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South Sudan in Focus

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United Nations and local officials say thousands of civilians have been displaced in Leer County of Unity State following clashes between the SPLA-IO faction allied to First Vice President Riek Machar and armed young men allied to the SPLA-IO faction led by Simon Gatwech in the area late last week; A lawmaker representing Yirol East County in the Transitional National Legislative Assembly says five parties in the South Sudan Opposition Alliance have not been consulted or asked to nominate candidates for the command structure of South Sudan’s unified forces; Authorities in Unity state’s Mayom County say more than 50 inmates jailed for what officials term petty crimes have been pardoned and set free by the state governor.