Battle over appointment of Johnson Olony as Upper Nile governor jeopardizes peace agreement

Upper Nile - Where the two Sudans and Ethiopia meet.
Upper Nile - Where the two Sudans and Ethiopia meet. © Africa Intelligence/Indigo Publications 2020
Vice president Riek Machar is insisting on having army commander Johnson Olony as head of the oil-producing state of Upper Nile. South Sudanese president Salva Kiir has refused to approve the appointment, however, even though, in so doing, he risks endangering the country's fragile transition process. [...] (507 words)
Issue dated 09/12/2020 Reading time 3 minutes
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