The Washington Post

South Sudan again delays its first election:


Parties to the peace deal ending South Sudan’s civil war have again delayed the country’s first elections since independen­ce by extending the transition­al period by two years. The vote meant for early next year has been pushed to December 2024. In explaining the delay, President Salva Kiir said he wanted to avoid creating conditions for more bloodshed. Kiir, who has led South Sudan since its independen­ce from Sudan in 2011, called on holdout groups to join him in implementi­ng the peace process. Kiir and opposition groups signed the peace deal in 2018. But its provisions remain largely unimplemen­ted.

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