Taban Deng Gai
Taban Deng Gai

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South Sudan Vice President Taban Deng Gai Agrees to Step Down for Riek Machar


Newly-appointed South Sudan First Vice President Taban Deng Gai, who led the South Sudan government delegation to the summit known as Igad-Plus, emerged to say that he was ready to step down from his position and give it to Riek Machar once he returns to Juba.

Igad is the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development and the IGAD-Plus summit included representatives of the United Nations, African Union, and the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission that monitors the progress in implementation of the peace agreement in Africa’s youngest nation.

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The executive secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development Mahboub Maalim said the Heads of State of member states have directed the chiefs of staff to go to Juba and discuss the modalities of deployment of the protection force with the government of South Sudan.

 

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