South Sudan

Kiir Kicks Out Chief of Staff Gen Hoth Mai


viagra buy geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Gen Mai has been succeeded by Lt Gen Paul Malong Awan, former governor on Northern Bhar el Ghazal state.

Kuel Aguer was thus appointed new governor of Northern Bhar el Ghazal state henceforth.

Other details say the former head of CID at the Ministry of Interior, Maj Gen Marial Nuor Jok, has replaced Maj Gen Mach Paul Kuol Awar, the Chief of Military Intelligence.

It is not yet clear why President Kiir made the changes but speculators say it has something to do with the changing trends of the current South Sudan war.

Who is Hoth Mai?

Lt General James Hoth Mai (born November 30, 1959) is a South Sudanese army officer.

He is the former Chief of General Staff of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA).

Formally Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, then Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, he preplaced Oyay Deng Ajak as Chief of General Staff in May 2009.

Promoted to lieutenant general in his new position, he was then promoted to full general in July 2010.

Hoth Mai holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Fort Hare in South Africa.

Ethnically, Hoth Mai is a member of the Nuer people.


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