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South Sudan peace talks face collapse over a new security law as country gears up for first election


Associated Press

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan peace talks that were almost complete have hit a stumbling block. Opposition groups are demanding a newly passed bill that allows the detention of people without an arrest warrant be scratched out. Since May, Kenya has been hosting high-level meetings between government representatives and rebel opposition groups who were not part of a 2018 agreement that ended a five-year civil war. Pagan Amum Okiech, negotiating on behalf of the South Sudan Opposition Movement Alliance told The Associated Press on Tuesday that it would be “meaningless to sign any agreement” if the law was passed.

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