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2014/04 Nile Commercial Bank plays a big role in a trade delegation to China (led by presidential legal affairs advisor, Telar Deng). Snippet
2014/04/17 National elections can still take place in 2015, says Telar Deng, the legal advisor to President Kiir, even though an official at the US Institute of Peace has said this is not realistic. Deng is optimistic that the constitutional review can be completed beforehand, but says the elections can go ahead even if it is not. Snippet
2013/11/15 President Kiir makes a new round of government appointments: Tulio Odongi replaces Atem Garang de Kuek as SPLM chief whip in the NLA. Paulino Wanawilla Onango is promoted from deputy to full Minister of Justice, instead of Telar Deng whose appointment was not ratified by the NLA. Peter Bashir Gbandi becomes deputy Foreign Minister, and Selwa Gibril Beriberi becomes deputy Minister for Cabinet Affairs. Snippet
2013/08/13 The National Legislative Assembly votes not to approve the appointment of Telar Ring Deng as Minister of Justice. The reason is partly that he lacks legal qualifications beyond a pre-law degree. He is accused of sentencing to death a respected educator, Ustaz Mayek Riak, when he was an SPLA judge during the war. Snippet 1136
2013/08 President Kiir acknowledges that in the past he authorized Telar Deng - at that time his legal affairs advisor - to approve USD 600 million, apparently for land for the National Security Services. The acknowledgement is made as a response to tough examination by the Legislative Assembly's vetting committee of Telar's suitability to be appointed as justice minister. Snippet 1135
2013/05 President Kiir dismisses Ajonge Perpetuar as both a presidential legal advisor and as a first-class judge. This is thought to be connected with disagreements she had with the President and his other legal advisor, Telar Deng, over the suspension of officials in the President's office over the theft of a large amount of cash. Snippet
Reference Mini-review
Juma Mabor Marial, 2014/05/11. Bibliography item: Juma Mabor Marial (2014/05/11) "The Genesis and Phenomenon of Intra-Clans’ Conflict and Revenge Attacks in Lakes State". (Article). South Sudan News Agency. [Article] South Sudan News Agency. Accessed online., Accessed online., Accessed online.

In this three-part article, totalling over six thousand words, Juma Mabor Marial suggests there is an innate tendency for clan feuding among the Galweng (cattle-herding youth), and blames leaders and educated elites for failing to curb it. He says it was limited more effectively during the war before 2005, due to the strength of relatively uninhibited military rule. But since then, although governors have had military backgrounds, the peacetime conditions did not allow them to impose force so easily, and they were not educated enough to find civil ways of governing.

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National ministries and ministers (August 2013 - March 2014)

 

A new configuration of national government ministries and ministers was created in late July and early August 2013. This followed the wholesale dismissal of ministers by President Salva Kiir on 23rd July. The number of ministries was reduced from 29 to 19 on 27th July, recoiling to 21 on 4th August.

The table below shows the ministries and ministerial appointments as at the end of 4th August, with notes on how they differed from 27th July.

As of the end of 4th August, the proportions of women ministers were 5/20 full ministers, and 5/12 deputy ministers.

On 16th March 2014 President Kiir issued another Republican Order, which re-divided some of these ministries, bringing the number up to 27 (ref).

 

Notes

  1. The Republican Order of 27 July combined the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining with the Ministry of Environment to make a Ministry of Petroleum, Mining and Environment. At the same time the order combined much of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, to make a Ministry of Finance, Commerce and Economic Planning. But this left no explicit place for 'Industry' and 'Investment'. In the amendment order of 4 August, 'Investment' was added to the Ministry of Finance (etc) to make the new Ministry of Finance, Commerce, Investment and Economic Planning. At the same time, Petroleum and Mining became combined with Industry instead of Environment, which was given its own ministry as before.
  2. The Republican Order of 27 July combined the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting with the Ministry of Telecommunication and Postal Services, but this was reversed in the amendment order of 4 August.
  3. The filling of several ministerial and deputy-ministerial positions was changed between the Republican Orders of 27 July and those of 4 August. The change notably increased the number of women ministers and deputy ministers. The table below summarizes these changes.
  4. The NLA refused to ratify the appointment of Telar Deng as Justice Minister, and in mid-November 2013, Paulino Wanawilla was upgraded from deputy to full minister. At the same time, the post of deputy Foreign Minister and Deputy Minister for Cabinet Affairs were filled, respectively by Peter Bashir Gbandi and Selwa Gibril Beriberi. (ref)
  5. In late November of 2013, Abdalla Deng Nhial was dismissed and replaced by Deng Deng Hoc Yai (ref). At the same time, Awan Guol Riak is appointed Minister in the Office of the President (ref) to fill the post which had been left vacant initially.
Appointee Post conferred 27 July Post conferred 4 August
Kuong Danhier Gatluak Minister, Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development Minister, Transport, Roads and Bridges
Abdalla Deng Nhial Minister, Electricity, Dams, Irrigation and Water Resources Minister, Environment
Ngor Kolong Ngor Minister, Culture, Youth and Sport Minister, Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development
Simon Majok Mijak Minister, Transport, Roads and Bridges Deputy Minister, Transport, Roads and Bridges
Jemma Nunu Kumba Minister, Land, Housing and Physical Planning Minister, Electricity, Dams, Irrigation and Water Resources
Michael Makuei Lueth Minister, Information, Broadcasting, Telecommunication and Postal Services Minister, Information and Broadcasting
Rebecca Joshua Okwaci Deputy Minister, Information, Broadcasting, Telecommunication and Postal Services Minister, Telecommunication and Postal Services
Nadia Arop Dudi Deputy Minister, Agriculture, Forestry, Tourism, Animal Resources, Fisheries, Cooperatives and Rural Development Minister, Culture, Youth and Sport
Catherine Juan Bennia - Minister, Land, Housing and Physical Planning
Martin Tako Deputy Minister, Transport, Roads and Bridges Deputy Minister, Environment
Josephine Napwon Cosmos - Deputy Minister, Culture, Youth and Sport
Rachael Nyadak Paul - Deputy Minister, Information and Broadcasting
Lily Albino Akol Akol - Deputy Minister, Agriculture, Forestry, Tourism, Animal Resources, Fisheries, Cooperatives and Rural Development

 

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