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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.

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English


Episodes

South Sudan in Focus - December 13, 2018

12/13/2018
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The United States government revives its funding policy towards South Sudan; the governor of Boma State hands over three children and over forty heads of cattle to officials in Jonglei State; and secondary students in Juba apply their knowledge of chemistry to produce soap for washing clothes.

Duration:00:30:05

South Sudan in Focus - December 12, 2018

12/12/2018
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Yei River State residents say the South Sudan People’s Defense Forces and the SPLA-IO should vacate all spaces occupied by men in uniform during the conflict; landlords accuse UNMISS of trespassing on private land; and a union of journalists pulls out of the Media Development Association in South Sudan.

Duration:00:30:01

South Sudan in Focus - December 11, 2018

12/11/2018
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Sudan’s new peace envoy to South Sudan says his country will help monitor the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement; a civil society group questions the mayor of Bor over his failure to resettle families whose homes were destroyed; and male and female midwives and nurses graduate in Juba, and commit to addressing maternal mortality issues in South Sudan.

Duration:00:29:59

South Sudan in Focus - December 10, 2018

12/10/2018
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The Juba-based Sudd Institute organizes a public lecture on governance and stability in South Sudan; and a former South Sudanese refugee is recognized as a ‘Global Gaming Citizen’ at the 2018 Game Awards ceremony in the United States.

Duration:00:30:37

South Sudan in Focus - December 07, 2018

12/7/2018
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U.N. human rights experts say some South Sudanese military leaders are responsible for committing atrocities across the country; a new campaign raises awareness about women's rights; and a civil society activist calls for an investigation into missing funds allocated for teacher salaries.

Duration:00:29:53

South Sudan in Focus - December 06, 2018

12/6/2018
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Human rights lawyers file a lawsuit against the government of South Sudan; ambassadors in South Sudan call for laws that prohibit gender-based violence in the country; and South Sudanese struggle to make the shift from Arabic to English, the official language of South Sudan.

Duration:00:30:04

South Sudan in Focus - December 05, 2018

12/5/2018
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The South Sudan Opposition Alliance disintegrates into two factions; UNMISS condemns attacks on women and girls in the town of Bentiu; and gunshot wounds and snake bites are deemed the two main causes of disabilities in South Sudan.

Duration:00:29:53

South Sudan in Focus - December 04, 2018

12/4/2018
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China signs South Sudan’s revitalized peace deal; a joint African Union and United Nations peacekeeping mission cuts operations in Darfur because of improved security in the region; and overjoyed residents celebrate restored electricity in Bor and the end of a six year blackout.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - December 03, 2018

12/3/2018
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The South Sudan government says it will pay back the millions of U.S. dollars it still owes to the government of Sudan; and health officials say HIV infections across South Sudan have dropped since last year.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan In Focus - November 30, 2018

11/30/2018
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The former minister of national security and head of the South Sudan army says he won’t go back to Juba. Former SPLM detainee Oyai Deng Ajack says he doesn’t trust President Kiir to implement the September peace deal; Boma state officials say armed youths killed 3 government soldiers while they were escorting Governor Yau Yau to recover stolen cattle from Jonglei state.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan In Focus - November 29, 2018

11/29/2018
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The Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements, Monitoring Mechanism the body tasked with monitoring South Sudan’s permanent ceasefire, says there has been a significant improvement in the way the warring parties are observing the ceasefire; a new report by the London-based Conflict Armament Research accuses Uganda of diverting European-made weapons into South Sudan

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - November 28, 2018

11/28/2018
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Human rights activists say the alleged illegal detention of a high-profile businessman violates South Sudan laws; Egyptian officials express concern about South Sudan’s instability; and leaders call on South Sudanese to be educated on women’s rights.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - November 27, 2018

11/27/2018
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The South Sudan government announces a three-year development plan for the country; Jonglei State authorities impose a curfew in the capital, Bor; and the former SPLM-IO governor of Kapoeta State urges President Kiir to pardon political detainees being held in Juba.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - November 26, 2018

11/26/2018
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The SPLM-IO calls on IGAD to allow Riek Machar to freely participate in implementing the revitalized peace agreement; signatories are behind schedule in carrying out portions of the peace deal; and the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross in South Sudan says the peace agreement will reunite thousands of children with their families.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - November 23, 2018

11/23/2018
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Unknown gunmen attack a commercial vehicle on Juba-Bor road; South Africa agrees to invest in South Sudan’s oil industry; and the South Sudan government postpones secondary school certificate exams.

Duration:00:29:57

South Sudan in Focus - November 22, 2018

11/22/2018
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A senior U.N. official in South Sudan says security has improved in parts of the country; the Dutch government gives their pledge of financial support to South Sudan; and civil society activists urge the government to uphold the interests of South Sudanese communities.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - November 21, 2018

11/21/2018
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South Sudanese living in Australia hope to elect a candidate who will defend their South Sudanese community; South Sudan appeals to petroleum companies to invest in its oil fields; and medical personnel at a Jonglei State hospital go on strike over unpaid salaries.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - November 20, 2018

11/20/2018
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A policy analyst advises companies to think twice before signing oil contracts with South Sudan; a journalist and author explains why history must not be forgotten in solving South Sudan’s problems; and a close look at pneumonia cases in South Sudan.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - November 19, 2018

11/19/2018
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Eight local chiefs are arrested in connection with recent killings of police officers in Bor; a senior church leader calls on South Sudanese to welcome foreigners into the country; and a girl’s soccer tournament promotes peace in South Sudan.

Duration:00:30:03

South Sudan in Focus - November 16, 2018

11/16/2018
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The United States cuts hundreds of troops from its operations in Africa; one in three people in Somalia are affected by mental illness; and botanical craft gins liven up taste buds in South Africa.

Duration:00:30:01