12 Things You Didn’t Know About South Sudan’s Salva Kiir

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Written by Keren Mikva

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit has faced much international attention after assuming the position of his country’s first leader. With continuing hostilities with the North, Kiir faces the difficult task of building South Sudan into a stable, independent nation, while maintaining national security and unification. Here are twelve things you may not have known about President Kiir.

Sources: Independent.co.uk, AlJazeera.com, AfricanHistory.About.com, Paanluelwel.com, EuroNews.com, WashingtonTimes.com, SudanTribune.com, BBC.com