South Sudan President Salva Kiir has appointed General James Ajong as the new army chief replacing Paul Malong.
According to a presidential spokesperson, Paul was removed from his post for directing fighting in Juba in July that left hundreds dead. He also added Malong had stayed for three years in the post which is a violation of army’s rules.
This also comes after a number of resignations by senior generals alleging ethnic bias and war crimes.
It is said, Malong, a former elected civilian governor, was notified of the loss of his position a month ago. There are no news of his new position
Since 2013, when civil war broke out in South Sudan between the Kiir and his deputy Riek Machar, 3 million people have fled the country and thousands dead.