South Sudan's Kiir Sacks Governor, Administrator in Mini Shuffle

President Salva Kiir has made a minor shuffle in the coalition government and dropped the Lakes State Governor and Reweng Administrative Area Chief Overseer. The sacked governor had been nominated by Kiir's party, the Sudan People Liberation Movement. Kirr did not give reasons for the changes, only citing presidential powers enshrined in the Constitution. However, the Lakes State has been experiencing killings related to gun violence. Among the recent incidents was the shooting of a Catholic priest two months ago, which the President condemned.

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Juba, the capital of South Sudan (file photo).

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