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S. Sudanese president appoints new ministers, lawmakers


March 16, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan President Salva Kiir has appointed a new minister for agriculture and that of labour and public service.

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South Sudanese president Salva Kiir (AFP)

This follows a vacuum created after resignations in recent months.
In a decree read on the state-owned SSBC, Kiir appointed Onyoti Adigo Nyikwec as the new agriculture minister, replacing Lam Akol.

Akol resigned from the coalition government in August last year and formed a rebel group, the National Democratic Movement (NDM).

President Kiir also appointed Gen. Gathoth Gatkuoth Hothnyang as the labour and public service minister to be deputized by David Yau Yau, who was removed from the deputy defense minister’s position.

Meanwhile, the president appointed Gen. Thoi Chany Reat as deputy minister for defense. Reat, a member of the armed opposition faction, is an ally of First Vice President Taban Deng Gai.

President Kiir also issued another decree removing former First Vice President Riek Machar and lawmakers loyal to the latter, from parliament.

A number of new MPs were also appointed by the South Sudanese leader.


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  • 17 March 2017 00:33, by nuer food lovers

    Aldo Ajou and Bona Malual Madut with their malong must be let to know the exit route

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    • 17 March 2017 12:46, by Midit Mitot

      Sacking and appointment are become useless words in this country.

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    • 17 March 2017 15:33, by Kat Cok

      Where are you to let them know the exit route? Negate will not succeed to achieve anything.

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    • 17 March 2017 15:33, by Kat Cok

      Where are you to let them know the exit route? Negate will not succeed to achieve anything.

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  • 17 March 2017 05:39, by Eastern

    Kiir is leading South Sudan by trial and error........What a shame!

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    • 17 March 2017 05:58, by Kuch

      Mr. Nuer food lovers and Mr.Eastern, give it a rest fellows. Get out of our country. President Salva Kiir is not going anywhere. You idiots are just bunch of our so-called cloned arabs of North Sudan who just want to stick their evil noses into our country and our people when we don’t want the criminals. You criminals have been jumping from JCE and Salva Kiir>>>

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      • 17 March 2017 06:04, by nuer food lovers

        Kuch,, by all means. Through hooks or crooks.. Kiir and JCE must exit the country top seat.. I can’t respond to ur abusive language, am not that low quo

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        • 17 March 2017 06:11, by Malakal county Simon

          Seems like Taban loyalist taken over Kiir loyalist.... David Yau Yau should worry about this cunning move of Taban and unwanted salva Kiir!!!!

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        • 17 March 2017 06:12, by Kuch

          Mr. Food Nuer lovers, in your own Ngundeng Biong’s dream chap. South Sudan is a Dinka/Jaang of the Sudan country, North Sudan is a Dinka/Jaang of the Sudan country. Fellows, be very very careful. We have bombed you idiots and we are going to bomb your damn evil cooperate America, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus and some of their criminals in between>>>

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      • 17 March 2017 06:06, by Kuch

        Remember Mr. Eastern, you even posted your rubbish a few a couple of weeks ago on this website that South Sudan is everybody else "door mat?" Good luck Mr. Eastern. First of all, find out where your Riek Machar is. We have killed the evil in Juba last year. Mr. Eastern>>>

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        • 17 March 2017 06:29, by Kuch

          So Mr. Eastern and Mr. Nuer food lovers, get your rubbish out of our country. We are going to bomb you fools out of our country with your damn UN, humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping business scams. We have don’t like the evil white Americans, the English people, their evil juus, their so-called cloned arabs of your North Sudan, Arabs, their evil juus and some of their criminals>>>

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          • 17 March 2017 13:52, by nuer food lovers

            Kuch, can you visit M7 tweets today? U are supporting a dead living man.. Am not a Nuer by the way, but I like their courageous and boldness when coming to time of nationalism, the problem with them is a lack of patience and endurance.

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        • 17 March 2017 07:08, by Eastern


          In addition to South Sudan under Kiir, being the door mat of every Tom, Dick and Harry, South Sudan has become the dust bin of its neighbours. In the face of the glaring famine, the Sudanese are already dumping the rotten dura and ades (lentils) to save your villagers in Northern Bahr el Ghazal, some of whom are already Eastern Darfur. The worst is yet to come!!!

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        • 17 March 2017 07:11, by Eastern

          You just let the genie out of the bottle last July; the rest as they say, is history....

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      • 17 March 2017 07:03, by Eastern

        Your cloned arabs are feeding you to save your butts from the fangs of famine. The cloned arabs you so much loath have some soft spot for you morons, unapprecaitve half humans!

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      • 17 March 2017 11:34, by Philosopherking

        Kiir will be in jail, in South Sudan Soon! he needs to be given opportunity to see what national building looks like from his prison cell! Destructive, good for nothing JCE slave!

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    • 17 March 2017 18:31, by South South


      Don’t be too stupid. Kiir would make all the decisions about South Sudan, I mean all decisions including that one will involve your life. You have to take it hard or shut up and stay away from South Sudan for the rest of your life. You get it????

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  • 17 March 2017 08:19, by Ran Col Jieeng

    They who suffer for other are blessed, talk your nonsense but you are defined the history of the struggle, so brag but no way you can fail get along with those you saying today, they are your enemies.

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  • 17 March 2017 09:14, by Good Foe

    I will be monitoring Mr. Onyoti closely. When he was in the parliament,he had the mouth.
    MPs appointed! An MP is supposed to be elected by the people i his constituency but in our country, hmnnnn.... Even the lizards knows.

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  • 17 March 2017 11:32, by Philosopherking

    You know you are in a dictatorship when the president elects not only members of parliament but also governors! Ridiculous, just redicolous! Kiir has gone bananas! He doesn’t understand what parliament is, he doesn’t understand the concept of nation building! This mad dog needs to return to his cattle camp, not state house!

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    • 17 March 2017 15:32, by Eastern

      Kiir has gone bananas indeed, I am only worried for the South Sudanese who see hope in Kiir...

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