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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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]