South Sudan government formation delayed as rebels reject new states

23 January 2016 - 11:50 By AFP

Warring rivals in South Sudan missed a key deadline Saturday to forge a unity government, with rebels rejecting President Salva Kiir's creation of new regional states as fighting continues. The rivals were supposed to form a government by January 22, but rebels say Kiir's nearly tripling of the number of regional states in December undermines a fundamental pillar of an August power-sharing deal to end two years of civil war.

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