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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 serves as the first Vice President of South Sudan.

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Starvation used as weapon of war in South Sudan conflict, UN rights body finds

starvation used as weapon of war in south sudan conflict, un rights body finds
Human Rights Starvation is being intentionally used as a war tactic in South Sudan’s brutal conflict, a UN-backed human rights panel said on Tuesday, releasing its latest report on the country. South..
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South Sudan vice president, wife test positive for coronavirus

South Sudan's Vice President Riek Machar and his wife Angelina Teny, who serves as defence minister, have tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said on Monday.
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South Sudan's Kiir, Machar differ over states, jeopardising unity government

South Sudan's fragile government and the peace agreement that formed it are in jeopardy after the country's president and vice president disagreed on how to share out regional states between them.
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South Sudan’s rivals form unity government meant to end war

south sudan’s rivals form unity government meant to end war
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan opened a new chapter in its fragile emergence from civil war Saturday as rival leaders formed a coalition government that many observers prayed would last this..
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Now to end 'long suffering': South Sudan's former rebel leader sworn in as first vice president

Former rebel leader Riek Machar was sworn in as South Sudan's first vice president on Saturday after he agreed to form a unity government with his long-time rival President Salva Kiir, a move that..
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South Sudan rivals Salvaa Kiir and Riek Machar strike unity deal

The deal is intended to end six years of conflict which has killed some 400,000 people.
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South Sudan set to swear in former rebel leader as first vice president

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir is due to swear in former rebel leader Riek Machar as his first vice president on Saturday after the two men agreed to form a unity government, a move that could..
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South Sudan rebel leader to be appointed vice president

south sudan rebel leader to be appointed vice president
South Sudan President Salva Kiir will on Friday formally appoint rebel leader Riek Machar as vice president, ahead of a swearing-in ceremony on Saturday, the information minister says. Kiir had..
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South Sudan's president, opposition leader agree to form unity government

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and ex-vice president and opposition leader Riek Machar agreed Thursday to form a unity government on Saturday, a long-delayed step towards ending six years of war...
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South Sudan to form unity government by Saturday deadline

south sudan to form unity government by saturday deadline
South Sudan's former rebel leader Riek Machar said he has agreed to form a unity government with President Salva Kiir by Saturday's deadline, following talks at state house on Thursday. ......
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South Sudan rebels reject president’s peace compromise

south sudan rebels reject president’s peace compromise
JUBA: South Sudan rebels rejected on Sunday a peace offer by President Salva Kiir to return to a system of 10 states, paving the way for a unity government. The rejection by rebel chief Riek Machar..
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South Sudan peace talks: Machar and Kiir in deadlock over states

Riek Machar is not satisfied by President Salva Kiir's offer to reduce the number of states.
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South Sudan's Kiir and Machar say they will form government

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and former rebel leader Riek Machar have agreed to form a transitional unity government even if they fail to resolve all their differences before a new deadline, the..
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South Sudan's Kiir says unity government will be formed

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir said he had reached a deal with former rebel leader Riek Machar on Tuesday to form a transitional unity government even if they fail to resolve all their differences..
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South Sudan's opposition leader warns of return to civil war

south sudan's opposition leader warns of return to civil war
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) - South Sudan's opposition leader Riek Machar warned Sunday that the country could return to civil war if a coalition government is formed by a Nov. 12 deadline and he asked for..
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South Sudan parties agree to form interim government by November 12

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have agreed to form a transitional government by the middle of November, the country's information minister said on Wednesday.
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South Sudan's Machar to meet president, discuss stalled peace deal

south sudan's machar to meet president, discuss stalled peace deal
JUBA (Reuters) - Former South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar is due to make a rare visit to the capital Juba on Monday and meet President Salva Kiir, officials said on Monday, raising hopes for..
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In South Sudan, daring to hope for peace

After five years of brutal civil war in South Sudan, a peace deal signed last year by President Salva Kiir and his opponent Riek Machar is providing hope at last. Our reporters went to Bentiu, one of..
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