March 17, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — Today, the South Sudan’s former Vice President, the current chairman and commander-in-chief of Sudan People Liberation Movement (SPLM/SPLA-IO), Dr. Riek Machar, has appointed representatives to Portuguese speaking nations, the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Republic of Angola.
While Dr. Machar has appointed Cde James Mawich Bichok Wechtuor as the IO’s representative to Brazil, officially República Federativa do Brasil, the chairman has also appointed Professor Joseph Alia Ajawang as the opposition’s ambassador to the Republic of Angola.
“Pursuant to December 6-12, 2014, Pagak Conference Resolution, I, Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, the Chairman and Commander-in-Chief of SPLM/SPLA, hereby appoints Prof Joseph Alia Ajawang as SPLM/SPLA representative to Angola” The chairman affirms.
As stated, the two appointments are effective immediately, as of March 17, 2015.
James Mawich Bichok, a former representative of SPLM-DC to Canada, holds masters’ degree in Mental Health from Genesis Institute of Theology, a Canadian University in Alberta Province.
He was pursuing his second masters’ degree in Counseling Psychology at Providence University, Canada, while advocating for the SPLM-DC in the country when the war broke out in his home country, South Sudan, in 2013.
Bichok defects the SPLM for Democratic Change [SPLM-DC], one year after the ruling party (SPLM) returned the young nation to old bloody civil wars that have claimed thousands of lives and displaced millions of South Sudanese to refugees camps in the neighboring countries.
While defecting the SPLM-DC in December last year , Bichok pledges to utilize his diplomatic experience to pursue the Canadian government and the European Union to sanction and alienate Salva Kiir’s regime for having committed genocides and continue to obstruct IGAD-led peace process in the neighboring Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The two politicians, Bichok and Dr. Alia, are expected to leave Ethiopia for South America and South Africa soon to set up their missions in Brazil and Angola, respectively.