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.
East African, 30 April 2016
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Sudan Tribune, 9 August 2013
We, the undersigned South Sudanese who live in the United States, are against the decision that has been made by President Salva Kiir Mayardit to remove Dr. Riek Machar Teny and… Read more »
Sudan Tribune, 11 July 2014
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Sudan Tribune, 7 July 2012
Leaders of the South Sudan National Congress Party (SS-NCP) from the ten states of South Sudan have on Saturday declared their resignation from the party and announced their… Read more »
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