juba - The president of South Sudan Salva Kiir has his rival Riek Machar, in late April, took over as vice president, replaced by decree by Gen. Taban Deng Gai. This measure puts a bomb under the peace agreement last year was signed by the warring parties with ease.
Kiir made his decision on Monday by the national TV station. It would be the youngest country in Africa became independent five years ago, can bring on the brink of another war. Recently broke including in the capital Juba already fierce battles between rival forces. Purpose helicopters, tanks and heavy weapons were used. Numerous residents and aid workers fled.
Also Machar, leader of the Nuer who are a minority of the population, Juba left him faithful soldiers. He said only to come back as an international organization has formed a buffer between its units and that of Kiir, the leader of the dominant Dinka tribe.
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Kiir asked him last week ultimatum. Machar was given 48 hours to take the time to contact and return to Juba to save the peace. Otherwise he would be ousted as first vice president. That threat was found Monday not charge.
Deng Gai, former mining minister, was at the peace talks, the chief negotiator on behalf of the party Machar. Last week, he came to establish with his leader by hiding behind the ultimatum Kiir.