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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 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

South Sudan in Focus - September 21, 2018

9/21/2018
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The U.K. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan expresses concern about the revitalized peace agreement; authors of a new report issued through the 'Enough Project' say the new deal will do little to change the situation in South Sudan; and the Vice-President of South Sudan says violence in his country continues because of illiteracy among South Sudanese.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - September 20, 2018

9/20/2018
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The speaker of the South Sudan National Assembly calls on South Sudanese to support the revitalized peace deal; Ambassador Philip Jada Natana talks about the relationship between the United States and South Sudan; and Ugandan pop star-turned lawmaker Bobi Wine returns home from the U.S.

Duration:00:29:53

South Sudan in Focus - September 19, 2018

9/19/2018
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A new report by Amnesty International accuses the South Sudan Army of committing atrocities against civilians; women’s rights activists in Juba stage a march demanding human rights violators be brought to justice; and a senior U.N. official in South Sudan says an element of trust is missing among the warring parties who signed the final peace deal.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - September 18, 2018

9/18/2018
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President Salva Kiir suspends South-West Aviation from operating in South Sudan; Germany donates twelve million U.S. dollars to the U.N. Food Program in South Sudan; and hundreds of students who completed secondary school are denied access to their examination results.

Duration:00:29:56