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South Sudan Opposition Rejects Kiir Mandate Extension

South Sudan opposition groups have condemned this week's move by the parliament to extend President Salva Kiir's mandate for another three years, warning such a move threatens the peace process aimed at ending the country's five-year civil war. The mandate of the current South Sudanese government was due to end next month. But on Thursday, parliament voted to change the constitution and allow President Kiir to stay in office until July 2021. The lawmakers also voted to...

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