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South Sudan presidency denies change of army name

May 16, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan said Monday's decree issued by President Salva Kiir merely restructured South Sudan Army (SPLA), but did not change its name.

“The acronym of SPLA still stands as the name of the South Sudanese Arms,” reads a statement released by the presidency spokesperson.

President Salva Kiir, also the Commander-in-Chief of the SPLA issued three decrees in respect of the SPLA. One of the decrees was made to restructure the SPLA to comprise of three commands, namely the (...)

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Published By: sudantribune - Wednesday, 17 May, 2017