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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 - February 23, 2018

2/23/2018
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A U.N. Human Rights Commission report identifies top military officials who may have committed war crimes in South Sudan; a South African citizen is sentenced to death by hanging for crimes again the South Sudan government; and a refugee who competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics shares what it was like to compete on the world's biggest stage.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - February 22, 2018

2/22/2018
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A new U.N. report identifies the South Sudan government for continued media censorship and restrictions on freedom of expression; the Anglican church joins the Vatican in prayers for peace in South Sudan; and a South Sudanese lawyer and coffee seller explains why a cup of coffee can help connect people all across the globe.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - February 21, 2018

2/21/2018
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Civil society activists call for more pressure on South Sudan’s warring parties to end the conflict ahead of the next phase of peace talks; Kenya warns its citizens not to travel to areas of South Sudan affected by the conflict; and the governor of Jonglei State orders citizens living in U.N. protection sites to allow internally displaced persons to return to their homes.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan In Focus - February 20, 2018

2/20/2018
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A new proposal for a power sharing government was tabled at the high level revitalization forum peace talks for South Sudan; and an official of the National Dialogue Steering Committee has joined a chorus of voices calling on President Salva Kiir to pardon Riek Machar's spokesman James Gatdet Dak.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - February 19, 2018

2/19/2018
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Catholic church leaders and civil society activists in Juba express disappointment with the outcome of negotiations at the high-level revitalization forum; political analysts in South Sudan say government and opposition groups must compromise on governance and security sector reforms; and a Bor State hospital admits more than 400 people for suspected food poisoning.

Duration:00:29:59

South Sudan in Focus - February 16, 2018

2/16/2018
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South Sudan peace talks in Addis Ababa adjourn without an agreement in place to restore peace in the country; South Sudanese advocates begin work to provide counseling and health services for freed child soldiers; and U.N. and education officials launch a “back to learning” campaign to help re-open dozens of schools in Kapeota State.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - February 15, 2018

2/15/2018
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Activists at the high-level revitalization forum appeal to South Sudanese warring parties to make concessions on their political differences; a South African national could face the death penalty if found guilty on charges that include conspiracy against the South Sudan government; and religious leaders in South Sudan say peace deal violations will continue unless the country’s security sector is reformed.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - February 14, 2018

2/14/2018
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South Sudanese activists call on President Salva Kiir to cancel the death sentencing for Riek Machar's spokesperson; residents in the Abyei region complain about the skyrocketing price of essential commodities; and authorities abolish the homes of hundreds of Bor residents to make way for road construction.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - February 13, 2018

2/13/2018
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The IGAD-led high-level revitalization forum faces challenges in reviving the collapsed 2015 peace deal; a United States congresswoman says U.S. arms restrictions may not be enough to end hostilities in South Sudan; and eyewitnesses say hundreds of Mukaya county residents have fled their homes amid fighting between warring parties.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - February 12, 2018

2/12/2018
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Opposition groups walk out during talks at the high-level revitalization forum in Addis Ababa; Riek Machar’s former spokesman is sentenced to death by a high court judge; and an attack in Bor West County leaves four people dead and five more injured.

Duration:00:29:59

South Sudan in Focus - February 09, 2018

2/9/2018
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Government officials in Addis Ababa decline to sign a Declaration of Principles agreement; the South Sudan government cracks down on the black market in Juba; and police in Yei River State arrest two officers suspected of killing a woman in Lainya County.

Duration:00:29:59

South Sudan in Focus - February 08, 2018

2/8/2018
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A Jonglei State official says more than a dozen people were killed in inter-communal fighting in Bor South County; health officials in South Sudan announce the country is cholera-free; and the Central Bank of South Sudan aims to regulate devaluation of the South Sudanese pound.

Duration:00:29:59

South Sudan in Focus - February 07, 2018

2/7/2018
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A new report chronicles two years of human rights abuses committed by security agents across South Sudan; armed groups release more than 300 child soldiers in Yambio; and scholars across Europe study thousands of artifacts that help paint a picture of Southern Sudan’s history.

Duration:00:29:58

South Sudan in Focus - February 06, 2018

2/6/2018
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Hundreds of South Sudanese march in Juba to protest U.S. arms restrictions on South Sudan; angry youth involved in the protest injure at least two foreign journalists; and a Human Rights Watch report accuses government and rebel forces of continuing to recruit child soldiers.

Duration:00:29:27

South Sudan in Focus - February 05, 2018

2/5/2018
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South Sudanese stakeholders meet in Addis Ababa to kick off the second phase of the high-level revitalization forum; South Sudan recalls its ambassador to the United States; and South Sudan’s former army chief of staff says he will not return to Juba.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan in Focus - February 02, 2018

2/2/2018
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The United States government imposes restrictions on arms transfers to South Sudan; South Sudan’s government spokesperson Michael Makuei says the arms embargo will hurt the government’s ability to defend itself; and traders in Juba protest a new tax hike on local businesses.

Duration:00:29:58

South Sudan in Focus - February 01, 2018

2/1/2018
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Civil society activists call on South Sudan’s warring parties to adhere to the cessation of hostilities agreement; and the International Organization for Migration asks for millions of dollars to provide life-saving assistance for displaced South Sudanese.

Duration:00:29:59

South Sudan in Focus - January 31, 2018

1/31/2018
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Activists in the diaspora hope to be included in the upcoming high-level revitalization forum in Addis Ababa; victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence receive free counseling in Yei Town; and hundreds of South Sudanese youth promote National Unity Day in Juba.

Duration:00:29:59

South Sudan In Focus - January 30, 2018

1/30/2018
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A U.S Diplomat in South Sudan is advising the youth to learn from the horrors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide and work to build a united South Sudan; the U.N Secretary General's Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide says South Sudanese leaders have no other option but to end the violence in the country.

Duration:00:30:00

South Sudan In Focus - January 29, 2018

1/29/2018
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The United States, The United Kingdom and Norway say they are concerned about the continued recruitment of child soldiers by parties on both sides of the conflict in South Sudan; the U.N. Secretary General Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide Adama Dieng is intensifying the U.N's call for an end to the violence in South Sudan.

Duration:00:29:59

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