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S. Sudan assigns cabinet minister as acting foreign minister


April 24, 2018 (JUBA)- South Sudan has assigned the cabinet affairs minister as the acting foreign affairs and international cooperation minister, sparking questions over the fate of Deng Alor Kuol.

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S. Sudan cabinet affairs minister Martin Elia Lomoro (Photo KT Press)

The government, in a 23 April 2018 letter, informed the regional bloc (IGAD), African Union, European Union, United Nations organs and other international bodies of the new assignment given to cabinet affairs minister, Martin Elia Lomuro as the acting foreign affairs and international cooperation minister.

“The Embassy of the Republic of South Sudan, Permanent Mission to the African Union, IGAD and the UNECA in Addis Ababa presents its compliments to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the Commission for Africa, IGAD Secretariat and all Diplomatic and Consular Missions accredited to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, and has the honor to inform that Hon. Dr. Martin Elia Lomuro, is now the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation of the Republic of South Sudan. All letters should be addressed in that order”, partly reads the letter.

There have been calls from the President Salva Kiir and some members of this cabinet Kuol to resign from the foreign ministry.

Kuol has been a subject of discourse among the government supporters and hardliners as he tries to continue maintain ties with the former political detainees, who remained in exile and continued to mobilize the international community to support their proposal for a regime change that will exclude Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar Teny in future coalition regimes and subsequent governments.

The foreign affairs minister did not to return to the capital, Juba at the end of the second round of the revitalization peace process in February, saying only his group of the country’s former political detainees are mandated to remove him.


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  • 25 April 2018 06:48, by South South

    This is a very good move Mr. President. Deng Alor thinks he is the smartest person in the world to refuse to resign and refuses to come back to Juba to do his job. He thought that you would not find the best way to deal with him, that why he is saying " no one can removed me, only my group of G-10), now is he out, let’s see what G-10 will do. Country is bigger than traitors, let’s move on.

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    • 25 April 2018 07:46, by Resolution

      The only job for president Kiir is to fired and appoints period.

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      • 26 April 2018 09:21, by young activist

        You really talk big Mr south Sudan,
        Deng Alor act as he is not managing his family, this country can be save by all of us,when you run-out of the ideas to save the nation, others will come. we are now on the line to for this nation

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      • 26 April 2018 09:28, by young activist

        there are some condition that we can critise our president but the move Deng Alor did is the criminal act, how can you be absent from your duty station from more then what is defined by the law. Kiir did not fire him but Alor is absent and we can not wait him, let him come and he will resume his duties with the query letter statement.

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    • 25 April 2018 07:49, by dinkdong

      What about the idea of sharing the gov’t? It won’t work, is it? What a dirty dictator Salva Kiir is?!

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    • 25 April 2018 10:32, by jubaone

      South South,
      Shut up jienge scumbag. The Kiirminal is irresponsible, follows no rules and acts as if he were running a rebel movement. NO. "Ahmed" Deng Alor came in through an agreement accepted by the concerned parties. Logically, it is his party to nominate and elect a replacement and NOT the Kiirminal. That is following rules, ya lawless jienge.

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  • 25 April 2018 08:45, by Ram Mi Ran

    Salva Kiir is always creating laughing news everyday. How come that he can removed somebody appointed by his group in according to peace agreement. The only solution to this regime is to be change forceful for peace to come to South Sudan. If not South Sudan will not be peacefully again as long as this big hat, uneducated, uncivilized, tribalism, killer man is still the legitimate president.

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  • 25 April 2018 11:38, by Lenin Bull

    Dr.Martin Elia is a great South Sudanese statesman. His appointment as acting Minister for Foreign Affairs is a good move. Deng Alor and his group of foxes aka former detainees, or G what?(no longer G10 anyway). These are thugs. They are just foxy individuals that fish through muddy water/confusion. We call this in strategy(Strategy of fog and friction).

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  • 25 April 2018 14:01, by wau nar

    If you people are not out of your mine hw can you leave that big position as vaccant there are alot of work to be done in that position which canot wait for someone who is not willing to work if the cat is away the rat can play.

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  • 26 April 2018 01:14, by lino

    Hahahaaaaaaaa!!! Konyo Konyo Government on the making!!! Now it is Taban vs Kiir ’s Government... The August, 2015 is gone with the wind!!!
    Let us see Martin Elia, Graduate of ZAGAZIIG University of Egypt to show us his skills?!!!

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