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South Sudan Leader Seeks Extension of Mandate

South Sudan’s government plans to send a proposal to parliament on Tuesday for a constitutional amendment to extend President Salva Kiir’s term of office, presidential spokesperson Ateny Wek Ateny said. The move comes after the cabinet called off elections originally scheduled for June. The vote is now expected in 2017. Citing the conflict between government troops and rebels loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar, Ateny said the vote needed to be postponed until the conflict is...

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