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South Sudan in Focus

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Displaced civilians in Leer County of Unity State recount horrifying rights abuses in the area following recent clashes between forces loyal to South Sudan’s first vice president Riek Machar and a faction of the SPLA-IO loyal to his former chief of staff; Women leaders and lawmakers representing Jonglei State in the Transitional National Legislative Assembly say security operatives in Bor are harassing women and girls under the guise of implementing a decent dress code; As Sudanese mark three years today since former President Omar al Bashir was ousted, some say not much has changed. Others say the economic conditions have worsened and blame the military for undermining a transition to democratic and civilian rule.