President Salva Kiir appoints James Ajongo, who served under ousted commander Paul Malong
The move is an attempt to fight hunger, which the World Food Program is forecasting will affect 4.6 million people in the next few weeks.
Lawmakers in Northern Bahr el Ghazal say that a month after President Salva Kiir announced that he had bought 1,000 tractors for distribution around the nation, they still have not had the 76 that were promised to their state.
Salva Kiir issues a decree announcing the firings of Interior Minister Aleu Ayienyi Aleu and the caretaker governor of Northern Bahr el Ghazal state
Officials say the attack is the third this year, and blame it on neighboring Sudan.
Officials say 18 people were killed in Jonglei state and another 35 bodies were found in Northern Bahr el Ghazal, where rebels clashed with government troops early this week.
A state official says five bodies were found in Aweil Center county, bringing the death toll in fighting between army deserters and government troops to 35
An official says 29 people were killed in the clashes this week, all of them rebel fighters.