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South Sudan in Focus

A 30-minute weekday program covering rapidly changing developments in the new nation of South Sudan and the region.
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20 Episodes

South Sudan in Focus - May 16, 2022

The United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei says it's concerned about a surge in criminal incidents within the Area in the past two weeks; Ugandan traders in South Sudan complain that immigration officials continue to harass and extort money from them in disregard for the East African Common Market…
16 May 2022 29 min

South Sudan in Focus - May 13, 2022

President Salva Kiir's security advisor, Tut Kew Gatluak, and a South Sudanese delegation are in Khartoum to discuss with Sudanese officials the progress made so far in implementing the October 2020 Juba Peace Agreement; The United States Embassy in Juba is calling on the South Sudan government to remove the…
13 May 2022 29 min

South Sudan in Focus - May 12, 2022

At least 20 people are reported killed, scores of others injured, and thousands displaced following an attack by unidentified gunmen on a cattle camp in Mugali payam of South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria State on Wednesday; The resistance committees of Khartoum State have signed a political charter dubbed 'Charter for the…
12 May 2022 29 min

South Sudan in Focus - May 11, 2022

Health officials in South Sudan report an increase in meningitis cases in Northern Bahr al Ghazal State; A new report by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) says cases of conflict-related sexual violence more than doubled between January and March compared to the same period last year; Authorities…
11 May 2022 29 min

South Sudan in Focus - May 10, 2022

Health ministry officials in South Sudan have declared a cholera outbreak in Rubkona County of the country’s Unity State; The United Nations has donated 19 million US dollars to help communities in South Sudan prepare for severe flooding expected during the rainy season; Educational officials in the Kreinik locality of…
10 May 2022 29 min

South Sudan in Focus - May 09, 2022

The United States embassy in South Sudan is calling on South Sudanese leaders to create a conducive environment for the general elections expected to take place next year; Democratic Republic of Congo President, Felix Tshisekedi, has vowed to spearhead efforts to have an arms embargo imposed on South Sudan lifted;…
9 May 2022 29 min

South Sudan in Focus - May 06, 2022

A Juba-based economic analyst says South Sudan will continue to experience a protracted economic crisis following an announcement by the country’s finance minister that South Sudan’s crude oil has been sold up to 2027; Police in the Northern Bahr al Ghazal State capital, Aweil say they are interrogating three Sudanese…
6 May 2022 30 min

South Sudan in Focus - May 05, 2022

Authorities in Duk County of South Sudan’s Jonglei State say at least 13 people were killed and several others injured in a fresh attack in the area; Local authorities in Eastern Equatoria State say suspected armed cattle keepers kidnapped eleven men from the Gaji area of Mugali Payam; Some women…
5 May 2022 29 min

South Sudan in Focus - May 04, 2022

Internally Displaced Persons in South Sudan say they continue to live in fear for their security despite the government’s call for reconciliation in the country; Authorities in Magwi County of South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria state say nearly 900 families have been displaced from their homes in Mugali Payam following an…
4 May 2022 29 min

South Sudan in Focus - May 03, 2022

The U.S. Embassy in South Sudan has expressed concern about the state of press freedom in the country as journalists face censorship, intimidation, and extralegal suspension of media outlets at a critical time in the implementation of the 2018 peace agreement; South Sudanese journalists in the Capital Juba say they…
3 May 2022 29 min

South Sudan in Focus - May 02, 2022

Health authorities in South Sudan’s Warrap State are reporting the outbreaks of three diseases including measles, rubella and anthrax in the area; Hundreds of residents in Juba’s Gurei neighborhood have become homeless after unknown land agents demolished their houses following a land dispute; As Muslims mark the end of Ramadan…
2 May 2022 29 min

South Sudan in Focus - April 29, 2022

The Darfur Bar Association and UNICEF say at least 20 children were killed in recent inter-communal fighting in West Darfur State; A spokesperson for the SPLA-In-Opposition says a lack of political will from the main peace partners is delaying the graduation of South Sudan’s unified forces
29 Apr 2022 29 min

South Sudan in Focus - April 28, 2022

We look at challenges facing young women in ICT in South Sudan as UN Women launches the second phase of the African Girls Can Code Initiative in Dar el-Salam, Tanzania; At least four people were killed in Al Genena town of Sudan's West Darfur State last evening following what residents…
28 Apr 2022 30 min

South Sudan in Focus - April 27, 2022

The international medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Sudan has condemned the killing of three of its staff in the recent inter-communal violence in the Kreinik locality of West Darfur State; A group of church leaders in the United States and the United Kingdom as well as other organizations…
27 Apr 2022 29 min

South Sudan in Focus - April 26, 2022

A body monitoring South Sudan’s ceasefire says the recent fighting in Unity and Upper Nile States between some of the parties to the 2018 revitalized peace agreement is undermining efforts to achieve a permanent ceasefire; The High Court in Juba has sentenced a catholic priest and three others to varying…
26 Apr 2022 29 min

South Sudan in Focus - April 25, 2022

200 people are reported killed and tens of thousands displaced in inter-communal clashes between Arab nomads and local farmers in Kreinik locality of West Darfur State over the weekend; The Norwegian Refugee Council in Sudan is calling on parties involved in renewed violence in Kreinik town of West Darfur to…
25 Apr 2022 29 min

South Sudan in Focus - April 22, 2022

Authorities in the Abyei Special Administrative Area say thousands of people displaced from their homes by recent inter-communal violence are in dire need of humanitarian assistance; Some residents of the Sudanese capital Khartoum have welcomed a decision taken by Khartoum State authorities to regulate the use of motorbikes in a…
22 Apr 2022 29 min

South Sudan in Focus - April 21, 2022

Residents of the South Sudan capital, Juba, say commodity--and especially food-- prices have increased rapidly over the past few days making it difficult for families to survive; More than one thousand oilfield workers in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State have gone on strike accusing their employer, DAR Petroleum Operating Company…
21 Apr 2022 29 min

South Sudan in Focus - April 20, 2022

The Editor–in–Chief of The Juba Monitor has been arrested for allegedly defying a court order suspending the newspaper's publication over allegations of malpractice; The United Nations World Food Program in Sudan says more than 18 million people are likely to face acute food insecurity by September 2022 due to a…
20 Apr 2022 29 min

South Sudan in Focus - April 19, 2022

The South Sudan People’s Defense Force and the SPLA-In-Opposition are trading accusations following renewed clashes between the two over the weekend; The U.N. Secretary General' special envoy to the Horn of Africa, Hanna Tetteh, has expressed concern over the recent violence in the disputed Abyei region and urged Sudanese and…
19 Apr 2022 29 min