JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan’s opposition is calling for a six-month extension to implement next steps in a fragile peace deal as a major deadline approaches next month to form a power-sharing government between the president and his longtime rival. South Sudan’s government rejects the idea of an extension, further raising concerns among observers that the peace agreement signed in September could fall apart. The committee charged with overseeing the peace deal’s initial stages will consider the six-month extension request on Wednesday, according to the opposition. This latest peace deal has been marked by delays and continued fighting in parts of the country, with key aspects yet to be implemented. South Sudan’s internal boundaries have not yet been drawn.
Source: Egypt Independent April 22, 2019 11:03 UTC