Barnaba Marial, Kiir's new yes man

South Sudan Presidential Affairs Minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin.
South Sudan Presidential Affairs Minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin. © Riccardo De Luca/Update Images Press/MaxPPP
The key presidential affairs ministerial portfolio has been given to Barnaba Marial Benjamin, one of President Salva Kiir's staunchest loyalists. He partly owes his plum post to a pair of powerful patrons, who may well call in the favour down the line. [...] (460 words)
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