South Sudan rival leaders agree to 100-day delay to form unity government: minister

2019-11-07 19:46
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar (SIMON MAINA, ISAAC KASAMANI / AFP)

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar (SIMON MAINA, ISAAC KASAMANI / AFP)

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South Sudan's president Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar agreed on Thursday to extend by 100 days a deadline to form a power-sharing government, a regional official said, after they failed to resolve outstanding disagreements.

Kiir and Machar "agreed to extend the pre-transitional period for one hundred days, effective from 12th of November, 2019, and to review progress after fifty days from that date," Uganda's Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa said, following a rare meeting between the rivals in Uganda attended by high-ranking regional representatives.

Read more on:    riek machar  |  salva kiir  |  south sudan  |  east africa
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