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S. Sudan president not mentally ill: spokesperson

April 29, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir says he is mentally fit and not sick, despite reports to the contrary, which he descried as a political propaganda.
Kiir, who spoke through his press secretary, said he is fit, in good health and carrying out his constitutional mandate.
“The president is in good health and fit to continue to lead this nation. If he is sick, the government will come out and tell the people of South Sudan of his health. But now there is no problem,” (...)

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Salva Kiir Mayardit,
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S. Sudan repatriates late army chief’s body from Egypt

April 23, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan's government on Monday received the body of army chief of staff, Gen James Ajongo Mawut, who died on Friday in the Egyptian capital, Cairo after a short illness.
Mawut died in a military hospital in Egypt and preparations to take his body to his ancestral home in Bar-Mayen village are underway.
Top army officers and government officials upon arrival on Egyptian military on April 23, 2018 at Juba international airport from which it was taken to St. (...)

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South Sudan presidential spokesperson disowns suspension reports

April 17, 2018 (JUBA) - The spokesperson of South Sudan's President Salva Kiir Tuesday has dismissed as "fake" reports claiming he has been suspended from his assignment.
Ateny Wek Ateny said the social media reports were a creation of “rumour mongers to create disharmony at the South Sudanese presidency.
While Ateny denies social media reports, sources at the presidency told Sudan Tribune that there is a feeling within the presidential palace that Ateny should be replaced with someone (...)

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Salva Kiir Mayardit,
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Lawyer appeals for release of jailed businessman over ill-health

March 18, 2018 (JUBA) - The South Sudanese lawyer for businessman John Agou Wuoi, in jail for alleged involvement in corruption at the presidency, has called for his release over his poor health.
Advocate Reech Ring Bol has insisted that Agou, who suffers from multiple sicknesses, should be pardoned on health and humanitarian grounds.
“John Agou was diagnosed with several diseases. He is physically weak and needs urgent medical intervention,” he said.
Agou is one of the 16 individuals (...)

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South Sudan,
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Appeal for forgiveness and pardon of John Agou Wuoi

H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit, President and Commander-in-Chief, of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), Republic of South Sudan (RSS), 5th February, 2018.
Through: Hon. Michael Makuei Lueth Chairman of the Greater Bor Community
Subject: Appeal for Forgiveness and Pardon of Our son John Agou Wuoi
Your Excellency,
We wish to take this earliest opportunity to congratulate Your Excellency and the people of South Sudan for the New Year 2018. May it bring peace, stability and unity to the (...)

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South Sudan,
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Relatives of jailed businessman John Agou plead for release

February 15, 2018 (JUBA) – Relatives of John Agou Wuoi, one of the 16 individuals allegedly involved in a corruption case at the office of the South Sudanese president in 2015, are demanding for his release.
Agou was arrested on 29 May, 2015 together with four Kenyans who were by then employees of his company, Click Technologies Limited.
He was among 16 people sentenced to life imprisonment for their role in the loss of $14 million and 30 million South Sudan Pounds (SSP).
Nine (...)

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President Kiir deeply saddened by death of Ambassador Kuol

January 5, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir said he was deeply saddened by the death of Kuol Alor Kuol South Sudan Ambassador to UN institutions in Geneva stressing that his death is a great loss for South Sudan and its people.
The late Ambassador Kuol died in December 2017 and his body was repatriated to the country in early January 2018. Officials attributed the cause of his death to a heart attack.
He and foreign Minister come from the same family and are native of the (...)

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South Sudan president and ex-military chief reconcile

November 16, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Thursday announced the official release from house arrest of General Paul Malong Awan, the country's former chief of staff, who had been confined in his home since he was sacked in May this year.
The move ends weeks of tension and standoff between government and Awan after its attempts to disarm the latter's guards failed.
Speaking at an occasion he organized for elders and church leaders who mediated between the Juba government (...)

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S. Sudan president to take different path to end civil war

November 14, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir has pledged to take a different path to end the ongoing war, saying recommendations of the national dialogue process will guide the future of the new nation.
“There is suffering, yes I know. Our people are strong hearted, you know that. But there are people who are using them as a tool for personal interest. This must be changed and I will take a different path to end the war and make our people return home,” said Kiir.
The South (...)

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S. Sudan ex-detainees propose Kiir and Machar exit strategy

October 31, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan's former political detainees have unveiled a road map for President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar if both leaders opted out of the political arena.
The group, in a 15 October 2017 roadmap, accused President Kiir and rebel leader Machar of holding the country hostage amid fears of being held accountable for the crimes their forces committed during the ongoing civil war.
“An exit strategy will comprise a package that offers (1) asylum for the (...)

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Right rights wants decree on S. Sudan’s new states reversed

October 14, 2017 (JUBA) - The Centre for Peace and Justice (CPJ), a South Sudanese human rights body, has urged President Salva Kiir to reverse his executive order creating 32 new states in South Sudan.
In October 2015, President Kiir dissolved the nation's 10 regional states and created 28 new ones, a move that was then interpreted as a violation of the peace deal signed in August 2015 to end the civil war in the young nation.
The South Sudanese leader also appointed 28 new state (...)

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S. Sudan’s Kiir says regrets war-caused suffering

September 24, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir says he regrets the suffering nearly four years of civil war has inflicted on the people.
"I am not happy. I am hurting inside. How can I be happy when I see my people suffering?" asked Kiir on Friday.
The South Sudanese leader, while appearing on the state-owned television (SSBC), did not, however, hint on how his administration intends to end the conflict, which has displaced millions of people.
Critics described Kiir's (...)

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South Sudan,
Salva Kiir Mayardit,
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Right body urges Kiir to allow ex-army chief bury daughter

September 15, 2017 (JUBA) – An official from the Centre for Peace and Justice (CPJ) has urged South Sudan President Salva Kiir not to prevent ex-army chief of staff, Paul Malong from burying his daughter in Northern Bahr el Ghazal state.
CPJ's coordinator, Tito Anthony said it was a difficult moment for Malong, whose daughter, Alakiir Malong, died in an inferno at Moi secondary school in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, last week.
"Gen. Malong should be given rights as a father and this is the (...)

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Salva Kiir Mayardit,
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South Sudan president says “imposed” peace never lasts

September 13, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir believes that an imposed peace will never last, said the newly appointed Islamic affairs aide, pointing to the challenges the transitional government and the various stakeholders are currently experiencing in the implementation of the 2015 peace agreement. The president made the remarks during the swearing-in ceremony of the country's presidential adviser on Islamic affairs, Sheikh Juma Ali who was recently appointed a (...)

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South Sudan,
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Salva Kiir Mayardit,
United States (US)

South Sudanese president grants rebel leader amnesty

September 4, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan president Salva Kiir has granted amnesty to Thomas Cirilo Swaka, a former military general who quit the Juba government in March to form a rebel movement.
The presidential adviser on military affairs, Daniel Awet Akot said it was now up to the Swaka to accept and respond to the pardon.
“Cirilo has been granted amnesty by the president and we hope he will respond. The issues he raised will be addressed through the national dialogue”, Akot said on (...)

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