Tag: Salva Kiir

Cautious optimism over South Sudan’s transitional gov’t agreement

Yesterday, officials confirmed that the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, and opposition leader Riek Machar have agreed to form a transitional government by the 12th of November. The country plunged into an internal conflict that left hundreds of thousands dead and even more displaced, back in 2013 after Kiir removed Machar as Vice President, now the agreement between the two leaders is generally being met with optimism. On what this new government could mean for the country's economy, Business Analyst, Akol Dok joins CNBC Africa for more.

Why South Sudan’s proposed bill to extend President Kiir’s term undermines peace talks

JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan’s government proposed a bill to extend President Salva Kiir’s term for three years, undermining peace talks with opposition forces who condemned the move as illegal. The bill seeks...

South Sudan president fires finance minister and blacklisted general

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has fired his finance minister and a senior military official on a U.N. blacklist, a presidential decree said. The decree, read on state radio late on Monday, gave...