SOUTH SUDAN Issue dated 20/08/2021

Machar's political capital up in flames as SPLMI-IO splits in two

South Sudan vice president Riek Machar, leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement In Opposition.
South Sudan vice president Riek Machar, leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement In Opposition. © STRINGER/EPA/Newscom/MaxPPP
President Salva Kiir's toughest rival, South Sudan's first vice-president, has been fiercely challenged by both the military and political branches of his own party and is now but a shadow of his former self. [...] (651 words)
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