South Sudan: A country where rebellion pays

First Vice President of South Sudan and former rebel leader Riek Machar (left) and President Salva Kiir during the formation of a 30-member Cabinet of the Transitional Government in Juba on April 29, 2016. PHOTO/AFP

What you need to know:

  • Last weekend, fighting broke out in South Sudan after Dr Riek Machar’s rivals declared they had deposed him as the head of the SPLM-IO rebel group and its military wing.
  • Daily Monitor explores into the key dynamics shaping up the latest clashes in the country.

Residents in Juba, South Sudan’s capital rush towards shelters and tree canopies to escape the desert heat. During the summer when the sun stretches its golden arms, one takes a hot beverage to cope with the heat, a practice communities in the South copied from their neighbours in the North.

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