South Sudan general on UN blacklist fired
Major General Marial Chanuong Yol Mangok of Sudan Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA)

A South Sudanese general accused of fuelling the country’s ongoing conflict has been fired by President Salva Kiir.

Lt Gen Marial Chanuang Yol Mangok, the assistant chief of the defence forces, is one of six generals placed on a United Nations’ blacklist in 2015 for their part in the civil war.

Mr Kiir announced he was being removed along with Finance Minister Stephen Dhieu Dau in an official decree read out on state radio.

He gave no reason for the decision.

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