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Local news reports said her guests included Julia Akur of the South Sudan Women Lawyers’ Association; Bruna Iro, director of the Ivory Bank; Hannah Lona, deputy speaker of the state of Western Equatoria; and Paleki Obur of the South Sudan Women’s Empowerment Network.

Rape is “widespread” and domestic violence “common” in South Sudan, according to the State Department’s latest human rights report.

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James Morrison

James Morrison joined the The Washington Times in 1983 as a local reporter covering Alexandria, Va. A year later, he was assigned to open a Times bureau in Canada. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Morrison was The Washington Times reporter in London, covering Britain, Western Europe and NATO issues. After returning to Washington, he served as an assistant foreign editor ...

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