Kiir and Machar at odds over pre-election reforms

South Sudanese Vice President Riak Machar and President Salva Kiir, here in 2020.
South Sudanese Vice President Riak Machar and President Salva Kiir, here in 2020. © Alex McBride/AFP
Amid the opposition's boycott of parliament, several plans to ensure elections due later this year go smoothly are at a standstill. The rows centre on political party rules, the electoral calendar, and reform of the intelligence services, to which President Salva Kiir jealously clings. [...] (676 words)
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