In South Sudan, the government has announced that the country's transitional leadership will stay in power for another 24 months. Minister of Cabinet Affairs Martin Elia Lomuro said, the decision to extend the mandate will help address the challenges that impede implementation of the 2018 peace deal that ended South Sudan's civil war. The 2018 peace deal calls for security, judicial, constitutional and

electoral reforms to stabilize the world's youngest country.

According to media reports, the civil war killed an estimated 400,000 people in last five years. The South Sudan Government, led by President Salva Kiir and his deputy Riek Machar, also postponed elections to 2023 and blamed the postponement for the lack of a permanent constitution.

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