South Sudan president sacks foreign minister, Khamisa

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South Sudan’ President Salva Kiir has fired his foreign minister Beatrice Khamisa Wani, replacing her with Mayiik Ayii Deng who once served as minister for presidential affairs.

Khamisa, who was appointed last year when the transitional government was formed, was relieved of her duties a presidential decree Thursday evening aired on broadcaster South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC).

No reasons were given for the sacking of the foreign minister.

South Sudanese including the Sudan People’ Liberation Movement/Army--opposition (SPLM/A-IO) led by now First Vice President Riek Machar are implementing the 2018 revitalised peace signed in Ethiopia to end more than six years of conflict.

The conflict that broke out December 2013 following a political dispute between President Salva Kiir and his then-deputy Riek Machar left tens of thousands of people killed and more than 2 people displaced both internally and externally.