South Sudan
Kiir and Machar's battle for control of army behind defence minister sacking

South Sudan's vice president Riek Machar flanked by President Salva Kiir at the State House in Juba, South Sudan, on 20 February 2020.
South Sudan's vice president Riek Machar flanked by President Salva Kiir at the State House in Juba, South Sudan, on 20 February 2020. © Jok Solomun/Reuters
Defence minister and opposition figure Angelina Teny was sacked in early March by South Sudanese President Salva Kiir, who is seeking to regain control over the army. The move sparked an outcry. [...]
Published on 20.03.2023 at 04:40 GMT Reading time 2 minutes

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