A reunited SPLM will help resolve internal issues, bring lasting peace
Saturday February 14 2015
South Sudan Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation Dr Barnaba Marial Benjamin. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP
EDUCATION: Dr Benjamin has professional training in medicine and diplomacy.
CAREER: Before 1983, he worked in various provincial and district-level hospitals in Wau and Yirol. He was also a senior registrar in general surgery in both Khartoum and Omdurman University Teaching Hospitals.
SPLM: He has held various positions in the liberation struggle, including serving as SPLM/SPLA treasurer-general. He was an SPLM member in SPLM\Sudan government peace talks in Nairobi in 1989 and is a member of the SPLM national liberation council.
MINISTER: He has held various positions in the Cabinet of South Sudan since the peace deal in 2005. Prior to his appointment to foreign affairs in July 2013, he was information minister from 2010 to 2013. He is also an MP for Uror South Constituency in Jonglei State.