South Sudan President Salva Kiir has fired the deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
According to Naitonal Courier, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Cirino Hiteng has been fired through a decree.
His replacement has not been named and no reasons were given for firing him.
Professor Cirino Hiteng Ofuho was the Deputy Minister of Southern Sudan’s Ministry for Regional Cooperation.
He has been a member of the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement (SPLM) negotiation team during the last four years of the IGAD peace process.
He has been the Minister for the Office of the President, Minister of Culture, and since July 2011 the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports in SPLM party.