Profile of South Sudan’s Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon

Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon (born 1953) is a South Sudanese politician who had been Vice President of South Sudan from its independence in 2011 until his dismissal in 2013. Machar obtained a PhD in mechanical engineering in 1984 and then joined the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) during the Second Sudanese Civil War (1983–2005). Riek fell out with the... Read More