South Sudan's Salva Kiir sacks cabinet

9:15 am
Wed July 24, 2013

South Sudan's Salva Kiir sacks cabinet

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South Sudan's president has sacked his entire cabinet, in an apparent power struggle with other senior leaders.
South Sudan's president has sacked his entire cabinet, in an apparent power struggle with other senior leaders. Salva Kiir issued a decree dismissing all ministers and deputy ministers, as well as Vice-President Riek Machar. No clear reason was given for the sackings, but analysts say Mr Kiir and Mr Machar have been embroiled in a power struggle for months.