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MACHO

(ma -choh) Abbrev. for massive astrophysical compact halo object. See Galaxy.

macho

[′mä·chō]
(astronomy)
A massive object in the halo of the Milky Way Galaxy, detected by the effects of gravitational lensing; such objects are hypothesized to account for the dark matter in the universe. Derived from massive compact halo object.
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Pursuant to the resolution of the SPLM Political Bureau September 23, 2016, and SPLM (IO) constitution, I, Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, Chairman and Commander --In-Chief, SPLM/SPLA (IO), do hereby appoint Brig.
The television channel also quoted sources from South Sudan government as saying that Machar have taken a huge pile of military equipment in Jonglei State, which were sent to government forces the past month to confront rebels there.
The South Sudanese conflict started in 2013 when President Salva Kiir accused Machar of a coup attempt.
Machar, in a statement copied to the armed opposition's national external relations chairperson, Stephen Kuol sacked Yien Machar Wang on Sunday.
The first deputy further tried in his speech to convince the IGAD leader that Riek Machar was filing with efforts to use military action to rule the country, stating that Machar did not need the National Dialogue.
The SPLA-IO under Dr Riek Machar thanks them for their services and wishes them well in their quest.
Such brutal and sadistic behaviour of Riek Machar must be condemned in the strongest terms possible.
In a statement sent to Sudan Tribune , Gai-led SPLM-IO group accused Machar forces of attacking their military base in Nassir town.
Dickson blamed Machar for his alleged mismanagement and nepotism but Machar people say he was based in Addis Ababa and had no true link with the military on the grounds.
Colonel Dickson Gatluak Nyuot, Deputy military spokesperson of the Machar-led opposition faction told Sudan Tribune that he has decided to join Gai's faction because Machar has a lack of clear vision and objectives as well as a lack of clear chain of command in the Army.
South Sudan's FVP, Riek Machar, departing from Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa to Pretoria, South Africa, 14 February 2016 (SPLM-IO courtesy photo)
I, Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, Chairman and Commander -in-Chief, SPLM/SPLA (IO) hereby appoint Cde Yien Thiang Luany as Executive Director of Humanitarian Affairs with effect from 11th November 2016," partly read the decreed issued by Machar.