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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 - October 20, 2017

10/20/2017
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A South Sudanese army commander on trial for his role in last year's Terrain Hotel attack on aid workers dies of reported natural causes; the leader of the National Democratic Movement calls on the U.S. President to rescue South Sudan from “total collapse”; and the South Sudan Council of Churches says the upcoming forum to revitalize the peace agreement should focus on alleviating the suffering of ordinary citizens.

Duration: 00:29:59


South Sudan in Focus - October 19, 2017

10/19/2017
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South Sudan’s first kidney hospital opens in Juba; piles of garbage go uncollected for several weeks in Bor; and South Sudanese children learn the importance of hand-washing to help prevent the spread of diseases, including cholera.

Duration: 00:29:59


South Sudan in Focus - October 18, 2017

10/18/2017
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South Sudan’s civil society task force calls on IGAD to either set a specific date for revitalizing the peace deal, or hand over the mediation process; church leaders provide assistance to South Sudanese affected by food shortages; and UNICEF and partner agencies in South Sudan reunite 5,000 children with their families.

Duration: 00:30:00


South Sudan in Focus - October 17, 2017

10/17/2017
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The Inter-Government Authority on Development (IGAD) confirms Riek Machar will not attend an upcoming forum aimed at revitalizing the 2015 peace agreement; the U.S. Agency for International Development works to address widespread food shortages across South Sudan; and a South Sudanese delegation looks at new ways to diversify the country’s economy.

Duration: 00:29:57


South Sudan in Focus - October 16, 2017

10/16/2017
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A South Sudanese youth reportedly opens fire at a school in Northern Kenya, killing six people and wounding more than a dozen others; Former First Vice President Riek Machar fails to meet with members of the national dialogue steering committee for a second time; and residents in Bor call on elders to lower the price of dowry cattle.

Duration: 00:30:00


South Sudan in Focus - October 13, 2017

10/13/2017
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Foreign ministers from Ethiopia, Sudan and IGAD’s special envoy to South Sudan meet in Juba to consult with signatories of the 2015 peace deal; the Jonglei State council of ministers pass a resolution that prohibits cutting down trees to help prevent the rapid destruction of forests; and a group in Uganda initiates a tree-planting program under the theme, “Plant A Tree, Save The Future.”

Duration: 00:29:56


South Sudan in Focus - October 12, 2017

10/12/2017
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A two-day energy conference aimed at getting more oil and gas companies to invest in South Sudan wraps up in Juba; state assembly lawmakers propose dividing Jonglei into two states; and foreign nationals and South Sudanese citizens complain about poor conditions at Juba International Airport.

Duration: 00:29:59


South Sudan in Focus - October 11, 2017

10/11/2017
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Women reportedly go missing from a U.N. Protection of Civilians site in Juba; traders in Bor ask for protection of their stock after losing large amounts of inventory in nighttime robberies; and South Sudan tops the list of the ten worst countries for girls to get an education.

Duration: 00:30:00


South Sudan in Focus - October 10, 2017

10/10/2017
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Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga withdraws from the upcoming election re-run; civil society activists petition to suspend the decision that requires motorists to apply for new registration plates and drivers licenses; and South Sudanese refugees in Uganda’s West Nile region protest the reduction of monthly food rations.

Duration: 00:29:59


South Sudan in Focus - October 09, 2017

10/9/2017
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Former SPLM political detainees welcome IGAD’s decision to separately consult with South Sudanese parties to revitalize the 2015 peace deal; soldiers in Juba start their own businesses to make ends meet; and South Sudanese refugees in Uganda's Adjumani District complete vocational training courses with the hope of becoming self-reliant.

Duration: 00:29:57


South Sudan in Focus - October 06, 2017

10/6/2017
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The United States permanently lifts decades-long sanctions on Sudan; the SPLM-IO faction rejects IGAD’s decision to be consulted separately in reviving the 2015 peace agreement; and South Sudan and Uganda sign a memorandum of understanding that paves the way for Uganda to export electricity to South Sudan's border towns.

Duration: 00:30:00


South Sudan in Focus - October 05, 2017

10/5/2017
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The International Committee of the Red Cross expresses concern about deadly fighting between government forces and rebels loyal to Riek Machar in Waat; residents in Juba Town call on security forces to do more to end rampant crime in Juba neighborhoods; and teachers talk about their determination to prepare the next generation of South Sudanese for higher education.

Duration: 00:29:59


South Sudan in Focus - October 04, 2017

10/4/2017
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Fuel shortages in Juba continue to affect commuters and businesses across the capital; the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations plans a visit to Juba; and the U.N. World Food Program cuts rations for refugees in Kenya by 30 percent because of the large influx of South Sudanese refugees and insufficient funding.

Duration: 00:29:56


South Sudan in Focus - October 03, 2017

10/3/2017
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Fighting renews in Biech State between government and rebel forces loyal to Riek Machar; violators of child labor laws in Wau town risk arrest and punishment; and motorists in South Sudan are required to renew their licenses, regardless of expiration dates.

Duration: 00:30:01


South Sudan in Focus - October 02, 2017

10/2/2017
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Residents in Juba pay out-of-pocket for police protection in their Kator neighborhood; IGAD leaders schedule a forum with Riek Machar to revive the 2015 peace agreement; and a presidential spokesman says President Salva Kiir denies reports that he is lobbying for next year’s elections to be expedited.

Duration: 00:30:00


South Sudan in Focus - September 29, 2017

9/29/2017
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Ten secondary school teachers in Juba go on strike after not receiving pay for six months; South Sudanese children struggle to get an education in Ugandan settlement camps; and church leaders in South Sudan express concern over the violence and abuse taking place in the country, despite the signing of the peace agreement.

Duration: 00:29:57


South Sudan in Focus - September 28, 2017

9/28/2017
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The United Nations says gender-based violence remains very high in South Sudan; the Catholic Church offers trauma counseling to residents in Yei River State, where the rate of suicide is especially high; and officials in Uganda’s Lamwo District say an estimated two thousand unaccompanied children have crossed into Uganda from South Sudan.

Duration: 00:30:00


South Sudan in Focus - September 27, 2017

9/27/2017
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President Salva Kiir instructs South Sudan police to cooperate with the Regional Protection Force; 'Doctors Without Borders' sets up vaccination centers in Juba town to prevent the spread of cholera; and women activists in Yei River State call for sex education to be included in school curriculum.

Duration: 00:29:59


South Sudan in Focus - September 26, 2017

9/26/2017
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South Sudan President Salva Kiir calls for negotiations with the U.S. government over imposed sanctions on three South Sudanese individuals; civil servants in Juba struggle to provide for their families, and run small businesses to make ends meet; and a South Sudanese judge sues President Kiir for firing over a dozen judges who went on strike for better working conditions.

Duration: 00:29:58


South Sudan in Focus - September 25, 2017

9/25/2017
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Participants in the ‘South Sudan Great Run’ marathon raise ten million South Sudanese pounds to help feed the needy; South Sudanese in the diaspora discuss solutions to end the conflict in South Sudan; and the project ‘Girls Education in South Sudan’ (GESS) provides money to thousands of girls to encourage them to stay in school.

Duration: 00:30:00

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