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South Sudan in Focus

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As South Sudanese mark today eight years since conflict broke out in the capital Juba between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and those loyal to his deputy Riek Machar, we hear from some relatives of the victims; South Sudan lawmakers will not be able to conduct business this week because Freedom Hall, the private building which parliament has been occupying, is hosting a Sudan trade exhibition; South Sudan Lakes State authorities say they released 175 prisoners Tuesday who had committed minor crimes to free up space in the state’s congested prison cell; Human Rights Watch says a new wave of attacks on civilians in Sudan’s Darfur since mid-November 2021 highlights the urgent need for the United Nations to increase its presence and improve human rights monitoring in the restive region