South Sudan ex-army chief Malong forms new rebel movement
Monday April 9 2018
South Sudan's former army chief Paul Malong addresses the media after returning to the South Sudan's capital of Juba, May 13, 2017. He has formed a new rebel movement. PHOTO | REUTERS
The general, who was sacked last May and placed under house arrest for nearly six months, said his former longtime ally, President Salva Kiir, must leave power if South Sudan is to reach any peace agreement.
Gen Malong's statement comes just weeks after his meeting with Sudan's Intelligence chief Salah Al-Gosh in Khartoum, raising alarm in Juba that he could seek support to foment a rebellion against Kiir's administration.