Tag Archives: Salva Kiir

30 August 17

South Sudan: President says ‘social media conspiracy’ drove refugees to Uganda

South Sudan President Salva Kiir says the mass exodus of South Sudanese refugees to Uganda is the result of a ‘social media conspiracy’ against the government.

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17 July 17

South Sudan: Director jailed for not airing president speech

The director of South Sudan’s state television has been arrested for failing to air a live broadcast of President Salva Kiir’s Independence Day speech.

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21 May 17

South Sudan: President restructures nation’s army

South Sudan President Salva Kirr made several changes to the country’s army on Monday night – including major leadership changes.

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15 May 17

South Sudan: President says ousted army chief “in a fighting mood”

South Sudan President Salva Kiir said on Friday that sacked army chief Paul Malong was ” in a fighting mood” when he last spoke to the military official.

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17 April 17

Does South Sudan’s conflict qualify as genocide?

On Wednesday, Britain’s International Development Secretary Priti Patel labelled South Sudan’s ongoing conflict as a genocide. Her comments were prompted by a recent visit to the world’s youngest nation where she experienced first hand some of the conditions people are living
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30 January 17

Two South Sudanese opposition officials disappear in Kenya

Two senior officials of South Sudan’s SPLM-IO opposition group have disappeared in Nairobi, Kenya.

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28 November 16

Riek Machar Refused Entry into Ethiopia, Sent Back to South Africa

South Sudan’s exiled rebel leader Riek Machar was allegedly refused entry into Ethiopia on Monday.

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14 October 16

Salva Kiir Not Dead, South Sudanese Government Insists

South Sudan’s Information Minister has denied rumours that the country’s president has died.

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29 September 16

South Sudan: Riek Machar Calls for Armed Fight Against Government

South Sudan’s former vice-president and rebel leader Riek Machar is calling for an armed struggle against President Salva Kiir’s government.

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08 September 16

US Envoy Criticises South Sudan President, Opposes Machar Return to Office

US Special Envoy to South Sudan, Donald Booth, says it would be a mistake to reinstate Riek Machar as vice-president in the East African nation.

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