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President Kiir appoint Machar FVP ahead of South Sudan new cabinet


February 21, 2020 (JUBA) - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Friday appointed the SPLM-IO leader Riek Machar as the First Vice-President in a first step towards the formation of the transitional unity government on Saturday.

South opposition leader Riek Machar (L) greets President Salva Kiir in Juba on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 (PPU)

As announced on Thursday, ¨President Kiir on Friday evening issued a presidential decree appointing Machar as First Vice President to second hi in the implementation of the political and constitutional agreed in the revitalized peace agreement.

In a separate decree, he appointed Madam Rebecca Nyandeng De Mabior as a vice-president. She is the first woman in to occupy this high constitutional position in the history of South Sudan.

Also, are appointed as vice-presidents, James Wani Igga and Taban Deng Gai. Before to reappoint them Kiir relieved both from their previous position.

In the same vein, he reappointed his Security Affairs Adviser Tut Kew Gatluak and the Presidential Affairs Minister Mayiik Ayii Deng.

President Kiir still has to appoint a vice-president to be nominated by the South Sudan Opposition Alliance which failed until Friday to agree on one of its leaders.

The revitalized government which is be appointed Saturday 22 February.
The new transitional government will include the SPLM-IG of President Kiir, the former SPLM/A-IO led Gen. Taban Deng Gai; and the Other Political Parties in Government. They will be joint by the SPLM/A-IO, the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA), the Former Detainees (FDs); and the Other Political Parties outside the government.

Besides implementing its mandate as agreed in the revitalized peace pact, the new government has to negotiate a peace agreement with the holdout groups of SSOMA who started negotiations mediated by the Sant’Egidio community.


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  • 22 February 2020 06:14, by South South

    Riek Machar is in. This is the end of rebellion in South Sudan, peace.

    • 22 February 2020 09:03, by Midit Mitot

      Congratulation South Sudanese!

      • 22 February 2020 09:49, by The Rhino

        South South,

        Street dog!Listen,there will never be peace in South Sudan if root causes of conflict are not well addressed.To hell with all those appointees,..Nyandeng,Deng,Gatriak or Wani’s.Those decrees serve only Kiir’s thirst for power and the continuation of the status quo.True warriors/revolutionaries will never accept those nonsense!We must remember that the same motherfuckers started......

        • 22 February 2020 10:01, by The Rhino

          South South,

          ..the senseless war,killed millions and displaced many more.They are squarely responsible for the destruction of our social fabric in S.Sudan,so fuck them all!We want a total change of power!..young,dynamic,uncorrupt,tribalfree,intelligent and visionary South Sudanese to takeover the country.Why would a person with a sound mind still tolerate those same savages to lead the country?..

          • 22 February 2020 10:03, by The Rhino

            South South,

            ..NO!All of them OUT!They must either face the ICC or the HYBRID COURT to be punished, full stop!

        • 22 February 2020 10:10, by South South

          The Rhino,

          You are just jovial and gaudy. Peace is real in South Sudan. You can jump up and down as you want, but our country is moving on with you or without you. Get it straight from me. Any Kurkoo who will try to play around this time with be crushed immediately, remember that very well.

          • 22 February 2020 10:52, by The Rhino

            South South,

            Jienge coward!Few weeks ago as tensions were building up,you barely ran out of the country,afraid like a damned chicken,shit,why don’t you first go and face Mesiriya Arabs in Abyei who are now cruising across your villages,grilling and terrorizing your starving relatives, then maybe come and face us ya MTN huh.Our GUNs remain!We will guarantee that you worthless savages suffer and...

            • 22 February 2020 10:54, by The Rhino

              South South,

              ..go through hell.We are here to stay..Equatoria for Equatorians,full stop!!!

              • 22 February 2020 11:00, by South South

                The Rhino,

                Just keep running your nose around, but nothing will change until you come and ask for forgiveness which I think should not be given to Kurkoo like you. I have given the best part of life to my country and I will never run away like you. Kurkoo!!!!!

                • 22 February 2020 11:38, by The Rhino

                  South South,

                  Fuck your forgiveness!You Dinka rapists,murderers,land grabbers and savages are the ones to beg for forgiveness and fuck off out of other people’s ancestral lands, territories and areas.Shit,you will never have peace as long as you filthy bugs still squat in our territories,NO WAY!Make no mistake, you are sitting on a powder-cake, full stop!!!

                  • 22 February 2020 12:21, by South South

                    The Rhino,

                    I am so happy with peace in South Sudan. I don’t give damn care to a little people like you. You can monkey it up as you want.

                    • 22 February 2020 17:16, by jubaone

                      South South
                      Jiengelands have had "feace" since 2005, so what? Like irate giant gorillas out to killing themselves. Jiengelands have nothing to showcase as all youth, educated, elderly have fled to Equatoria to hide their shitholes. Only when peace comes to Equatoria and all intelligent and hardworking Equatorians come back to develop SS, it will remain like a "luak".

                • 22 February 2020 22:27, by jubaone

                  South South
                  Kurkoo gorilla cries won’t help you. Abyei is jellaba land and you jienges choose to either be their slaves or marry your sisters to them and just shut up. Don’t count on Riek or Nuers to help you liberate Abyei. You cowardly Jienges can only run 🏃 away to Equatoria or Uganda. This is easier ya kaffir.

              • 22 February 2020 12:47, by james john luka

                The Rhino.
                You are a really animal, a mad dog too. People are celebrating peace and there you are talking shit. Go and hangyourself Lupiad!!!

                • 22 February 2020 17:25, by jubaone

                  James John Luka
                  Other progressive countries have only one VP, but SS is so dull that it needs whole 5 VPs to just get something done. OMG. One wonders why even SS needs educated people or schools when idiots and bush generals are trying to do something. These criminals are killing SS to allow Habesha, Chinese and Ugandans to settle in SS.

