South Sudan president sacks foreign minister Khamisa

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Photo shows South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, with former foreign minister Beatrice Khamisa Wani. President Kiir fired his foreign minister Beatrice Khamisa Wani, replacing her with Mayiik Ayii Deng who once served as minister for presidential affairs, on September 9, 2021./Radio Miraya

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has fired his foreign minister Beatrice Khamisa Wani, replacing her with Mayiik Ayii Deng who once served as minister for presidential affairs.

Photo shows South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir, with former foreign minister Beatrice Khamisa Wani. President Kiir fired his foreign minister Beatrice Khamisa Wani, replacing her with Mayiik Ayii Deng who once served as minister for presidential affairs, on September 9, 2021./Radio Miraya

Khamisa, who was appointed last year when the transitional unity government was formed, was relieved of her duties through a presidential decree Thursday evening aired on state broadcaster South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC).

No reasons were given for the sacking of the foreign minister.

 

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