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South Sudan president appoints crisis management committee


January 10, 2014 (RUMBEK) - South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir issued a decree on Thursday re-structuring his 27-member Crisis Management Committee (CMC), which is tasked with assessing the political, social, economic, security and diplomatic of conlfict which began on December 15.

Kiir’s government accuses the former Vice President Riek Machar of staging an attempted coup. Machar denies but is now leading a rebellion, which has spread to Unity and Jonglei state.

Machar and the rest of the cabinet was sacked by Kiir in July. Many leaders of the ruling SPLM have accused Kiir of using the current crisis to try and silence his increasingly vocal critics.

President Kiir has appointed Machar’s replacement James Wani Igga as the Chairman of the committee with the national parliament’s former deputy speaker Daniel Awet Akot.

The decree also appointed Kiir’s presidential advisor for legal affairs Telar Ring Deng as well as the chairman of SPLM youth league Akol Paul Kordit.

The group will provide daily updates to the SPLM leadership.

The committee is tasked with provide strategies for mitigating the consequences of the conflict and formulate an awareness raising strategy, targeting the population, region and international community about the government’s version of events.

Below is the full list of the committee members:

  1. James Wani Igga, South Sudan Vice President, Chairman of CMC
  2. Daniel Awet Akot, Deputy Chairman of CMC
  3. Telar Ring Deng, Presidential Advisor on Legal Affair
  4. Tut Gatluak eniem, Advisor, Office of the President
  5. Dr. Martin Elia Lomuro, Minister of Cabinet Affairs
  6. Kuol Manyang Juuk, minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs
  7. Paulino Wanawilla Onango, minister of Justice
  8. Barnaba Marial Benjamin, minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
  9. Awan Guol Riak, minister, Office of the President
  10. Obuto Mamur Mete, minister in the Office of the President for National Security Services
  11. Aleu Ayieny Aleu, minist of Interior and Wildlife Conservation
  12. Aggrey Tisa Sabuni, minister of Finance Commerce, Industry and Economic Planning
  13. Dr. Riek Gai Kok, minister of Health
  14. Michael Makuei Lueth, minister of Information and Broadcasting
  15. Awut Deng Acuil, minister of Gender, Child, Social Welfare and Humanitarian Affairs
  16. Stephen Dhieu Dau, minister of Petroleum and mining
  17. Prof. Samson Wassara, Lecturer, Juba University
  18. Maj-Gen Thomas Duoth Guet, Director General, General Intelligence Bureau
  19. Maj-Gen Akol Koor Kuc, Director General, Internal Security Bureau
  20. Dr. Lual Acuek Lual, member of NLA
  21. Prof. Lokulenge Lole, member of the SPLM Liberation Council
  22. Stephen Wondu, Auditor General, RSS
  23. Tulio Odong, Government Chief Whip NLA
  24. Martin Majut Yak, SPLM secretariat
  25. James Kok Ruea
  26. Machok Majong Jong
  27. Akol Paul Kordit


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  • 11 January 2014 05:42, by omoni jr.

    This is nonsense, mr.black insect, you will never and never enjoy this peace in this jungle. U.S is now preparing for your sanction and your Dinka government will rot sooner than later.

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    • 11 January 2014 06:53, by Hardlinner

      you guys are now left to cry endlessly. you Dr of destruction will never rule south sudan. there are better nuer that can rule south sudan not riek. he is just looter as seen in bor, bentiu, malakal and oild field. Riek is murderous thief and only deserve to rule in hell.

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    • 11 January 2014 09:58, by DENG GAI GATLUAK

      Acta exteriora iudicant interiora secreta and Absoluta sententia expositore non indiget (GOSS)formation of the Committee.

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  • 11 January 2014 07:01, by Marco Bul

    Kim Deng Ngøth
    Where are your allies?? Stop repeating nonsense,day in,day out.You keep on dwelling on ready notes prepared by tribalists.Nuer days are numbered.This will be your last rebellion amongst others.You have been giving this nation headache.Primitive!!

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