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South Sudan in Focus

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The United Nations Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan is expressing concern about what it says are ongoing threats, harassment and intimidation of prominent human rights defenders, journalists, and civil society activists by national security across the country; Some legislators representing South Sudan in the East African Legislative Assembly are raising concern about a lack of participation by the country’s Minister for East African Community, Deng Alor, in affairs of the regional bloc; Tens of thousands of Sudanese took to the streets Thursday afternoon to commemorate the 57th anniversary of toppling Sudan’s first military ruler, General Ibrahim Abboud, and to demand a smooth transition to democratic and civilian rule in Sudan