South Sudan appoints new army chief
Amman, South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir appointed General Gabriel Jok Riak as the new head of the army on Wednesday, according to a decree read out on State Television late Wednesday.
Riak’s appointment follows the death in Cairo last month of army chief General James Ajongo after a short illness.
Riak, from Jonglei State in the Upper Nile region, was the deputy army chief for operations and has been serving as the acting army chief .
Source: Jordan News Agency