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President appoints new Agriculture Minister

President Salva Kiir has appointed Onyoti Adigo Nyikwec as the new Minister of Agriculture. The appointment fills a vacancy caused in August last year when the former minister left the […]

Labour Minister joins Machar rebels

South Sudan’s Minister of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development, Gabriel Duop Lam, has resigned his portfolio in President Salva Kiir’s government. In a statement he said that he […]

Kiir rids government of SPLM-IO ministers

Following the resignation of agriculture minister Lam Akol on Monday, President Salva Kiir has replaced all six of Riek Machar’s Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-in-Opposition (SPLM-IO) ministers and two deputy ministers […]

Cabinet of South Sudan

Martin Elia Lomoro Minister of Cabinet Affairs Deng Alor Kuol Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Kuol Manyang Juuk Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs Michael Tiangjiek Mut Minister […]

Agriculture Minister resigns citing end of peace deal

South Sudan’s Minister of Agriculture, Lam Akol, has resigned his portfolio. In his resignation statement the minister who is also leader of the opposition Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-Democratic Change (SPLM-DC) […]

Stephen Dhieu is new Finance Minister

President Salva Kiir has continued the shake-up of his government after he replaced Vice-President Riek Machar earlier this week with former mining minister Taban Deng Gai.. Stephen Dhieu Dau has […]

Appointment of new Vice President may well lead to more trouble

President Salva Kiir has sworn in a new Vice-President to replace Riek Machar who has gone into hiding after fighting between government and rebel forces in Juba in recent weeks. […]

Transitional Government of National Unity revealed

A 30 strong Transitional Government of National Unity has been formed two days after Riek Machar was sworn in as First Vice-President in what is hoped is the start of […]

Riek Machar sworn in as First Vice President

Between 2005 and 2011 Riek Machar was 2nd Vice-President of Southern Sudan. Then on 9th July 2011 he was made Vice-President of the new state of South Sudan. But on […]

Foreign Minister dismissed

President Salva Kiir has dismissed his Foreign Minister Dr Barnaba Marial Benjamin. Barnaba Marial was out of the country at the time of the dismissal and local rumours say that […]

Kiir signs peace document

President Salva Kiir has signed the IGAD-PLus “Agreement on the resolution of the conflict in the Republic of South Sudan”. This is nine days after refusing to sign the document […]

Salva Kiir sworn in for three year extension

President Salva Kiir was sworn in yesterday for a three year extension of his current five year mandate. The extension had been granted by parliament and means that the President’s […]

Back to square one

Everything appears to be back to square one in the battle to bring peace and prosperity to South Sudan. Yesterday South Sudan’s parliament voted to extend President Salva Kiir’s term […]

Kiir and Machar sign another deal

President Salva Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar signed another agreement brokered by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in the early hours of this morning. The agreement which was hailed […]

President appoints new Finance Minister

A short piece in the Sudan Tribune states that President Salva Kiir has dismissed his Minister of Finance, Aggrey Tisa Sabuni. The article suggests that the decision was taken as […]

New ceasefire, new transitional government deal

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has backtracked on his previous objections and accepted that the post of prime minister should be created in a new transitional government. The move came […]

Crisis forces UN to threaten sanctions

The leaders of South Sudan have been given a severe warning to settle their differences or risk facing possible sanctions. The move comes after political leaders failed once more to […]

FinMin presents 2014-2015 Budget

The Sudan Tribune reports that South Sudan’s Minister of Finance, Agrey Tisa Sabuni, has announced his 2014-15 annual budget. The budget is down by SSP 6 billion on last year’s […]

Government and Rebels sign agreement to establish transitional government

President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Dr. Riek Machar have signed an agreement to end hostilities in South Sudan. The agreement which was brokered by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development […]

Elections could be delayed as ceasefire is breached

President Salva Kiir and rebel leader and former Vice-President Dr. Riek Machar are in disagreement once more; this time about the timing of the next elections. President Kiir says that […]

Second ceasefire agreed

President Salva Kiir and rebel leader and former Vice-President Dr. Riek Machar have agreed to a ceasefire reports the South Sudan News Agency. The agency said that the deal was […]

Kenyatta hints at stronger regional action in South Sudan conflict

Despite repeated attempts by the international community and regional leaders the increasingly violent civil conflict in South Sudan continues. The two sides attack and counter-attack and in the middle there […]