions to both sides but key details were left for further negotiation...


Politicians undermine new peace deal

President Salva Kiir Mayardit and the nominal leader of rebel forces, Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, were due to meet for face­-to-face talks on 13 August in Addis Ababa, before the 17 August 'final deadline' declared by the mediator, the Inter­-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD)...

Witnesses interviewed by the Commission reported that Salva Kiir’s Chief of Staff had recruited and trained a loyal force of thousands of irregulars from two districts of Northern Bahr el Ghazal, where he had been Governor...

In April 2011, he issued the ‘Mayom declaration' pledging to bring down Salva Kiir’s single­-party state and replace it with a broad­-based government...

Many now think Salva Kiir and Riek discredited as self­serving politicians, sacrificing the stability of the country to their own ambition...

Amid concern about his health, Salva Kiir's rule in the lead up to the outbreak of war in December 2013 was marked by growing autocracy and the influence of a hardline group around him (AC Vol 54 No 17, Powers of separation)...

How much President Salva Kiir Mayardit and his former Vice-President, Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, are listening is another matter but many of their followers (or former followers) certainly are...


Bouquets and brickbats

The bigger failure on the part of the AU and the USA is the failure to secure an end to the civil war in South Sudan, one recognised in Obama’s caustic criticism of the indifference of President Salva Kiir Mayardit and sacked Vice-President Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon to the suffering of their own people...


Military balance

President Salva Kiir Mayardit has finally found a sympathetic regional forum to offset his growing isolation as international unease mounts over South Sudan's continuing bloodletting...

Leaders gave Salva Kiir vocal support in his fight against Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon and resolved that the Troika (Norway, United Kingdom, United States) should play no mediation role...


Revenge culture

The national army, the Sudan People's Liberation Army, still loyal to President Salva Kiir Mayardit, appears to have launched another offensive in the Lou Nuer areas of north-east Jonglei...


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