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James Wani Igga

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2014/04/04 Vice-President Wani Igga asserts that the government's peace negotiations with rebels will end with a general amnesty. Snippet
2014/04/05 A National Platform for Peace and Reconciliation (NPPR) is launched, said to be independent of government, but joining the work of three bodies with government mandates: the the Peace and Reconciliation Commission, the Specialised Committee on Peace and Reconciliation in the National Legislative Assembly, and the Committee for National Healing, Peace and Reconciliation. NPPR is fronted by Archbishop Daniel Deng and has major support from churches. President Kiir welcomes the initiative, but VP Wani Igga suggests it has no role until GRSS has reached a high-level agreement with the rebels. Snippet 1753
2014/02 Eight senior SPLM officers gain masters degrees in Transformational Leadership and Change, from the International Leadership Institute (Ethiopia) in collaboration with the University of Greenwich (UK). The eight include: James Wani Igga, Clement Wani Konga, James Hoth Mai, and Joy Kwaje Eluzai. Snippet 1451
2013/08/23 James Wani Igga is appointed the new Vice-President of South Sudan. Snippet
2013/08/19 Parliament - with Speaker James Wani Igga playing a leading part - summons the ministers for defence, interior and security services, and there are public demonstrations, in response to perceived poor security in Juba, and particularly the recent killing of two brothers. The demonstration and Igga's speech are not broadcast on state TV, amid accusations of interference by security personnel. Snippet
2013/07/25 President Kiir is reported to have had difficulty appointing a new Vice-President. John Luk Jok, James Hoth Mai and Riek Gai Kok are reported to have turned down the job, while James Wani Igga was accused in consultative meetings of 'weakness and lack of seriousness as a leader'. Snippet 1032
2013/07/23 President Salva Kiir issues a decree sacking VP Riek Machar and dissolving the cabinet. He also orders a corruption investigation of SPLM Secretary-General Pagan Amum. These actions are widely seen as part of a power struggle at the top of government and the SPLM. Snippet 1021
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