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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]