'Family Dynasty' Has South Sudan Opposition Members Jumping Ship

More members of South Sudan's main opposition South Sudan National Congress Party, have defected to the ruling Sudan People's Liberation Movement of President Salva Kiir, with one former member accusing First Vice President Riek Machar of running the opposition like a family dynasty. The defections began after Machar appointed his wife Angelina Teny as defence minister in the transitional unity government.

South Sudan President Salva Kiir, right, shakes hands with opposition leader Riek Machar during a meeting at State House Entebbe, Uganda on November 7, 2019.

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