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South Sudan In Focus

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South Sudan in Focus airs at 7:30 pm in Juba (1630 UTC) and can be heard on FM stations throughout South Sudan, on shortwave, and on VOA’s 24-hour channel in Nairobi at 8:30 pm. The program is hosted by John Tanza in Washington D.C., and a network of reporters around South Sudan and in Washington produce the stories that are heard on South Sudan in Focus. Contact Us Email: sudanproject@voanews.com Telephone: To leave a message for the program staff, call +1.202.205.9942. After you hear the VOA identification, press 97 and then leave your message after the tone. Speak clearly and provide your name and location. We might use your comments in our program! Shortwave Frequencies 9675, 11655, 13800 Affiliate Stations Liberty 88.7 FM (Juba) Liberty 90.0 FM (Yei) Maridi 89.0 FM (Maridi) Yambio 90.0 FM (Yambio) V.O.P 97.0 FM (Juba) Radio Jonglei 95.9 FM (Bor) Bentiu FM 99.0/ MW 558 Kilohertz Radio Malakal FM 105 (Malakal) Radio Wau MW/AM 271 (Wau)

South Sudan in Focus airs at 7:30 pm in Juba (1630 UTC) and can be heard on FM stations throughout South Sudan, on shortwave, and on VOA’s 24-hour channel in Nairobi at 8:30 pm. The program is hosted by John Tanza in Washington D.C., and a network of reporters around South Sudan and in Washington produce the stories that are heard on South Sudan in Focus. Contact Us Email: sudanproject@voanews.com Telephone: To leave a message for the program staff, call +1.202.205.9942. After you hear the VOA identification, press 97 and then leave your message after the tone. Speak clearly and provide your name and location. We might use your comments in our program! Shortwave Frequencies 9675, 11655, 13800 Affiliate Stations Liberty 88.7 FM (Juba) Liberty 90.0 FM (Yei) Maridi 89.0 FM (Maridi) Yambio 90.0 FM (Yambio) V.O.P 97.0 FM (Juba) Radio Jonglei 95.9 FM (Bor) Bentiu FM 99.0/ MW 558 Kilohertz Radio Malakal FM 105 (Malakal) Radio Wau MW/AM 271 (Wau)

Location:

Washington, DC

Networks:

VOA

Description:

South Sudan in Focus airs at 7:30 pm in Juba (1630 UTC) and can be heard on FM stations throughout South Sudan, on shortwave, and on VOA’s 24-hour channel in Nairobi at 8:30 pm. The program is hosted by John Tanza in Washington D.C., and a network of reporters around South Sudan and in Washington produce the stories that are heard on South Sudan in Focus. Contact Us Email: sudanproject@voanews.com Telephone: To leave a message for the program staff, call +1.202.205.9942. After you hear the VOA identification, press 97 and then leave your message after the tone. Speak clearly and provide your name and location. We might use your comments in our program! Shortwave Frequencies 9675, 11655, 13800 Affiliate Stations Liberty 88.7 FM (Juba) Liberty 90.0 FM (Yei) Maridi 89.0 FM (Maridi) Yambio 90.0 FM (Yambio) V.O.P 97.0 FM (Juba) Radio Jonglei 95.9 FM (Bor) Bentiu FM 99.0/ MW 558 Kilohertz Radio Malakal FM 105 (Malakal) Radio Wau MW/AM 271 (Wau)

Language:

English


Episodes

South Sudan in Focus

1/18/2021
The governor of West Darfur declares a state of emergency following weekend attacks in the state capital, El Ginena; Boda Boda Association officials are accused of blackmailing motor bike taxi operators in Juba; and in Jonglei State, doctors in Bor express concern over the number of women giving birth through caesarean section.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus

1/15/2021
Several people are killed during a road ambush in Tonj County; Central Equatoria State residents accuse some South Sudan senior military officers of land grabbing in Mangala Payam; and President Salva Kiir's security advisor travels to Khartoum to meet with Sudan's transitional government.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus

1/14/2021
Tensions build over a disputed area along the Sudan-Ethiopia border; residents and activists in Bor criticize the Jonglei State governor for his absence from office; and Ugandans begin casting their votes in the country's hotly contested presidential election.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus

1/11/2021
A South Sudan military chopper crashes in Lakes States; some South Sudanese in Juba call for civilian disarmament to restore lasting peace in the area; and the break down of a water supply station leaves Bor Town residents struggling to find clean drinking water.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan In Focus

