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South Sudan in Focus

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South Sudan’s oil production has fallen from 170,000 barrels a day to about 150,000 barrels a day. Petroleum minister Puot Kang Chol says oil production decreased amid negative impacts of heavy flooding in oil producing areas of the country; Police in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State capital, Malakal, have rounded up more than 70 suspected gangsters as part of a crackdown to curb the rise of criminal activity in the town;The head of World Bank’s Country Office in South Sudan is calling on the country’s leaders to enact public policies to promote local entrepreneurs and better job productivity in the country; A top Sudanese military general is visiting Moscow to explore bilateral relations just as Russia has launched an invasion of Ukraine. Analysts say the visit comes amid Sudan’s deteriorating economy and Russia’s ambitions to expand its sphere of influence in Africa