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South Sudan in Focus

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As the world commemorates International Aids Day Wednesday, the head of South Sudan’s HIV and AIDS Commission says up to 71 percent of South Sudan's population have yet to test for their HIV/AIDs status because of stigma and a shortage of health facilities; Some policy analysts and activists say President Salva Kiir’s assertion that the UN arms embargo on South Sudan is delaying the graduation of unified forces is false. They say what is required is the structural and professional organization of the forces rather than arms; Authorities in Sudan’s West Darfur State have deployed additional troops in Jebel Moon locality to quell the ongoing inter-communal conflict between pastoralists and farmers and are appealing to aid agencies to provide thousands of displaced persons with assistance