Can Nairobi talks seal South Sudan peace deal?
The Nairobi Round of the South Sudan peace talks has been pushed forward, as mediators try to thrash out a consensus document on the outstanding issue of governance. The talks, to be chaired by Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, will focus on power-sharing in the national and state governments, composition of parliament, reforms in the judiciary and the number of states South Sudan should have.
Meanwhile, the South Sudanese government has rejected accusations that the extension of the mandate of President Salva Kiir for an additional three years will affect the peace talks or the implementation of any deal struck between the parties to the process.
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