President Kiir fires VP and all cabinet *update
On Tuesday South Sudan’s President, Salva Kiir, fired his Vice President Riak Machar along with all the ministers and deputy ministers in his cabinet. Undersecretaries will now to helping to keep the government going. It still is unclear what all will happen now that this big change has occurred. Please keep South Sudan in your prayers and pray that the leadership looks to the Lord for guidance.
Update from Sudan Tribune.
President Kiir has appointed a new foreign affairs minister, Barnaba Marial Benjamin. No new Vice President has been named though there are many who have been suggested as possibilities.
Sudan Tribune also stated that,
“According to a statement published on the South Sudanese government’s official website, Kiir held a consultative meeting on Saturday with the leaders of South Sudan’s 17 political parties, during which he briefed leaders on the current political situation in the country.
The statement said each of the party leaders had been asked to submit a list of three nominees, from which the president will select whom he believes is fit to be given a portfolio in the coming government.
Kiir assured the country’s political leaders, the incoming government will be an inclusive, representative and gender sensitive government.”
Please keep praying for South Sudan as new leadership is put in place.