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South Sudan in Focus - March 22, 2019

A senior Vatican official visits South Sudan; a Red Cross program in South Sudan helps families locate loved ones separated by the conflict; and education officials in Wau State accuse government forces of occupying schools and denying children an education.

South Sudan in Focus - March 21, 2019

A South Sudanese activist makes his first court appearance five months after being detained; South Sudan’s cabinet minister reacts to accusations that his committee is wasting money; and Jonglei State authorities suspend river transportation on the River Nile.

South Sudan in Focus - March 20, 2019

Sudd Institute founder Jok Madut Jok outlines South Sudan’s constitution, and explains how justice is administered in the country; a civil society activist says loopholes in South Sudan’s laws could allow the practice of forced marriage to continue; and a new International Monetary Fund report warns South Sudan’s worsening economy will make it tough to pay off expensive loans.

South Sudan in Focus - March 19, 2019

The head of the South Sudan National Revenue Authority blames the current uptick in revenue collection on corruption and tax evasion; South Sudanese women they are not fairly represented on local media outlets; and medical professionals express frustration over the shortage of skilled health workers in Bor.

South Sudan in Focus - March 18, 2019

Wau State authorities accuse pastoralists from Tonj State of killing at least nine people; South Sudan’s Independent Boundaries Commission holds its first meeting in Juba; and a Sudan activist inspires many for continuing to march despite losing his right hand in the protests.

South Sudan in Focus - March 15, 2019

President Salva Kiir travels to Rome to meet with Pope Francis; students in Juba are blocked from staging a demonstration to protest increased tuition fees; and a non-profit organization in Canada offers a trauma healing program for survivors of South Sudan's civil war.

South Sudan in Focus - March 14, 2019

A co-author of a new crisis group report calls the South Sudan peace deal an unfinished product that may require revisions; South Sudan’s defense minister releases an action plan to end sexual violence; and Ethiopia Airlines continues to fly into and out of South Sudan's capital, Juba.

South Sudan in Focus - March 13, 2019

Hotel managers demand the South Sudan government pay millions of dollars in unpaid bills; Joint Defense Board officials plan to form a special force to provide security for top government officials; and the Deputy Chairman of the SPLM-IO outlines the challenges in implementing the revitalized peace deal.

South Sudan in Focus - March 12, 2019

The U.N. calls for the African Union to establish a court in South Sudan to prosecute perpetrators of war crimes; officials say pastoralists from neighboring Tonj State have displaced thousands of Wau county residents from their homes; and the head of a humanitarian organization travels to South Sudan to assess relief operations in the country.

South Sudan in Focus - March 11, 2019

The black box flight recorder is recovered from the wreckage of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 that crashed shortly after takeoff; members of the South Sudan Civil Society Forum are suspended for violating the group’s resolutions; and nighttime gunfire causes panic among residents in Yei Town.

South Sudan in Focus - March 08, 2019

A local civic engagement center promotes peace among residents in Wau; a U.S.-born South Sudanese athlete sets an American record in track and field; and women in South Sudan mark ‘International Women’s Day’ with a demand for gender equality across the country.

South Sudan in Focus - March 07, 2019

Delays in training a unified army sets back the formation of a Transitional Government of National Unity; displaced families accuse government troops of looting and burning down their villages in Yei River State; and South Sudanese women leaders call on the government to end sexual and gender-based violence across the country.

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