South Sudan new VP holds talks in first Khartoum visit
Monday August 22 2016
South Sudan's First Vice President Taban Deng Gai speaks during a press briefing at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi on August 17, 2016. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Deng's first visit to Sudan as vice president comes weeks after he replaced former rebel leader Riek Machar following July clashes in Juba that killed hundreds of people.
While Khartoum has recognised Deng as South Sudan's vice president, east Africa's eight-nation trading and security bloc IGAD, of which Sudan is a member, has yet to formally acknowledge his appointment.