“Critical tasks” were pending in the way of forming a transitional government in South Sudan, said the special envoy of East Africa’s eight-nation trade and security bloc on Sunday.

Ambassador Ismail Wais exposed the stark reality in his report presented to the 69th extraordinary session of the IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development) Council of Ministers meeting, held in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa.

The meeting follows an IGAD ministerial consultative meeting with the parties of the Revitalized Agreement for the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) signed in September 2018.

“14 months ago, the parties agreed to

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