Rebecca Nyandeng

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Rebecca Nyandeng

Rebecca Nyandeng

Designation: Vice President

Country: South Sudan

Age: 66

Rebecca Nyandeng of Mabior, a South Sudanese politician, was born on July 15, 1956. Since February 2020, she has served as one of South Sudan’s Vice Presidents in the unity administration. From 2007 to 2014, she was the Minister of Roads and Transport for the autonomous government of Southern Sudan, as well as a gender and human rights advisor to the President of South Sudan. She is the mother of Akuol de Mabior and the widow of Dr. John Garang de Mabior, the late first Vice President of Sudan and President of the Government of South Sudan. She is a Dinka woman from South Sudan’s Twic East County.

General Salva Kiir succeeded Dr. John Garang as the First Vice President of Sudan, President of the Government of South Sudan, and commander in chief of the SPLM/A after his death. Rebecca Nyandeng De Mabior has been named Minister of Roads and Transport for the Government of South Sudan by General Kiir.

Dr. John Garang signed the Comprehensive Peace Agreement on July 30, 2005, and she continues to be a passionate champion for its implementation. She remained committed to seeing the peace process through until the South gained independence on July 9, 2011. Madam Rebecca visited the United States of America in the same year as her husband died and met with President George W. Bush. She expressed her gratitude for the United States’ contribution to the peace process in South Sudan. In 2009, President Obama worked with Secretary Clinton and Ambassador Rice to ensure that the Sudanese peace accord was carried out.

Rebecca Nyandeng has expressed her cncern with the Khartoum government’s implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA). She joined the Southern army, which is now known as the Sudan People’s Liberation Army and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement, during the war. She is well-known for her advocacy for South Sudan’s right to liberty, although having nothing to do with a united Sudan governed by democratic principles.

NPR also interviewed Madam Rebecca. She expressed her dedication to the freedom of South Sudan while also acknowledging the importance of a united Sudan as envisioned by Dr. John Garang in 1983. She went to Grinnell College and Iowa State University, where her late husband finished his degree before the Second Sudanese Civil War erupted in 1983. Dr. John Garang and his wife Rebecca have six children, all of whom are committed to peace and stability in the new Republic of South Sudan.

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Rebecca Nyandeng
Rebecca Nyandeng of Mabior, a South Sudanese politician, was born on July 15, 1956. Since February 2020, she has served as one of South Sudan’s Vice Presidents
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