Salva Kiir Mayardit

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Salva Kiir Mayardit
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1st President of South Sudan
Assumed office
9 July 2011
Vice PresidentRiek Machar (2011-13)
James Wani Igga (2013-2016)
Riek Machar (April–July 2016)
Taban Deng Gai (July 2016-present)
Preceded byPosition established (Omar al-Bashir as President of Sudan and Himself President of Southern Sudan)
President of Southern Sudan
In office
30 July 2005 – 9 July 2011
Acting: 30 July 2005 – 11 August 2005
Vice PresidentRiek Machar
Preceded byJohn Garang
Succeeded byPosition abolished
First Vice President of Sudan
In office
11 August 2005 – 9 July 2011
PresidentOmar al-Bashir
Preceded byJohn Garang
Succeeded byAli Osman Taha
Vice President of Southern Sudan
In office
9 July 2005 – 11 August 2005
PresidentJohn Garang
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byRiek Machar
Personal details
Born (1951-09-13) September 13, 1951 (age 68)
Bahr el Ghazal, Sudan
(now South Sudan)
Political partySudan People's Liberation Movement
Spouse(s)Mary Ayen Mayardit[1]
Aluel William Nyuon Bany (2014-?)[2]
ReligionRoman Catholicism[3]
Also known asKiir Kuethpiny Thiik Atem[4]

Salva Kiir Mayardit (born 13 September 1951) is a South Sudanese politician who has been President of South Sudan since its independence in 2011. Prior to independence, he was President of the Government of Southern Sudan, as well as First Vice President of Sudan, from 2005 to 2011.

Mayardit was born on September 13, 1951 in Bahr el Ghazal, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Sudan Tribune, Kenyan police arrest S. Sudan president’s son over drunkenness
  2. "Our family life is private" Kiir’s in-law says - Entertainment News
  3. Sheikholeslami, Ali (January 1, 2011). "Who Is Salva Kiir?". Euronews.com.
  4. Wël, PaanLuel (24 February 2016). "Salva Kiir Mayardit: The Joshua of South Sudan".
  5. "Profile: Salva Kiir". BBC News. 2 August 2005. Retrieved 26 January 2010.

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