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Kiir Orders Release of Two Machar Colleagues on Death Row

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit has ordered the release of James Gatdet Dak, a former spokesman of opposition leader Riek Machar. In his speech during the peace celebrations in Juba on Wednesday, Kiir said although Gatdet has been sentenced to death, his release is a gesture of peace. In November 2016,

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South Sudan’s Salvar Kiir Awarded Seven Medals

The military command of South Sudan People’s Defence Forces (SSPDF) has awarded Seven medals to President Salva Kiir for his outstanding, long and distinguished military services to the nation during the days of the liberation, and during and the post Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) interim period. The ceremony at which the

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S. Sudan Peace Agreement: Machar to be Reinstated as First Vice President

SPLM-IO rebel leader, Dr. Riek Machar, would be reinstated in his position as South Sudan’s First Vice President, announced El-Dirdeiry Mohamed Ahmed the Sudanese Foreign Minister on Saturday Kampala. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni hosted Presidents Omer al-Bashir and Salva Kiir and former South Sudanese President Riek Machar. The leaders of the

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Deadline Set for Kiir-Machar Face to Face Meeting

The regional bloc (IGAD) has set June 30 as the deadline for face-to-face talks between the two South Sudan warring leaders, President Salva Kiir and former first vice-president, Riek Machar. During the 62 extra-ordinary IGAD council of ministers’ session in Ethiopia on Friday, foreign affairs ministers from IGAD member states said

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Former Ethiopian Prime Minister Desalegn Asks S. Sudan’s Kiir to Resign

Former Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailermarian Desalegn has advised South Sudanese President Salva Kiir to step down and leave the young generation to take up the position. Desalegn unexpectedly resigned on 15 February 2018, saying he hoped to end years of unrest and political turmoil in his country, after ruling the country

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Former S. Sudan Army Chief Paul Malong Forms New Armed Rebel Group

Sacked South Sudanese army chief Gen. Paul Malong has announced formation of an armed resistance group which he said will stop crisis and steer the nation towards democracy and development. Gen. Malong made the announcement in a statement released on Monday April 9th which The Tower Post is in possession of. “Our

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