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Salva Kiir and Ali Osman appointed deputies of Sudan’s President


May 28, 2010 (KHARTOUM) — Sudanese President Omer Hassan Al-Bashir has appointed Salva Kiir Maydrit and Ali Osman Taha respectively as First Vice President and Vice President of the republic, the official SUNA reported today.

Sudan's FVP Salva Kiir (R) and Sudan's VP Ali Osman Taha attend the 14th extra-ordinary summit of IGAD on the Sudan peace process in Nairobi, March 9, 2010 (Reuters)Elected with 68 percent of the votes, Bashir sworn-in for a new five-year term on Thursday in a ceremony attended by some African leaders. This is his first election in multi-party polls. In 2005, he continued to preside over the country in accordance with the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.

The two deputies will take oath before the President on Saturday.

Kiir appointment was expected as he is elected President of the Southern Sudan Government and in accordance with the interim constitution the president of the semi-autonomous region is the First Vice-President of the Sudan.

However there were many rumors and speculations about the fate of Mr. Taha who lost much of his influence in the country since the signing of the CPA which he had negotiated with the late John Garang, former leader of the SPLM.

Some reports said the Presidential Assistant, Nafie Ali Nafie, would be promoted as vice-president taking in account the influence he has in the management of the Sudanese affairs.

Nafie and some other leading figures in the ruing National Congress Party were opposed to the concessions Taha had made during the IGAD sponsored peace talks with the former rebel SPLM.

During the five-year interim period they were blamed for impeding the implementation of the peace agreement; particularly after the sudden death of John Garang in July 2005.

The marginalization of Taha also paved the way for another speculation related to the appointment of a Darfurian as second Vice-President replacing Taha.

Darfur rebels inspired by the CPA, since Abuja peace talks in 2005, demand to name a vice-president from their region.

The recent emergence of a former governor as leader of a new rebel group led to believe among the other rebel movements he would be appointed as vice-president. Rumors say the Libya supported rebel leader already negotiated the position with Khartoum.

Before the formation of national unity government in august 2005, Taha had been the First Vice-President, a position that he had occupied since 1998.

During the last five years Taha dedicated his time to the implementation of the CPA and worked with the SPLM leadership to resolve the different crisis the two partners encountered.

Yesterday SPLM leading figure Deng Alor said that Taha who handles the organization of the southern Sudan referendum on self determination, is expected to reside during the upcoming period in Juba.


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  • 29 May 2010 04:32, by Grader

    Mayardit is the Man of Men

    • 29 May 2010 04:43, by jack chuol

      What you mean? you have to explain it in detail. Man of men, it doesn’t made sence, or I don’t understand you boy.

      • 29 May 2010 16:38, by kuur Deng

        To Jack,

        The answer is so simple and clear. He can separate the south from redical isalamist regime.

    • 29 May 2010 05:04, by Acid

      Certainly, you are suggesting that he is gay when you said he is man of men! Or what do you mean by man of men?

      • 29 May 2010 05:51, by natureboy makuei k lual

        anyway man of men meant monjaing which is the controller for every things get now dumb boys.and if you are not done with that i get three wards for you. go to khartoum, be nyagat or kill yourself. leave alone Kiir mayar lual.

        • 29 May 2010 07:08, by Acid

          No disrespect though, but you are dumbest of all dummies; you even don’t know how spell muonyjang. It is muonyjang not monjaing dummy. For your information, Kiir Mayardit is public figure and he is there to be criticized if there are reasons to do so. Also, you need to educated your retarded mind that not all those who criticize your lord Kiir Mayardit are none dinkas nor do they fit anything to be termed as Nyagat as you falsely portray them neither.

          • 29 May 2010 07:32, by Dinka Boy


            Nuer also know how to spell Muonyjang.
            What did muonyjang mean if you repute it?

            • 29 May 2010 08:35, by Acid

              Dinka boy, calling yourself Dinka boy doesn’t make you Dinka in anyway or praising Kiir Mayardit unnecessarily will not make you Dinka either. In Dinka man is translated as muoc; I don’t know how that even fit in your argument. You and your like have outright spoil the good name of Dinka. It is quite heartbreaking to see Dinka’s name being meaninglessly and in a slapdash fashion. Please do your stupidity out of mighty Dinka’s innocent name.


