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S. Sudan president names arch-rival Riek Machar as vice-president

South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar (C) has been named as vice-president of South Sudan by his arch-rival Salva KiirSouth Sudan’s president Salva Kiir has named his arch-rival Riek Machar as vice-president, after fighting for more than two years of civil war. “I, Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan, do hereby issue this Republican Decree for the appointment of Dr. Riek Machar Teny as the first vice President of the Republic of South Sudan,” the decree issued late on Thursday night said. Machar, who was vice-president from 2005 until he was sacked in 2013, and who has yet to return to Juba since fleeing when war broke out in December 2013, welcomed the decree.

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