The Chairman of the SPLM/A-IO, Mr Riek Machar
, has some questions to answer why members of his Movement are the organizers of the Facebook Red Card Movement.
By ISAAC OTIDI AMUKE Under a fortnight ago, world media was abuzz with captivating images of Pope Francis down on his knees and kissing the feet of four South Sudanese leaders, namely President Salva Kiir Mayardit, Vice President Taban Deng Gai, former Vice President Riek Machar
Teny Dhurgon, and former Cabinet Minister Mama Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior, widow of the late Dr John Garang de Mabior, the long-time larger-than-life leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement (SPLA/M).
South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar
returned to the capital Juba on Wednesday to seal a peace deal more than two years after he fled the country following the collapse of an earlier accord.
South Sudan's former vice president Riek Machar
will be reinstated in his position as part of a peace deal to end a near five-year-old war that has devastated Africa's youngest nation, the presidency said on Sunday.
"It has been agreed that there will be four vice presidents: the current two vice presidents, plus Riek Machar
(who) will assume the position of first vice president, and then the fourth position will be allocated to a woman from the opposition," Al-Dierdiry Ahmed said, following the meeting in Kampala aimed at ending more than four years of civil war in South Sudan.
Born in 1953, Machar
is a South Sudan politician who served as the 1st VP of RSS from its independence in 2011 until he was ousted in December 2013.
Following Riek Machar
's reported reappearance in Khartoum, the South Sudanese government has started laying down conditions for the eventual return home of the former vice president and rebel leader.
L'ancien vice-president sud-soudanais, Riek Machar
, chasse de la capitale en juillet par de violents combats, a recemment quitte le Soudan du Sud, selon des sources concordantes.
JUBA/NEW YORK, Dhu-AlQa'dah 15, 1437, Aug 18, 2016, SPA -- South Sudan's opposition leader, Riek Machar
, is in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations said on Thursday, several weeks after he withdrew from the capital, Juba, during fierce fighting with government troops, Reuters reported.
TEHRAN (FNA)- South Sudan's former rebel leader and ex-vice president Riek Machar
left the country following violent clashes last month and is now in a "safe" country in the region, his aides said.
KHARTOUM, July 24 (KUNA) -- The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) overseeing implementation of peace accord rejected on Sunday the decision of opposition leaders to overthrow first vice president Riek Machar
and appoint Taban Deng Gai.
17, 2015 "peace accord" between RSS President Salva Kiir and arch-rival Riek Machar
is more likely to be a "mere temporary arrangement than a constitutionally guaranteed pact", says a powerful chieftain of the huge and ruling Dinka Tribe - one of Africa's largest confederations of tribal groups.