South Sudan

Kiir fires Finance minister, swears in VP Taban

President Salva Kiir Mayardit chanting way forwards with General Taban Deng Gai

President Saliva Kiir with new appointed finance minister Taban Deng Gai

The Minister of Finance and Planning David Deng Athorbei has been fired in a Republican Decree No. 288/2016AD.

He has been replaced by Stephen Dhieu Dau as the the new Minister of Finance and Planning in Republican Decree No. 290/2016AD.

Stephen Dhieu was the Minister of Trade and Industry.

His replacement has not been appointed.

Kiir swears in Taban Deng

This morning, South Sudan first vice president Taban Deng Gai took oath at the J1 presidential palace.

President Kiir issued a Republican Decree No. 287/2016AD last evening relieving Riek Machar as the First Vice President.

Riek has been replaced by Taban Deng Gai who was appointed in Republican Decree No. 289/2016AD.

The decree stated that the appointment was based on the recommendation of SPLM-IO.

Riek had been given a 48 hour ultimatum after he fled Juba to unknown location following clashes between his forces and the SPLA.

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