By Al Jazeera,
A faction of South Sudan’s opposition has temporarily replaced its leader Riek Machar, who is also the country’s first vice president, with mining minister Taban Deng Gai.
Machar fled the capital, Juba, last week after a new outbreak of violence threatened to send the young country back to all-out civil war.
On Thursday, Machar was given a Saturday afternoon deadlineby President Salva Kiir to return to Juba and work together towards rebuilding peace – the two had signed a peace agreement late last year under which Machar was once again made vice president. Continue reading Riek Machar Replaced by Taban Deng as First Vice President After Fleeing Capital