1/8/2021
Sudan agrees to normalize relations with Israel; three people in Upper Nile State are killed during clashes between civilians and armed men suspected to be members of the SPLA-IO; and the World Health Organization says drastic measures must be taken to control the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Duration:00:29:58

South Sudan in Focus

1/7/2021
The U.S. Secretary of the Treasury visits Sudan and signs two agreements with the transitional government; Sudanese education officials reiterate the need for a new curriculum to match changes in the country; and hotel and apartment owners in Juba ask for millions of dollars to pay outstanding bills towards accommodations for government officials.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus

1/6/2021
More than one hundred Sudanese judges protest a government decision to dismantle institutions linked to former president Omar al-Bashir; women's rights activists urge the Jonglei State government to do more to protect women and girls; and South Africa's medical community expresses concern that the coronavirus vaccine may not be fully effective against the new variant circulating the country.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus

1/5/2021
Church leaders and civil society activists in Central Equatoria State mediate inter-communal conflicts sparked by cattle raiding and political differences; more than 56-thousand Ethiopian refugees have fled ongoing fighting in the Tigray region since early November; and Nigeria struggles to contain a new variant of coronavirus in the second wave of the pandemic.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus

1/4/2021
Some Juba Town residents say they are being harassed by police stationed at checkpoints around the area; the wife of a murdered Sudanese businessman calls on authorities to arrest her husband's killers; and in Kenya, parents and teachers express concern about schools reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus

1/1/2021
The archbishop of the Anglican Church in South Sudan says lack of trust among signatories is delaying implementation of the 2018 peace agreement; some South Sudanese are calling 2020 the most difficult year of their lives; and citizens in Sudan commemorate the second anniversary of protests that led to the overthrow of former president Omar al-Bashir.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus

12/31/2020
Health workers in South Sudan threaten to walk off the job due to unpaid incentives and poor working conditions; Ugandan presidential challenger Bobi Wine is arrested during a campaign stop in the country's Kalangala District; and two popular South Sudanese musicians discuss the importance of music as an agent for change.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus

12/30/2020
Ten people are killed and six others wounded during inter-communal fighting in Warrap State; more than twenty young South Sudanese suffer injures following a platform collapse at a weekend peace concert; and South Africa is placed on lockdown as the country battles a second wave of coronavirus infections.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus

12/29/2020
The people of Sudan demand justice for a man who died after being detained by Rapid Support Forces in Khartoum; more than a dozen people are killed during a renewed clash between two communities in Sudan's South Darfur state; and in South Sudan, tensions run high in the area of Tonj Town following an attack that left one person dead and six others wounded.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus

12/28/2020
President Salva Kiir's former longtime legal advisor, Telar Deng, dies after contracting the coronavirus; health experts in South Sudan condemn a weekend peace concert that violated COVID-19 protocols; and some South Sudanese leave their refugee camps in Uganda and the DRC to celebrate Christmas with relatives back home.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus

12/25/2020
Religious leaders in South Sudan call on peace partners to implement the country's 2018 peace agreement; some Juba residents say their hopes for living in a dream house are quickly fading due to the high price of construction; and some South Sudanese prefer dining at their favorite restaurant instead of at home during the Christmas season.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus

12/24/2020
A Sudanese woman says her life is in danger because of her decision to marry a man from South Sudan; South Sudanese police see an increase in road accidents in the capital, Juba; and some churches in Sudan suspend midnight prayer services to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus

12/23/2020
Former state employees in Wau take their salaries by force after a top office administrator refused to pay them; a church leader in South Sudan accuses the national army of attacking civilians in Central Equatoria State; and South Sudanese sports experts call for the use of magnetic resonance imaging machines after players on the Under-17 national team fail MRI doping tests.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus

12/22/2020
The former British ambassador to South Sudan says the international community must apply more pressure to speed up implementation of the 2018 peace deal; civil society organizations in Sudan track the progress of the peace agreement signed between armed groups and the transitional government; and doctors in Kenya join a nation-wide strike against inadequate pay and lack of protective equipment to treat COVID-19.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus

12/21/2020
Thousands of Sudanese protesters call on the government to implement the promises that were made during the transitional period; spiritual leaders and the ruling SPLM party engage in a land dispute around a church compound in Juba; and Warrap Town residents say they live in fear due to insecurity in the area.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus

12/18/2020
U.N. agencies call for immediate humanitarian access to South Sudanese communities facing acute food insecurity; a Sudanese national is sentenced to ten years in prison for the rape of a minor in South Sudan; and health ministry officials work to trace contacts of an airline passenger who landed in Juba after testing positive for COVID-19.

Duration:00:30:00