S/Sudan President sacks foreign minister
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S/Sudan President sacks foreign minister

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir, on Wednesday night, sacked Foreign Minister Mayiik Ayii Deng, barely a week after he dismissed two other ministers.

In a presidential decree broadcast on the state-owned television, the South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation, Kiir did not give the reason for the sacking.

Ayii is the President’s close ally and had previously served as a minister in the presidency.

The president, who last week sacked Defense Minister, Angelina Teny, and Interior Minister, Mahmoud Solomon, without giving reasons.

He appointed Ayii’s deputy, Deng Dau Deng, as acting Foreign Affairs Minister.

Both President Kiir and Vice-President Machar and other political leaders signed a peace agreement in 2018 that ended five years of civil war.

The two leaders and other parties revitalised a peace agreement signed in August 2022 to extend the transitional period.

The transitional period is due to expire in December 2023.

It will now elapse in 2025 when the parties are to hold elections in February 2024. (Xinhua)



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