BARCELONA, Spain | South Sudan lawmakers extend president’s term until 2021

12Jul - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



BARCELONA, Spain  — South Sudan’s parliament on Thursday approved extending President Salva Kiir’s term until 2021, angering the armed opposition and threatening already fragile peace talks in a five-year civil war.

The president is expected to sign the extension Thursday or Friday after parliament met in extraordinary session, lawmaker Atem Garang told The Associated Press. Elections have been delayed amid the fighting that has killed tens of thousands and set off Africa’s largest refugee crisis since the 1994 Rwanda genocide.

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