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Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon

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


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Pax Salvatica

After disappearing for nearly five weeks, First Vice-President Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon resurfaced last week with UN peacekeepers in Congo-Kinshasa, then re-emerged in Khartoum in intensive care...


Riek rival boosts Salva

The replacement of First Vice-President (FVP) Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon by his former chief negotiator with the government, Taban Deng Gai, on 23 July has thrown regional and international mediators into disarray: they fear it could finally scupper August's internationally brokered peace agreement...

'The government is trying to eliminate Riek Machar but he is being protected by his forces...

The Taban takeover Will Taban Deng Gai's takeover of Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon's job as First Vice-President (FVP) on 23 July usher in a new peace or just create another armed faction...


Finally, the AU moves in

Yet the AU is meant to head the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission, chaired by the Botswana ex-President Festus Mogae, which has presided over the failure of last August's peace deal between President Salva and Vice-President Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon...

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...

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)...


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...

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)...

Lam Akol Ajawin: Agriculture & Food Security; serial signatory of agreements with Khartoum and later, Juba; joined Riek Machar in 1991 SPLM split; rejoined SPLM; 2009 formed SPLM-Democratic Change, now just 'Democratic Change'; Shilluk; chemical and oil engineer; ex-husband of Rebecca Joshua...


Raiders hit Gambella

The raid came just as Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-in-Opposition (SPLM-IO), was at last on the point of returning to Juba after two-and-a-half years at war...

Riek ends a tortuous journey home After seemingly endless obstacles and machinations the leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-in-Opposition, Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, finally flew into Juba on 26 April and was promptly sworn in to his old job of Vice-President...


The power struggle after Hassan el Turabi

His leadership was exemplary and his works contributed to bringing about peace and stability in both countries', enthused the leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-in-Opposition, Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon...


The fight moves south

Under threat of sanctions, President Salva Kiir Mayardit reappointed his old rival, Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, as First Vice-President on 11 February but the two sides are still far apart on substantive issues and other appointments...


Peace deal stalls again

China and Russia oppose efforts by the UN Security Council to impose sanctions on both Salva and his rival and sacked Vice-President, Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, for serial human rights violations and breaches of international law...

Another senior politician from the same area, Bona Malwal Madut Riing, is back from Khartoum and increasingly influential in the Council, as is Telar Ring Deng, Salva's controversial legal advisor who was one of few senior Dinka to side with Riek Machar in his 1991 split with the SPLM-SPLA...


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