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South Sudan: Salva Kiir Increasingly Isolated

A series of high profile defection threaten the Kiir government
A series of high profile defection threaten the Kiir government

By Africa Intelligence,

MORE and more top leaders in Juba are defecting, illustrating Salva Kiir’s isolation.

Since late May, the South Sudan government has suffered a series of defections, beginning with General Dar Aturjong, commander of the sixth military division.

Like President Salva Kiir, he is a Dinka from Bahr-el-Ghazal. This is therefore clear evidence that the conflict stems from a major political problem rather than a tribal war.  Continue reading South Sudan: Salva Kiir Increasingly Isolated

President Kiir Fires VP Machar and Dissolves Government

President Kiir pressed the RED button … for better or worse!

By Sudan Tribune,

South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir Mayardit, has issued a presidential decree removing the vice-president, Riek Machar Teny, and dissolved the whole government.

Kiir in a presidential decree on Tuesday also removed all the ministers and deputy ministers of the government.

He has not appointed a new vice-president or national ministers and deputies.

The president has directed the under-secretaries of the various ministries to run South Sudan’s ministries until further notice. Continue reading President Kiir Fires VP Machar and Dissolves Government