Salva Kiir Biography


Salva Kiir Biography: Salva Kiir is a South Sudanese politician born 13 September 1951, into a pastoral Dinka family in village of Akon, Gogrial District, Warrap state.

Salva is the eighth born of nine children (six boys and three girls) in the family.

Kiir has been President of South Sudan since its independence in 2011. Prior to independence, he was President of the Government of Southern Sudan, as well as First Vice President of Sudan, from 2005 to 2011.