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Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon

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


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A deal under duress

Neither those supporting President Salva Kiir Mayardit nor the factions behind his rival, ex-­Vice President Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, had shown any commitment to ending the fighting before their representatives signed the ceasefire in Addis Ababa on the evening of 23 January...

Over 2,000 Dinka residents are said to have been killed in Bor alone; that toll would match the Bor massacre of 1991, also carried out by Riek Machar's men (AC Vol 53 No 9, A political and military test)...

This fighting was the culmination of months of rising tension, symbolised by three SPLM leaders – Riek Machar Teny, Pa'gan Amum Okiech and Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior (Rebecca Garang), widow of the SPLM founding leader, Colonel John Garang de Mabior – who announced they would run for the SPLM chairmanship next year...

Juba is also fuming at how a member of Riek Machar Teny's negotiating team, former Jonglei Deputy Governor Hussein Mar Nyuot, managed to travel from Bor to Addis Ababa and blames the UN...

Despite this, Kenyatta maintained important back channels to Riek Machar...

Nairobi helped in negotiations to free Riek’s son, Teny Riek Machar Teny, after he had been removed from a British evacuation flight at Juba airport...

' Not the usual suspectsThe complex roots of the crisis are evident from the origins of the top eleven detainees, accused by Salva Kiir's government of complicity in Riek Machar's supposed coup plot...


A deal under duress

Neither those supporting President Salva Kiir Mayardit nor the factions behind his rival, ex-­Vice President Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, had shown any commitment to ending the fighting before their representatives signed the ceasefire in Addis Ababa on the evening of 23 January...

Over 2,000 Dinka residents are said to have been killed in Bor alone; that toll would match the Bor massacre of 1991, also carried out by Riek Machar's men (AC Vol 53 No 9, A political and military test)...

This fighting was the culmination of months of rising tension, symbolised by three SPLM leaders – Riek Machar Teny, Pa'gan Amum Okiech and Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior (Rebecca Garang), widow of the SPLM founding leader, Colonel John Garang de Mabior – who announced they would run for the SPLM chairmanship next year...

Juba is also fuming at how a member of Riek Machar Teny's negotiating team, former Jonglei Deputy Governor Hussein Mar Nyuot, managed to travel from Bor to Addis Ababa and blames the UN...

Despite this, Kenyatta maintained important back channels to Riek Machar...

Nairobi helped in negotiations to free Riek’s son, Teny Riek Machar Teny, after he had been removed from a British evacuation flight at Juba airport...

' Not the usual suspectsThe complex roots of the crisis are evident from the origins of the top eleven detainees, accused by Salva Kiir's government of complicity in Riek Machar's supposed coup plot...


Danger, road works ahead

Meanwhile, pressure was mounting in Addis on President Salva Kiir Mayardit to release the remaining four detainees linked to dissident ex-Vice-President Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon...


Seats for dissidents

The four oppositionists still detained in Juba – Pa’gan Amum, Oyai Deng, Majak d’Agot, Ezekiel Lol – are unlikely to join the talks due in Addis Ababa on 7 February between President Salva Kiir Mayardit’s government and dissidents led by ex-vice-president Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon...

It ended on 28 January and divided the cases into three: evidence of intent to overthrow the government by force (the four in gaol and, still fighting in Upper Nile, Riek Machar, Taban Deng and Hussein Mar Nyuot); intent to overthrow the government but insufficient evidence (seven in Kenya, including Deng Alor, Kosti Manibe and John Luk); and innocent (Khamis Abdel Latif Chawuol, a police officer and former Interior Ministry Security Advisor named only after the investigation)...


The state cracks

For President Museveni, who promised his army would help to ‘defeat’ the rebel Vice-President, Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, and for President Kenyatta, it is a case of ‘the President, right or wrong...

Riek Gai at Health led Omer’s National Congress Party in the South, led Riek Machar’s negotiations with the NCP in the mid-1990s and like Abdalla, has been vocally anti-SPLM in the past...


The political stakes on YouTube

Prominent at the press conference are Pa’gan Amum Okiech (whom Salva had dismissed as SPLM Secretary General), Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, Deng Alor Kuol,Alfred Ladu Gore (an Equatorian SPLM founder) and Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior, widow of the SPLM founding Chairman, Colonel John Garang de Mabior...


From power struggle to uprising

The attack in Jonglei by Gatdet's fighters, who had theoretically been integrated into the national armed forces, the Sudan People's Liberation Army, appears to have been triggered by the 15 December mutiny by SPLA fighters loyal to Vice-President Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, who had lost many of his powers in July after publicly challenging President Salva Kiir Mayardit...


Legacy of war

That massacre was led by Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon's troops and Riek formally apologised for it last year, twice...


Powers of separation

He first blotted his copybook by joining Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon when he and Lam Akol Ajawin split from John Garang de Mabior’s SPLM in 1991, though he later returned to the fold...


A power struggle, not a coup

The sackings followed Vice-President Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon’s announcement that he would challenge Salva for the leadership...

That same month, he withdrew powers he had delegated to Riek Machar and postponed the National Reconciliation Conference which Riek headed (AC Vol 54 No 13, Ruling by decree)...

It matters that he is Nuer, like the dismissed Vice-President, Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon...


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