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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 - June 20, 2018

6/20/2018
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President Salva Kiir and former First Vice President Riek Machar arrive in Addis Ababa to meet face-to-face; residents in Juba hope a meeting between the two leaders will restore peace in South Sudan; and on World Refugee Day, an entrepreneur from Sudan says his experience as a refugee has helped him develop the skills needed to run a successful company.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - June 19, 2018

6/19/2018
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President Salva Kiir and former First Vice-President Riek Machar are set to meet in Addis Ababa; the Heads of Mission in nine western counties call on warring parties to stop using sexual violence as a tactic of war; and a British charity distributes reusable sanitary pads to refugees in Uganda’s Arua District.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - June 18, 2018

6/18/2018
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A spokesperson for the SPLM-IO expects opposition leader Riek Machar to meet with President Salva Kiir for face-to-face talks; SPLM-IO rebels welcome a push by the U.S. government to freeze assets of leaders fueling the conflict in South Sudan; and Uganda’s Ministry of Gender and Youth Affairs work with police to place homeless children into government centers.

Duration:00:29:59

South Sudan in Focus - June 15, 2018

6/15/2018
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The South Sudan government says it is no longer interested in a meeting between President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar; civil society groups petition lawmakers to do more to end the conflict in South Sudan; and Egypt suffers a 1-0 loss against Uruguay in their World Cup opening match.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - June 14, 2018

6/14/2018
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Unidentified gunmen attack a fleet of small boats on the River Nile; South Sudanese farmers expect a good harvest, but worry about the falling price of agricultural produce; and thousands of pregnant girls and adolescent mothers across Africa are banned or discouraged from attending school.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - June 13, 2018

6/13/2018
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SPLM-IO chairman Riek Machar and President Salva Kiir agree to meet in Addis Ababa; President Kiir sends dozens of police generals into retirement; and UNHCR officials address concerns of statelessness in South Sudan.

Duration:00:29:59

South Sudan in Focus - June 12, 2018

6/12/2018
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The United States calls on Uganda and Kenya to stop the flow of corrupt South Sudanese investments from entering their countries; the head of the SPLM former detainees says peace must be restored before the Arusha agreement is implemented; and Pope Francis is set to open the Vatican’s first permanent embassy in South Sudan.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan In Focus - June 11, 2018

6/11/2018
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A Horn of Africa expert says as much as the Bashir administration would like it to happen in Khartoum, a meeting between President Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar will likely take place in Ethiopia or Kenya. And South Sudan’s Central Bank plans to print a 500 Pound note so South Sudanese no longer have to carry around bulky cash, but a Sudd Institute analyst says the move won’t help solve the country’s economic crisis.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan In Focus - June 08, 2018

6/8/2018
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Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga met with South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar in South Africa in an attempt to iron out the differences between President Salva Kiir and his former deputy. But the leader of the National Democratic Movement says the Machar/Kiir meeting will not end the conflict in South Sudan. Lam Akol says President Kiir is the main obstacle blocking the road to peace.

Duration:00:29:59

South Sudan In Focus - June 07, 2018

6/7/2018
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The new U.S. ambassador to South Sudan Thomas Hushek says the U.S. wants to see peace restored after four-and-a-half years of fighting and denies accusations from the Kiir administration that the United States wants a regime change in the country; and also the French group Doctors Without Borders says there has been a rise in attacks on civilians in Leer and Mayendit Counties of South Sudan, forcing thousands to flee for their lives.

Duration:00:29:59

South Sudan in Focus - June 06, 2018

6/6/2018
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The U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan calls for restored peace in the country; President Salva Kiir confirms his willingness to meet with rebel leader Riek Machar; and South Sudanese church leaders in Australia express alarm over the number of South Sudanese youth serving time in Australia’s prisons.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - June 05, 2018

6/5/2018
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The former Prime Minister of Kenya launches an initiative to help resolve the South Sudan conflict; Congolese refugees in Yei River State live in fear amid violence in the region; and South Sudanese officials mark World Environment Day with the theme, “Together We Can Stop Plastic Pollution.”

Duration:00:29:59

South Sudan In Focus - June 04, 2018

6/4/2018
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Rebel leader General Paul Malong warns President Salva Kiir to stop spreading false accusations against rebel group leaders; unidentified gunmen kill a student at a U.N. protection site in Juba; and enrollment in South Sudan’s primary and secondary schools improve despite the country’s ongoing conflict.

Duration:00:29:44

South Sudan in Focus - June 01, 2018

6/1/2018
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Human Rights Watch embraces the U.N. Security Council decision to extend sanctions on South Sudan; the IGAD Council of Ministers considers the participation of rebel leader Riek Machar in the peace process; and residents in the Greater Bahr el Ghazal and Equatoria regions are warned of heavy rains and flash floods during this rainy season.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - May 31, 2018

5/31/2018
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IGAD recommends a face-to-face meeting between President Salva Kiir and former First Vice-President Riek Machar; unidentified gunmen kill two civilians in an attack along the Yei-Kaya road in Mugwo County; and South Sudanese living with HIV/AIDS hope a new U.N.-sponsored program will help combat the disease.

Duration:00:29:59

South Sudan in Focus - May 30, 2018

5/30/2018
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President Salva Kiir calls on Ethiopian leaders to oppose U.S. sanctions on South Sudan; the British charity OXFAM lobbies for urgent action to prevent famine-scale hunger from reaching South Sudan; and an Ebola patient in neighboring Democratic of Congo is cured of the disease and released from a Bikoro hospital.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - May 29, 2018

5/29/2018
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A senior South Sudanese official accuses the United States of pushing for regime change in South Sudan; the head of UNMISS says South Sudan’s leaders much show more political will to restore lasting peace in the country; and businessmen and farmers discuss ways to expand the pork industry in Uganda.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - May 28, 2018

5/28/2018
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The United States proposes U.N. sanctions against several senior South Sudanese officials; a new draft proposal implicates five South Sudanese leaders for fueling the conflict in South Sudan; and police in Uganda's West Nile District educate South Sudanese refugees on Ugandan rules and regulations.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - May 24, 2018

5/24/2018
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The United States, Britain and Norway call for sanctions to be implemented against corruption in South Sudan; lawmakers in Jonglei State pass a vote to impeach Minister Thon Simon; and South Sudanese artists in Uganda showcase their talents to help promote peace in South Sudan.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - May 23, 2018

5/23/2018
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Delegates in Addis Ababa reject IGAD’s peace proposal despite efforts between the warring parties to find common ground; the South Sudan army accuses rebels loyal to Riek Machar of attacking government positions in Southern Liech State; and civilians in Yei River State’s Mukaya County escape from violence without water or food.

Duration:00:30:00