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South Sudan

Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon

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


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More calls for Nuba talks

Nuba particularly resent SPLA-IO leader Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon because his previous split with the SPLM/A in 1991 cut them off from the rest of the SPLA for over a decade, almost leading to their defeat...


Famine ‘almost a certainty’

Blocking food deliveriesIn a bid to starve the rebels into submission, the government's Sudan People's Liberation Army has blocked food deliveries to areas held by Commander Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon's SPLA in Opposition and its allied militias...

In Brussels, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, Simon Henshaw, told AC that the US was concerned that there hadn’t been any movement from the two leaders – President Salva Kiir Mayardit and Riek Machar – who were supposed to come to an agreement and work on a ceasefire...


The end of the beginning

The two men who bear greatest responsibility for the conflict, President Salva Kiir Mayardit and former Vice-President, Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, held only proximity talks...


Fixing the forces

The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development now says its force is to protect the Monitoring and Verification Teams, not the oilfields or other critical infrastructure, which Riek Machar had warned could trigger a return to war...


Calling time on the killing

' Over 1,000 kilometres to the south-west, Salva's rival, Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, was hosting a delegation of senior African and European officials at his redoubt near Nasir, in Upper Nile State and site of his split from Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) leader John Garang de Mabior in 1991 (AC Vol 46 No 21, Gunmen or soldiers)...

Ethiopia's Mesfin, who is the lead mediator in the military and political talks between the South Sudan government and Riek Machar's SPLM in Opposition, said the configuration of forces was still under discussion...

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The third eleven enters the contest

The eleven, who had all publicly agreed with Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon's claims about Salva's increasingly dictatorial style, were detained at the outbreak of fighting in Juba on 15 December (AC Vol 55, No 1, The political stakes on YouTube)...


Talks or treason trials

In fact, neither of the warring leaders in the South Sudan conflict – President Salva Kiir Mayardit or his sacked Vice-President, Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, is keen on IGAD's mediating role, especially its plan to send in a stabilisation force, though the government has reluctantly accepted it...


Shooting in Juba, talking in Addis

This is the first time that President Salva Kiir Mayardit has accepted that the roots of the crisis lie within the SPLM, rather than in the claims of a coup attempt by his former Vice-President, Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon...

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The battle for Malakal

However, since the government army, the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), had previously retaken Malakal and the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) had just warned of anti-government forces massed to the south-east, it appears the attack came from former Vice-President Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon's fighters...

The sacked Secretary General of the governing SPLM, Pa’gan Amum Okiech, had also distanced the majority of the dissidents from Riek Machar...


Why Uganda refuses to withdraw

While in Addis Ababa for the African Union summit on 29-31 January, Museveni personally tried to persuade allies of Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon to switch their support back to President Salva Kiir Mayardit...


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