South Sudan Refutes Machar Accusations

The government of South Sudan is insisting it is democratic — a day after a leading opponent said he had formed a “resistance” group to fight for free elections in the war-torn country.

Riek Machar told VOA’s South Sudan in Focus program Monday that his new group is against what he called the regime of President Salva Kiir, and said he wants to see democracy and pluralism in South Sudan.

South Sudan’s ambassador to the U.S., John Akec Khoc, defended Kiir in an…