South Sudan’s armed opposition leader Riek Machar has been sworn in as the country’s First Vice President following his return to the capital.
South Sudan’s main rebel leader and returning vice president failed to arrive in the capital as scheduled on Monday.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has sacked the country’s foreign affairs minister, Barnaba Marial Benjamin, following his recent comments about people from Abyei.
A senior military official of South Sudan’s main rebel group has quit and urged former leader Riek Machar and President Salva Kiir to surrender their positions.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has denied accusations from the country’s leading opposition group that his government was involved in the recent attack on a UN base in Malakal.