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South Sudan in Focus

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South Sudan in Focus: Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State today began the first leg of his trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan to represent Pope Francis. The Pope cancelled his trip to Africa for medical reasons; Authorities in Warrap State are condemning the killing of more than 30 people by armed men suspected to have crossed from the neighboring Unity State on Wednesday; A South Sudanese policy analyst says the lack of transparency in the government’s handling of a project to dredge rivers in the country highlights hidden interests of certain individuals in the Kiir administration; The Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors says Sudan’s security forces killed at least 10 protesters during yesterday's marches against military rule in Khartoum.