S Sudan's Kiir sacks entire cabinet

2013-07-24 11:43

Cape Town - South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir has sacked his entire cabinet, in an apparent power struggle with other senior leaders, BBC reports.

Salva Kiir issued a decree dismissing all ministers and deputy ministers, as well as Vice-President Riek Machar.

No clear reason was given for the sackings, but analysts say Kiir and Machar have been embroiled in a power struggle for months.

South Sudan has suffered from chronic economic problems since it split from Sudan in 2011.