Africa

S.Sudan president suspends vice president, cabinet: ex-minister

South-Sudanese president Salva Kiir attends an African Union meeting on January 27, 2013 in Addis Ababa. Kiir has suspended his entire cabinet and vice president in the largest reshuffle in the history of the two-year-old nation, the former information minister told AFP Tuesday.

South-Sudanese president Salva Kiir attends an African Union meeting on January 27, 2013 in Addis Ababa. Kiir has suspended his entire cabinet and vice president in the largest reshuffle in the history of the two-year-old nation, the former information minister told AFP Tuesday.  (AFP/File)

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has suspended his entire cabinet and vice president in the largest reshuffle in the history of the two-year-old nation, the former information minister told AFP Tuesday.

"President Kiir wants to make a major reshuffle, so from the vice president downwards, all national ministers and deputy ministers have been removed," said Barnaba Marial Benjamin, who until his suspension Tuesday was the information minister and government spokesman.

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