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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 - January 18, 2019

1/18/2019
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A Sudanese-American politician is arrested in Sudan; the British ambassador to South Sudan calls on the government to effectively implement the revitalized peace deal; and President Salva Kiir concludes a three-day visit to Egypt.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - January 17, 2019

1/17/2019
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A U.N. officials urge Sudanese authorities to stop using excessive force during anti-government demonstrations in Khartoum; an analyst calls on the South Sudan government to stop citing lack of funds for delays in implementing the revised peace deal; and the government works to reduce the high rate of maternal deaths in South Sudan.

Duration:00:29:59

South Sudan in Focus - January 16, 2019

1/16/2019
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The president of Kenya issues a warning to the attackers of a hotel complex in Nairobi; military chiefs from the government and SPLA-IO consider the National Salvation Front a threat to the revitalized peace deal; and internally displaced persons find it difficult to return to their villages in Yei River State.

Duration:00:29:58

South Sudan in Focus - January 15, 2019

1/15/2019
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Gunmen attack a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya; civil society activists worry the revitalized peace deal will not be implemented in the agreed upon timeline; and in Yei River State, the high price of fuel leads to higher prices in food and transportation.

Duration:00:29:58

South Sudan in Focus - January 14, 2019

1/14/2019
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Police investigate the cause of a fire that destroyed a market in Yei River State; the new bishop of Torit Diocese says the church and government must work together to achieve lasting peace in South Sudan; and South Sudanese in Sudan worry about the cost of living increase due to the continuing protests in Khartoum.

Duration:00:29:57

South Sudan in Focus - January 11, 2019

1/11/2019
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Immigration authorities in South Sudan register and screen foreign nationals who work and live in Juba; a Sudanese-born American scholar outlines the politics behind border disputes in Africa; and Torit State residents raise concerns over the illegal logging of trees in the region.

Duration:00:29:59

South Sudan in Focus - January 10, 2019

1/10/2019
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As demonstrations continue in Khartoum, a Sudanese scholar hopes people will remember the personal stories of the poeple involved in the protests; and a retired South Sudanese U.N. official says the revitalized transitional government must immediately introduce nation-building to students in teaching institutions around the country.

Duration:00:29:59

South Sudan in Focus - January 09, 2019

1/9/2019
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A Sudanese protester describes acts of violence during demonstrations in Khartoum; South Sudan’s media authority warns a Juba-based newspaper editor to stop publishing articles about the Sudan protests; and unidentified gunmen kill five women from Bor Town who were traveling home from a wedding.

Duration:00:29:56

South Sudan in Focus - January 08, 2019

1/8/2019
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A joint defense board says it needs millions of dollars to establish cantonment areas to form a unified army; Bor residents sue the government of Jonglei State over a land dispute; and some residents in Torit State lack mobile phone service.

Duration:00:29:59

South Sudan in Focus - January 07, 2019

1/7/2019
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A Sudanese protestor gives an insider's look into the demonstrations in Khartoum; South Sudan citizens petition the government to fix poor mobile phone networks in the country; and a lack of hospitals in Torit State puts the lives of its residents at risk.

Duration:00:29:55

South Sudan in Focus - January 04, 2019

1/4/2019
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At least four South Sudanese are killed in protests in the Sudan capital, Khartoum; and relatives of a South Sudanese activist who went missing in 2017 says the First Vice President of South Sudan is responsible for his disappearance.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - January 03, 2019

1/3/2019
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South Sudan’s military spokesman accuses anti-government forces of killing civilians outside the capital; Sudanese opposition leaders offer to help protesters in Sudan; and Torit State residents say cattle keepers from the Greater Upper Nile Region are in violation of a presidential decree.

Duration:00:29:59

South Sudan in Focus - January 02, 2019

1/2/2019
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A South Sudanese soldier from the presidential guard is accused of raping a 70-year old woman; and as demonstrations continue in Sudan, several opposition political parties prepare to organize more street protests, and members of the diaspora join the call to protest from aboard.

Duration:00:29:59

South Sudan in Focus - January 01, 2019

1/1/2019
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The Archbishop of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan calls on South Sudanese to fight corruption in the new year; and South Sudanese share their New Year's resolutions, and express hope that their country will return to peace.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - December 31, 2018

12/31/2018
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Sudanese police use tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters in Khartoum; human rights activists accuse rebel armed forces of launching new attacks in Yei River State; and Gbudue State authorities plan to enforce a ban on maize flour imports from Uganda.

Duration:00:29:58

South Sudan in Focus - December 28, 2018

12/28/2018
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Sudanese protestors continue to demand President Omar al Bashir step down; experts warn rapid population growth could cause an increased demand on the Nile River; and South Sudanese leaders at a Ugandan resettlement camp accuse senior U.N. officials of promoting hate speech.

Duration:00:29:55

South Sudan in Focus - December 27, 2018

12/27/2018
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Sudanese demonstrators continue to march in Khartoum; Juba town residents enjoy peaceful, non-violent Christmas festivities; and a charity group organizes an event to support street kids in Juba.

Duration:00:29:59

South Sudan in Focus - December 26, 2018

12/26/2018
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Sudan police fire gunshots into crowds of protestors marching in Khartoum; the Sudan government blocks social media networks to prevent protestors from mobilizing; and Yei town residents who were forced to relocate are happy to celebrate Christmas at home once again.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - December 25, 2018

12/25/2018
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Church leaders in South Sudan send a Christmas message of hope and peace for the country; tailoring businesses in Jonglei State see an increase in sales during the holiday season; and the economic crisis prevents some South Sudanese families from celebrating Christmas, while others exchange gifts to restore broken relationships between family members.

Duration:00:29:59

South Sudan in Focus - December 24, 2018

12/24/2018
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Police in South Sudan warn motorists to look out for reckless drivers this holiday season; South Sudanese officials and staff workers await their salaries in time for Christmas; and church choirs practice songs for Christmas celebrations across South Sudan.

Duration:00:29:59