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Kiir Appoints New Army Chief Of Staff In Unity Bid

Kiir Appoints New Army Chief Of Staff In Unity Bid

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has again replaced the army chief of staff, about three years to the day he fired former holder of the position Gen Paul Malong and a few days after firing Gen Jok Riak. The decision, seen within the prism of the recent government of national unity formed in February, means […]

Ex-South Sudan General Forms Rebel Group, Vows To Topple President Kiir

Ex-South Sudan General Forms Rebel Group, Vows To Topple President Kiir

A disaffected South Sudanese army general who quit his position last month announced on Monday that he had formed a new anti-government rebel group, underscoring mounting resistance to the rule of incumbent president Salva Kiir Lieutenant General Thomas Cirillo Swaka, formerly deputy head of logistics, resigned after he accused Kiir of turning the country’s military […]