          • 29 May 2010 09:12, by true Dinka

            i agree with u guys, Kiir is a president of southern sudan and for that reason he deserve to be criticized by anyone if u believe that he is wrong but u guys should remember onething that donn’t mation anythin like muonyjang or Dinka, because Kiir is individual.

            • 29 May 2010 10:44, by wang

              Keep up True Dinka, your are right, all humans beings are not prefects, so criticizing each other is what making us functioning. This so call Dinka Boy from Bor-Town was a confused kid and someone knew him very well told me last week. The boy was brought up by non single parent and that would be the reason why he always sound like homecare elderly people without respecting other opinions.

              • 29 May 2010 10:46, by wang

                Keep it up True Dinka, your are right, all humans beings are not prefects, so criticizing each other is what making us functioning. This so call Dinka Boy from Bor-Town was a confused kid and someone knew him very well told me last week. The boy was brought up by non single parent and that would be the reason why he always sound like homecare elderly people without respecting other opinions.

          • 29 May 2010 11:01, by mathem jech amer


            Leave Natureboy alone. He is non-Dinka that’s why he doesn’t know how to spell muonyjang. These are the people pretending to be from a particular tribe, critizing other tribes while they don’t belong to that tribe.

            What I mean by this is, some people pretend to be Nuers while others say they are Dinkas, but they might be from Acholi or Latuka, but they want to cause division amongst Dinka and Nuer tribes.

            Let such people go to hell.

            Jech Amer

  • 29 May 2010 05:20, by murlescrewed

    Osman Taha is a pragmatic man and will continue to work with SPLM to see that the referendum is carried out accordingly. It is still unclear whether he will enjoy total control over the NCP’s policy towards South though. Nafie has managed to act as the power behind Bashir because of his extensive ties with the security apparatus in Khartoum.

    • 29 May 2010 10:53, by Mike Mike

      Is your time to exercise all whatever you think you will do the people of Sudan but as people whom are under your administration you have no benefit for us. You supposed to leave us alone to face this serious critical condition which we are in now. CPA was actually negotiated by Taha with Dr John but since our late hero went in that way then this people start to violate all what have been agreed to be done to the people of the South. We are now remain with very little time and the dozens of the issues were not yet been resolve we do not know how are we going to be seperated from north since couple of the things were still unsolved. The international World community must have to stood up and try to give presure to that dominant party in order to solve all those issues before time. South Sudan is not capable to do all these issues with the regime in the North without support from those of western world.

  • 29 May 2010 11:02, by Akuma

    Although Al-Bashir please several living Sudanese, there is no where he will dodge International criminal court. So, the appointed leaders comprise of Southern Sudanese president Salva Kiir and Ali Osman Taha will work with the jurisdiction from the president. They should appointed who are not political motivators that can return the country in to war.

    Dr. Akuma,

  • 29 May 2010 14:51, by Manyang

    There is nothing good about being the first vice president of the country and your present at that capacity amount to nothing. Kiir Mayardit has delivered nothing at his capacity as a first president of the Sudan in previous years. He was there to noded his head to whatever his master had suggested.

    When Salva Kiir refused to contest against Al Bashir, I thought he would not again accept to be the first vice president given his weak leadership style. Who knows money matters to some weak hearted individual. He might had been lured by vice president and GOSS president salaries. History will judge every one without compromise.

    By Manyang

    • 29 May 2010 17:25, by the Voices of a losts

      I gree with you bro.Manyang.

  • 30 May 2010 07:04, by puokgolong @yahoo.com

    Having two vice presidents in Sudan is not only bogus but vague. Where in the whole wide world there are two vice presidents? Well, Al Bashir wants to diffuse tensions in the political system by trying to please the southern folks with the appointment of Mr. Kiir as a symbolic vice president. Supposedly, vice president duty is to assume the power of president in his or her absence or in case of accidental death. But where does Mr. Salva fit into this arrangement when Mohammed Taha is the only principal vice president?

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