BREAKING: Dr. Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon Has Been Appointed As South Sudan First Vice President

President Salva Kiir has issued a number of decrees this evening, dissolving the Transitional Government of National Unity, and appointed new officials as part of forming the long awaited government of national unity.

In several other decrees, President Salva Kiir appointed Dr. Riek Machar as the First Vice President. Kiir also maintained Taban Deng Gai and Dr. James Wani Igga as the other two vice presidents. Rebecca Nyandeng is also appointed as the other vice president.

One vice president from the South Sudan Opposition Alliance is yet to be appointed.