UN cautiously welcomes announcement of S Sudan transitional government

The United Nations has cautiously welcomed the announcement that a transitional government of national unity will be formed by a February 22nd deadline in South Sudan a major step in ending a five-year civil war.
President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar signed a revitalized peace agreement in September 2018 but twice missed deadlines to form a coalition government due to outstanding issues that included the number of states in the country, security arrangements and the integration of rival armed forces.