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Salva Kiir Mayardit
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Salva Kiir Mayardit

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Salva Kiir Mayardit (born 1951) is the President of The Republic of South Sudan.


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Created: 5th May 2008
Modified: 12th Jul 2011
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President of The Republic of South Sudan

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In the 1960, Kiir had joined the southern rebels in the First Sudanese Civil War. By the time of the peace deal of 1972, he had become an officer in the rebel forces and found a position in the regular army. When John Garang joined an army mutiny that he had been sent to quell in 1983 in Bor, Kiir joined with Garang to found the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM), and rose to head its military wing, the SPLA.


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Salva Kiir Mayardit
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Interests: Politique, Economie
Place of Origin: Sudan

Salva Kiir Mayardit has resolved not to stand for the 2010 presidency.

A founding member of the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), he was chosen by the SPLA leadership to continue the peace process that formally ended the Second Sudanese Civil War in January 2005. Like Garang, he is of the Dinka tribe, which is the most numerous in the south, but is from a different clan.

Kiir was involved in the early stages of negotiating the peace treaty that ended the civil war and is well-known to northern politicians. His selection by the SPLM leadership to succeed Garang was seen by analysts as a clear signal that they intended to keep the peace process on course, despite Garang's unexpected death. Kiir is speculated to be more in favour of South Sudanese independence, as opposed to autonomy within a federal Sudan, than was Garang. Because of his support for Southern independence he enjoys massive support from the population of Southern Sudan. He was sworn in as a Vice President of the Government of Sudan on 11 August 2005. (source wikipedia)

On July 9, 2011 The Republic of South Sudan was officially recognized as the world's 194th independent country and Salva Kiir Mayardit was sworn in as the country's first president.


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Salva Kiir Mayardit (born 1951) is the President of The Republic of South Sudan.

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Author: foryohjonathan0000
Mon Aug 9 14:03:32 2010

AFRICA UNITE !!! NO MORE SEPARATE INDIVIDUAL STATES. A DECISION AND IDEA LIKE THAT IS TEARING US "AFRICA AND AFRICANS" APART FROM ACHIEVING OUR GOALS AND UNITY. IT IS TIME FOR AFRICA UNITY IN ABSOLUTE BONDAGE. ALSO, IT'S TIME FOR REALITY TO SET IN PLACE AGAINST THESE INVADERDOMES WHOSE INTERESTS IS TO KEEP DIVIDE AND DESTROY AFRICA ON AGENDAS THAT THEY THEMSELVES CAN'T FOLLOW OR INTRODUCE INTO THEIR COUNTRY. THAT BRINGS MY ATTENTION TO ONE THING; WERE IS "AFRICANS AND AFRICA" SOVEREIGNTY AS PATRIOT OF ONE ?? WHERE IS IT???

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