ACTIVISTS, CIVIL SOCIETY WELCOMES THE MOVE BY PRESIDENT SALVA KIIR TO DISSOLVED PARLIAMENT

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has dissolved parliament, paving the way for the appointment of Members of Parliament from opposing sides in the country’s five-year civil war.

A peace deal signed three years ago determined that almost a quarter of the Members of Parliament would come from the party of Kiir’s former adversary, Riek Machar.

Majority of the 550 legislators will be from the governing Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-in-Opposition-SPLM party.

South Sudan’s Members of Parliament will not be elected but will instead be nominated by different political parties.

The conflict that erupted in South Sudan in 2013 caused one of Africa’s worst humanitarian crises, with at least 380,000 people killed and millions forced from their homes.

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