Former South Sudan VP Machar calls on army to topple president

AFP , Thursday 19 Dec 2013

South Sudan's fugitive former vice president Riek Machar on Thursday called for the army to topple President Salva Kiir, amid fears the world's newest country is plunging into civil war.

"I have appealed to the SPLM (ruling party) and the SPLA (army) to remove Salva Kiir from the leadership of the country," he said in an interview with RFI radio, adding he was only willing to talk to the president about his departure.

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