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South Sudan Leader's Creation of 28 New States Threatens Peace Pact

South Sudan's president, Salva Kiir, has dissolved the young nation's 10 states and established 28 new ones in their place, a move critics say undermines the power-sharing deal signed in August after a two-year civil war. Kiir issued his decree in a late-night broadcast on Thursday. He named governors for all 28 states. Seven of the previous 10 governors have been reappointed to new administrative zones. Rebel leadership has not yet issued a response to the president's...

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