Newly appointed Vice President of South Sudan, Taban Deng Gai (L) and South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (R) pose at State House, in Juba on July 26, 2016. / AFP / SAMIR BOL
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The United Nations warned South Sudan's President Salva Kiir Tuesday that any political appointments must be consistent with a peace deal that ended nearly two years of civil war after Kiir replaced his vice president and rival Riek Machar.However, Kiir replaced Machar on Monday with General Tabal Deng Gai, a former chief opposition negotiator who has broken ranks with Machar.Kiir's appointment of Deng Gai – a former minister of mining – came after Kiir issued an ultimatum last week, demanding that Machar contact him within 48 hours and return to Juba to salvage the peace deal, or face replacement.
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