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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 - August 21, 2018

8/21/2018
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Civil society leaders at talks in Khartoum appeal to the South Sudan warring parties to build trust and prepare to sign the revitalized peace agreement; authorities release renowned scholar Jok Madut Jok from Juba Central Prison; and health workers provide assistance to fellow South Sudanese refugees living at a settlement camp in Uganda’s Moyo District.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - August 20, 2018

8/20/2018
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Mediators suspend peace talks in South Sudan for the Eid al-Adha holiday; South Sudanese worry about growing instability in Uganda; and a top U.N. official calls for an end to attacks against civilians and aid workers in South Sudan.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - August 17, 2018

8/17/2018
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The South Sudan government denies issuing a counterfeit diplomatic passport to former President of the Central African Republic; the owner of the Juba City Hotel wants the killers of his manager and friend to be brought to justice; and passengers aboard a plane bound for Juba say their flight was forced to turn around midair.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - August 16, 2018

8/16/2018
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Angry youth block roads leading to a U.N. protection camp and prevent civilians from receiving humanitarian aid; South Sudanese families are attacked by machete-wielding youth in the Ugandan capital, Kampala; and an Enough Project initiative asks the U.N. to enforce a travel ban on officials accused of blocking peace in South Sudan.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - August 15, 2018

8/15/2018
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President Salva Kiir briefs governors on governmental changes following the signing of the power-sharing deal; one person is reportedly killed and more than sixty others injured in clashes at a U.N. protection site in Juba; and South Sudan lawmakers remove sales tax on sanitary pads imported into the country.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - August 14, 2018

8/14/2018
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The newly signed power-sharing agreement calls for an independent boundaries commission to help settle disputes between South Sudan states; an oil spill contaminates water and presents health risks for a Northen Liech State community in South Sudan; and the World Food Program provides assistance to internally displaced persons in parts of Yei River State.

Duration:00:29:59

South Sudan in Focus - August 13, 2018

8/13/2018
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Sudan will soon hold talks to resolve outstanding issues in the newly signed power-sharing agreement; President Salva Kiir suggests the formation of a National Army comprised of all 64 tribes in South Sudan; and South Sudanese youth at a Uganda refugee settlement camp experience a lack of opportunity to be productive members of their community.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - August 10, 2018

8/10/2018
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Residents in Yei River State call on President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar to implement the power-sharing agreement; Sudan’s ruling party selects President Omar al-Bashir to run for re-election in 2020; and bus companies suspend travel service between Uganda and South Sudan.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - August 09, 2018

8/9/2018
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President Salva Kiir decides to give amnesty to rebel leader Riek Machar and all groups who have fought to topple his government; and the U.S. ambassador to South Sudan says all sides must uphold their commitment to the newly signed power-sharing agreement.

Duration:00:29:53

South Sudan in Focus - August 08, 2018

8/8/2018
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An archbishop in Central Equatoria State calls on President Kiir to unite South Sudanese regardless of their ethnic group; two National Security Service officers are arrested for smuggling dozens of elephant tusks; and South Sudanese at Rhino Settlement camp say access to clean water has greatly reduced conflicts among the refugees.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - August 07, 2018

8/7/2018
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Some opposition parties disagree with provisions in the power-sharing deal despite signing the agreement; South Sudanese living in Uganda hope warring parties put aside their differences and commit to restoring peace in South Sudan; and a World Food Program spokesperson says the agency is unable to reach some food-insecure areas in South Sudan.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - August 06, 2018

8/6/2018
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South Sudan President Salva Kiir, rebel leader Riek Machar, and opposition group representatives sign a power-sharing deal in Khartoum; thousands gather at Juba International Airport to welcome home President Kiir, and celebrate the new deal; and analysts in Juba express optimism that the agreement will bring peace and tranquility to South Sudanese citizens.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - August 03, 2018

8/3/2018
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President Salva Kiir expresses optimism that all opposition groups will sign the power-sharing deal within days; the leaders of two South Sudanese ethnic groups agree to peacefully co-exist in the Rhino settlement camp in Uganda's Arua District; and an embassy driver intends to sue the government of South Sudan for breach of contract.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan In Focus - August 02, 2018

8/2/2018
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The U.S. ambassador to South Sudan Thomas Husheck is urging the South Sudan government to immediately release civil society activist Peter Biar Ajak who was arrested last week. And some South Sudanese detained and later freed by security agents have formed the Organization for Former Political Detainees and Prisoners to fight for the rights of detained South Sudanese.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - August 01, 2018

8/1/2018
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South Sudanese women say the warring parties must reach a consensus on the power-sharing deal; South Sudanese refugees in Uganda’s West Nile District of Arua outline the challenges that could tear their communities apart; and a South Sudan Young Leaders board member calls on President Salva Kiir to respect freedom of speech in the country.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - July 31, 2018

7/31/2018
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South Sudan plans to resume oil production in the former Unity State; thousands of South Sudanese are forced out of their fishing village in Bor County; and the secretary-general of the South Sudan Civil Society Alliance escapes to Uganda after claiming his life is in danger.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - July 30, 2018

7/30/2018
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Former detainees who initially declined to initial a power-sharing deal now say they will sign the agreement; a South Sudan government delegation is expected sign the final agreement in Khartoum by the end of the week; and security agents in South Sudan detain political rights activist Peter Biar Ajak.

Duration:00:30:02

South Sudan in Focus - July 27, 2018

7/27/2018
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South Sudanese youth visit Rwanda and learn valuable lessons from genocide survivors; and Jonglei State officials ban songs believed to incite hatred and violence between different ethnic communities.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - July 26, 2018

7/26/2018
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South Sudan’s government and the main rebel group sign a power-sharing agreement, while former SPLM detainees reject the deal; South Sudan is ranked seventh among countries with a high prevalence of people living in modern slavery; and the South Sudan government condemns recent attacks on U.N. agency compounds in Upper Nile State’s Maban County.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - July 25, 2018

7/25/2018
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The spokesman for the 'South Sudan Opposition Alliance' says the latest power-sharing agreement does not address the concerns of South Sudanese people; the black market value of the South Sudanese pound gains strength against the U.S. dollar; and hundreds of lawmakers in South Sudan are each given 40 thousand dollars to buy a new car.

Duration:00:30:00