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South Sudan in Focus

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A 30-minute weekday program covering rapidly changing developments in the new nation of South Sudan and the region.

A 30-minute weekday program covering rapidly changing developments in the new nation of South Sudan and the region.
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Washington, DC

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VOA

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A 30-minute weekday program covering rapidly changing developments in the new nation of South Sudan and the region.

Language:

English


Episodes

South Sudan in Focus - October 19, 2018

10/19/2018
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South Sudan government forces deny a report accusing them of killing South Sudanese civilians and destroying their property; detainees walk free in Wau after the International Committee of the Red Cross helps to facilitate their release; and South Sudanese refugees in Uganda learn to produce their own food to help supplement donated food aid.

Duration:00:29:55

South Sudan in Focus - October 18, 2018

10/18/2018
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A new report ranks South Sudan as is one of the world’s most dangerous places for humanitarian aid workers; the International Committee of the Red Cross reunites dozens of South Sudanese civilians with their families; and Ayod County residents in Jonglei State express little hope for change despite the recent signing of the peace agreement.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - October 17, 2018

10/17/2018
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The U.N. World Food Program suspends food delivery to parts of South Sudan; South Sudanese refugees in Ugandan settlement camps struggle to find food; and traders in Bor call for security along the Nile River between Jonglei and Fangak States.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - October 16, 2018

10/16/2018
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Farmers in South Sudan call for improvements in security and roads that link them to urban markets; the Minister of Information in Yei River State condemns the fighting between SPLM-IO and the National Salvation Front; and a top U.N. official says South Sudan needs to develop large scale food production to avoid a heavy reliance on food aid.

Duration:00:29:59

South Sudan in Focus - October 15, 2018

10/15/2018
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Hundreds of Yei River State residents flee their homes following deadly clashes between armed opposition groups; South Africa’s Deputy President calls on leaders in South Sudan to implement the revitalized peace deal; and a South Sudanese human rights activist helps women realize their potential through arts and crafts.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - October 12, 2018

10/12/2018
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Officials say more than twenty people have been killed in five days of inter-communal violence in Terekeka State; hundreds of pastoralists raising cattle in Equatoria return home to Jonglei, Lakes and Warrap States; and a Jonglei State public attorney says he's filed more than ten criminal cases, but none have been tried in court.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - October 11, 2018

10/11/2018
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On '‘International Day of the Girl Child,' South Sudanese school girls call on the government to do more to help them receive an education; teachers in Northern Ugandan remain determined to teach South Sudanese refugees, despite the challenges; and protestors in Kenya demand action against sanctioned South Sudanese officials who are thought to be living freely in Kenya.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - October 10, 2018

10/10/2018
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Hundreds of Ethiopian soldiers march to the palace of the Prime Minister to demand pay raises; refugees in Uganda establish a group that empowers fellow refugees to become self-reliant; and a South Sudan chess team brings home gold after taking part in a world chess competition.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - October 09, 2018

10/9/2018
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Thousands of displaced people in Yei River State are in dire need of food, shelter and clean drinking water; U.N. and African Union officials call on leaders to improve security in South Sudan; and top SPLM-IO leaders appeal to President Salva Kiir to respect the terms of the revitalized peace agreement.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - October 08, 2018

10/8/2018
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South Sudan’s First Vice-President believes his visit to the United States will help change America’s perceptions of South Sudan; a hostage crisis in Juba is peacefully resolved; and a top U.N. official calls on South Sudanese leaders to allow women's participation in implementing the revitalized peace agreement.

Duration:00:30:01

South Sudan in Focus - October 05, 2018

10/5/2018
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Aid workers deliver food via river transport to internally displaced people in the former Upper Nile State; Egypt donates over two tons of medicine to South Sudan’s National Health Ministry; and the last group of SPLA-IO rebels leaves the Democratic Republic of Congo to return home.

Duration:00:29:58

South Sudan in Focus - October 04, 2018

10/4/2018
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A South Sudanese official falsely accuses the U.S. government of categorizing the SPLM and SPLA as terrorist organizations; and the German Ambassador to South Sudan offers his support to all efforts that will bring lasting peace in South Sudan.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - October 03, 2018

10/3/2018
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The head of JMEC calls on warring parties to implement the revitalized peace deal and help achieve stability in South Sudan; a political analyst says the SPLA’s formal name change will not alter its negative image; and a youth group uses donated bit coin cash to feed street children in South Sudan.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - October 02, 2018

10/2/2018
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A top official opposes the establishment of a hybrid court in South Sudan; civil society activists in South Sudan warn the revitalized peace agreement could be in jeopardy; and youth activists call on South Sudanese lawmakers to provide financial aid to students studying abroad.

Duration:00:30:05

South Sudan in Focus - October 01, 2018

10/1/2018
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President Salva Kiir signs the 1951 Refugee Convention; the Jonglei State finance minister orders organized forces to pay personal income tax; and a young leaders program helps women and girls get access to education.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - September 28, 2018

9/28/2018
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President Salva Kiir orders the release of prisoners of war and political detainees detained in military facilities; South Sudan’s First Vice-President speaks in front of the U.N. General Assembly; and more than half of South Sudan's population face extreme hunger and are in need of emergency food assistance.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - September 27, 2018

9/27/2018
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South Sudan government officials summon the U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan; the South Sudan Army commits to the implementation of a permanent ceasefire stipulated in the newly signed peace agreement; and in Bor, the municipal council issues a ban on the sale of locally brewed alcohol.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - September 26, 2018

9/26/2018
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President Salva Kiir establishes a committee to monitor the implementation of the peace agreement; South Sudan fails to pay annual fees to the Nile Basin Initiative for the fifth consecutive year; and more than 200 internally displaced persons in Wau voluntarily return to their homes to start their lives over again.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan In Focus - September 25, 2018

9/25/2018
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Police in South Sudan arrest six men and one woman in connection to robberies in Juba; the South Sudan parliament passes a bill to prevent public funds from falling into the hands of corrupt officials; and the World Health Organization warns the Ebola outbreak is spreading to areas that border Uganda and Rwanda.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - September 24, 2018

9/24/2018
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A female activist encourages women to be more involved in the government's decision-making process; police search for suspects involved in a violent fist-fight at a wrestling match in Bor; and many South Sudanese newspapers struggle to stay afloat due to the high cost of publishing.

Duration:00:30:00