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South Sudan

Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon

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


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New maps, no peace

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

The government's proposed 28 states Riek Machar's proposed 21 states This shows how the new arrangement will serve political and ethnic interests...


The latest last-minute deal

There is much scope for future disagreement but the main concern is that many in the government and its army still dream of defeating Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon's insurgents...

The rebel leader, former Vice- President Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, and the reinstated Secretary General of the governing Sudan People's Liberation Movement, Pa'gan Amum Okiech, had already signed...


Regional rivalries surface among peace-makers

That appears to be the main reason for Museveni's abrupt departure from the meeting in Addis Ababa before rebel Commander Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement Secretary General, Pa'gan Amum Okiech, had signed on 17 August...


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)...

The government was demanding 70% of national posts (AC Vol 54 No 16, A power struggle, not a coup), according to Gatdet Dak, who was Spokesman for Riek Machar when he was Vice­-President...

They 'denounced and disowned' Riek as SPLM­-IO Chairman and rejected 'any peace agreement that includes President Kiir and Dr Riek Machar in the leadership of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGONU)...

In the transitional government, it relegates the Vice-President, currently James Wani Igga, behind a nominee of the opposition forces (led by Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon) to the new role of first vice-president: agreed in principle but division of executive powers between president and first vice-president remains contentious...

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...


War mars independence day

The government recaptured Malakal in early July but Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon's fighters immediately seized the key Thar Jath oil installations south of Bentiu...


Military balance

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

Mesfin, Ethiopia's former Foreign Minister, maintained that 90% of differences between the two sides – the governing Sudan People's Liberation Movement and Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon's SPLM-in-Opposition – had been resolved but conceded that 'some issues are still a deal breaker...


The other crisis

Shortage of funds may have more impact than mediation or sanctions on both President Salva Kiir Mayardit's government and the rebels led by his former Vice-President, Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon (AC Vol 56 No 5, A test of everyone's will)...

While Juba’s coffers are practically empty, Riek Machar is now seeking funds from INGOs, we hear...


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