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South Sudan party official challenges ban

Ruling SPLM's Pagan Amum ordered not to leave the capital Juba or to speak to media amid shake-up.

Last Modified: 08 Aug 2013 07:33
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Pagan Amum, the secretary general of South Sudan's ruling SPLM party, has petitioned the court to cancel the president's order that bars him from speaking with the media and leaving the country's capital Juba.

Besides suspending Amum, President Salva Kiir also dismissed his entire cabinet last month.

According to Amum's legal team, Kiir, who is also the chairman of SPLM, is not legally entitled to impose these restrictions.

Al Jazeera's Anna Cavell reports from Juba.

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