South Sudan Gets Vice President, Government
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The president of newly-independent South Sudan has appointed a vice president and formed a caretaker government.
In a decree Sunday, President Salva Kiir named Riek Machar as vice president. Machar held the same position in the old southern Sudan regional government. He was sworn into office Monday.
In a separate decree, President Kiir appointed dozens of cabinet members whom a government news release described as caretaker national ministers.
Nhial Deng Nhial was named minister of defense, Deng Alor was named minister of foreign affairs, and Pagan Amum appointed minister for implementing the CPA, the 2005 peace deal that ended Sudan’s north-south civil war.
Disputes over that deal have heightened tension between Sudan and South Sudan, even though the Khartoum government
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