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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

7/19/2019
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Eight people were killed and several others injured today during inter clan clashes in south Sudan’s Western Lakes state; the Sudanese communist party is rejecting the recent power sharing agreement reached between military and opposition leaders; some students at the university of Juba are complaining about space at student hostels at the school

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan In Focus

7/18/2019
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The Commissioner of South Sudan’s revenue authority says he is facing difficulties in enforcing taxation laws; authorities in Western Lakes state have released six artists arrested Wednesday during a celebration of south Sudan’s 8th anniversary of independence in Rumbek; Ugandan officials say they are struggling with new influx of South Sudanese refugees in northern Uganda.

Duration:00:29:59

South Sudan In Focus

7/17/2019
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Sudan’s military and opposition leaders sign a power-sharing deal that rotates control of a sovereign council for a little over three years; seven people including a U.N. peacekeeper were killed in Abyei when unknown gunmen attacked a local market; some civil servants in South Sudan say it’s difficult to keep their children in school.

Duration:00:29:59

South Sudan in Focus

7/16/2019
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The editor-in-chief of an Arabic newspaper is blocked from travelling at Juba International Airport; the U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan hears from both parties of Sudan's power-sharing agreement; and health facilities face a blood shortage across South Sudan.

Duration:00:29:45

South Sudan In Focus

7/15/2019
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Eastern Lakes state authorities have arrested journalist John Agok Awel; some foreign envoys in South Sudan are asking authorities Yei River state to work with rebel groups to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus; Sudanese activities are calling on military and opposition leaders to open the political space for women.

Duration:00:30:00

South In Focus

7/12/2019
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Rebel leader General Thomas Cirillo Sawka says the prospects for stability in South Sudan are very slim; SPLM IO leader Riek Machar agrees to a face-to-face meeting with President Salva Kiir in Juba; Norway’s outgoing ambassador to South Sudan says the parties to the revitalized peace deal have done little to demonstrate they will be ready to form a transitional government of national unity by November.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus

7/11/2019
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Sudanese celebrate restored internet access in the country; Norway, Germany and Sweden donate millions of dollars to fund new development projects in South Sudan; and women activists call for laws that protect school girls in Yei River State.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus

7/10/2019
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South Sudan's finance minister unveils the upcoming fiscal year budget; the health ministry cracks down on skin bleaching products sold in Juba; and Sudan's military council donates sorghum to help alleviate widespread food insecurity across South Sudan.

Duration:00:30:05

South Sudan in Focus

7/9/2019
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President Salva Kiir pardons fifteen inmates serving out their sentences in a South Sudan prison; the U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan calls on opposition and government leaders to set aside their differences and work towards peace; and South Sudan's information minister allocates money towards government workers' salaries and pre-transitional activities.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus

7/8/2019
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A former Congolese rebel leader is convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity; civil society activists call on President Salva Kiir to provide updates on the progress in implementing the revitalized peace deal; and Sudan's military and opposition leaders finalize a power-sharing draft agreement.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus

7/5/2019
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Sudan's transitional military council and opposition leaders agree to form a civilian government; the governor of Northern Liech State apologizes for blocking talks on the revitalized peace agreement; and health officials encourage South Sudanese to remain on high alert to the threat of Ebola.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus

7/4/2019
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South Sudanese lawmakers react to restrictions on their freedom of speech; two rival law groups in Juba remain at odds over leadership of the South Sudan Bar Association; and the head of South Sudan's monitoring body says implementation of the ceasefire agreement will likely to fall behind schedule.

Duration:00:29:50

South Sudan In Focus

7/2/2019
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A Lawmaker at the East African Legislative Assembly questions the attendance record of South Sudan’s minister for trade, industry and East African Affairs at the regional bloc’s parliamentary sessions; Sudanese opposition call for mass protests; a South Sudanese journalist goes into hiding.

Duration:00:29:55

South Sudan In Focus

7/2/2019
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A Lawmaker at the East African Legislative Assembly questions the attendance record of South Sudan’s minister for trade, industry and East African Affairs; Sudanese opposition call for mass protests; a South Sudanese journalist has gone into hiding for fear of his life.

Duration:00:29:56

South Sudan in Focus

6/28/2019
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Western Lakes authorities say four people were killed and six injured in inter-communal fighting; thousands of South Sudanese soldiers stationed in cantonment sites lack basic necessities; and the U.S. Embassy in South Sudan responds to the sentencing of peace activist Peter Biar Ajak.

South Sudan in Focus

6/25/2019
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The South Sudan Civil Society Alliance asks for more transparency in pre-transitional activities of the revitalized peace deal; University of Juba students raise concerns over police harassment on campus; and panelists at the U.S. Institute of Peace continue their discussion on the future of South Sudan.

South Sudan in Focus

6/24/2019
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Ethiopia's army chief of staff is killed in a failed coup attempt; the European Commission donates millions of dollars in humanitarian aid to South Sudan; and panelists at the U.S. Institute of Peace discuss South Sudan's future.

South Sudan in Focus

6/21/2019
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The South Sudan government dispatches a team to mediate between Sudan’s military leaders and the opposition; South Sudan’s finance minister is questioned about oil revenue in the country; and the World Health Organization tracks the slow progress of eliminating Hepatitis B infections in Africa.

South Sudan in Focus

6/20/2019
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On ‘World Refugee Day,’ some South Sudanese refugees lack the documentation to gain access to banking services; South Sudanese lawmakers block a budget presentation in protest over unpaid public salaries; and the South Sudan Council of Churches denounces the stigmatization of sexual assault victims.