South Sudan


17th Mar, 2017President 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 […] more ->

20th Feb, 2017Labour 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 […] more ->

3rd Aug, 2016Kiir 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 […] more ->

2nd Aug, 2016Agriculture 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) […] more ->

29th Jul, 2016Stephen 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 […] more ->

27th Jul, 2016Appointment 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. […] more ->

29th Apr, 2016Transitional 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 […] more ->

27th Apr, 2016Riek 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 […] more ->

24th Mar, 2016Foreign 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 […] more ->

27th Aug, 2015Kiir 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 […] more ->