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Kiir appoints new Minister of Mining

President Salva Kiir on Wednesday evening issued a decree appointing Martin Obucha Gama as the new Minister of Mining.

Little is known about the new minister.


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Martin replaces Henry Odwar who resigned in August and later declared allegiance to SPLM-IO breakaway faction led by General Simon Dual.

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The Mining docket belongs to SPLM-IO as dictated by the revitalized peace agreement.  Mining Ministry had remained vacant for nearly 4 months pending nomination of the new minister by the SPLM-IO chairman, Riek Machar.

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