              • 22 February 2020 13:04, by jubaone

                Great. The 32 states is history and still nothing will change in jiengelands except anarchy, chaos and hunger. For me, jellaba or Chinese should come and take over their lands, after all most have fled to Juba, Uganda, Kenya as food refugees seeking free nyamnyam. Soon we will have all PoCs in Juba closed down and UNMISS scaled down. Jienges and Nuers must go back home.

              • 22 February 2020 17:32, by jubaone

                This kiirminal is asking Equatorians to forgive and reconcile. He can stuff this into his jienge shithole. No forgiveness and no reconciliation whatsoever. Jienges and Nuers can kill themselves after all their lives really don’t matter to us. VP and all nyagateen have been in office, yet their fellow Nuers are in PoCs like slaves.

          • 22 February 2020 12:56, by jubaone

            South South
            Jienge kaffir, this is only silence of guns without any fundamental reforms. Nuers in Juba PoCs didn’t rush to the streets in jubilation and I guess nothing happened even in Nuerlands. Gai has been FVP since 2016, it hasnt improved the lives of nyagateen or Nuers. Most are still terrified like chicken 🍗 behind PoC gates.

            • 22 February 2020 14:08, by South South


              Kurkoo!!!!!Tenacious person like you have no room in our country. By the way, you are very behind the news. We have 10 states+ 3 big administrations. It’s look like 32 states to me, Kurkoo!!!!!!

            • 22 February 2020 14:19, by james john luka


              You are a delusional ape, who embrace himself with a wild dream that is not shared by equarorian. Which equaroeia for equatorian? are you really an equatorian or just a son of common whore? Remember NAS is just a bunch of Bastard being led by a looter who run away with millions of dollars from defend coffer. It is not an equarorian movement.

            • 22 February 2020 17:16, by The Rhino


              Exactly!We want all PoC sites in Equatoria shut down and anything moving on two feet completely removed out of those areas!Similarly,all Dinka drifters, savages still squatting in Nimule,Torit,Pageri,etc must totally be uprooted from there.They must vacate those territories/farms/lands and return to their Dinka regions in Jonglei,Warrap or Bahr Al Gazal,respectively!We have millions.....

              • 22 February 2020 17:19, by The Rhino


                ..of our own refugees coming back home to reclaim their ancestral lands.Foolish jienges and nyagats started the senseless war.We are sick and tired of their shit!All of them must leave NOW!

    • 22 February 2020 19:51, by Amazing

      May be, i believe kiir made a right choice, to accept peace. and congratulation to Dr. riek Machar for accepting being the First Vice president.

  • 22 February 2020 06:15, by Mayendit

    Mr,president Salva Kiir Mayardit nobody care about your appointment for Riek Machar Teny and others traitors. To be honest with you president, the vast majority of South Sudanese people are talking down against you and your designated VP Riek Machar. Our Dinka communities are very much finding something else because we have been trying so hard to supported you but you are still confusing people so

  • 22 February 2020 06:29, by Mayendit

    I strongly disagree with you brother. Maybe you don’t know the Nuers culture, these people have been brainwashed long time ago even if put general Taban Deng Gai as a president, Riek Machar as a VP, Changson a second VP, James Koang Chuol as a Chief of staff and Simon Gatwech as a Minister of Defense still they will cause a troubled in South Sudan. Theirs parents haven’t taught them o

  • 22 February 2020 06:44, by Mayendit

    South _South
    Theirs parents haven’t taught them on how they will respect others people. I am living too close to them and I have known for years basically, being the killer is important and make the person well known in the society.
    You can see their culture of violence and rebellious have been going since 1972. When the peace agreement was signed in Addiss Ababa in 1972, Samuel Gai Tut and Abda

    • 22 February 2020 08:00, by South South


      I totally respect and understand your frustration with Kiir, but Kiir is not fighting this war because of him. He has been targeted because he is a Dinka. Kiir needs to be very smart to deal with this situation and I think is playing very well in every corner of politic. There are outsiders who have huge interests in South Sudan, Kiir have to play with them too.

      • 22 February 2020 10:08, by The Rhino

        South South,

        Keep your nonsense for yourself.Nobody is killing Dinka b’cos they are Dinka,instate Dinka are killing non-Dinka b’cos they are not Dinka,understood,good!Now,shut up!

  • 22 February 2020 07:27, by lino

    Look how Nuer became very smart in politics!!! They sent 2 Nuers to VP’s and same party SPLM - IO, and also, we will have 4 VP’s from greater Upper Nile if Dr. Lam Akol get pick!!!
    To be honest, the last VP should go to opposition from Wau or Jur-Chol/ Lou Group!!!

    • 22 February 2020 07:46, by Malakal county Simon

      Congratulations to people’s of South Sudan, peace sweeter then senseless war.... Mayernty/slave I can see the depression in you already please go and hang yourself as their are many trees in South Sudan....

  • 22 February 2020 11:57, by Games

    I wouldn’t say much for now, but congratulations to South Sudanese...

    • 22 February 2020 12:23, by South South


      Iam not sure you can make full sentence with your mental issues, anyway, peace.

  • 22 February 2020 12:02, by Games

    Hang yourself if you are not satisfied with the new government structured

  • 23 February 2020 02:33, by Dinka-Defender-General

    Congratulation to the people of South Sudan. I know this is a legitimate peace. Therefore, all other rebel groups must come back to Juba within 90 days from February 23, 2020, or face the consequences and prison time or both. We, the people of South Sudan do not want your dirt game on the country. Also, we do not have any time to beg or wait for you at this time. We need to build the country.

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