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South Sudan Environment Minister Fired

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has abruptly dismissed his Environment Minister, Abdallah Deng Nhial. Kiir announced the dismissal on state television on Wednesday evening but gave no reason for the firing. Some speculated that the firing might be linked to an altercation Deng had with another member of parliament last week, Machok Majong Jong of the disputed Abyei region. "He insulted me and I slapped him," Deng said.  "The parliament established a...

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