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First vice president of the independent Republic of South Sudan

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Riek Machar: First vice president of the independent Republic of South Sudan
Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon is a politician who served as the inaugural Vice President of South Sudan from its independence in 2011 until his dismissal in 2013. In February 2020, Machar was resworn as vice president following a peace agreement with Salva Kiir, the current President of South Sudan. He also the head of the rebel faction known as SPLM-IO that was founded has been historically in opposition to Kiir. Between April and July 2016 Machar served as the First Vice President of South Sudan. He is the designated to be the First Vice President according to the new “revitalized” peace agreement signed in September 2018. Riek Machar will take up the post of First Vice President when the new unity government is formed, initially in February 2019, but later delayed until February 2020.

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Rebel leader in South Sudan sworn in as vice president of government meant to end war [Video]

Rebel leader in South Sudan sworn in as vice president of government meant to end war

Rebel leader Riek Machar became vice president in South Sudan as the country reeling from civil war tries to form a coalition for the third time.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published

South Sudan's rival leaders form coalition government [Video]

South Sudan's rival leaders form coalition government

Opposition leader Riek Machar was sworn in on Saturday as the deputy of President Salva Kiir.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:35Published
S Sudan president, rebel leader agrees to form unity government [Video]

S Sudan president, rebel leader agrees to form unity government

Rebel chief Riek Machar says he will form a government with President Salva Kiir after years of fighting.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:11Published

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