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Tuesday 20th March 2018

South Sudan’s Kiir Changes Foreign Minister

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7Dnews London - Reuters

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 02:29 GMT

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir replaced on Monday, August 19th, his foreign minister, Nhial Deng Nhial, with his former gender minister Awut Den Acuil as part of a small change to his cabinet.

Deng was considered to be a close adviser to Kiir, and he has been serving as the foreign minister for two years. No information was released about his dismissal, reported Reuters.

"I can confirm it that the president has made some changes in the government this evening", Ateny Wek Ateny, the presidential spokesperson told Reuters.

Kiir appointed two other ministers for Wildlife, and Roads and Bridges. He also sacked the governors of Twic and Akobo, according to a statement read out on state radio.


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