South Sudan in Focus is a 30-minute weekday English-language broadcast/internet program covering rapidly changing developments in the new nation of South Sudan and the region.
March 07, 2014
March 06, 2014
30 minutes daily of news and analysis from Sudan
March 05, 2014
March 04, 2014
March 03, 2014
UNMISS calls the incident a regrettable mistake and says the U.N. is sending a high-level team to investigate how it happened.
Team of three South Sudan officials handed out booklets in Nairobi called "The truth about the aborted coup of Dr. Riek Machar and his group."
South Sudanese officials raise the toll from five to 24 but play down the gunfire reported in Juba overnight as the work of rogue elements who are trying to spark panic.
Clashes between soldiers at the same barracks where fighting in December triggered nearly three months of conflict around the country were quickly brought under control, but raised tensions in Juba.
The camp is a joint venture of the U.N. Mission in South Sudan, the government and the Chinese embassy, and is expected to be ready in six weeks.
UNICEF says half of the nearly 900,000 people displaced by the conflict in South Sudan are children, many of whom have endured traumatic injuries in the fighting in the young country.
Government negotiators say the talks are on the brink of failure and blame Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) mediators, while opposition complains the talks have moved too slowly.
Members of Congress and a leading rights advocate urge the United States to enlist the help of top officials, including President Barack Obama and his predecessor, George W. Bush, to press the warring sides in South Sudan to make peace.
Children displaced by fighting are living in a United Nations compound in Juba, the capital city
Charlton Doki (l) and John Tanza
South Sudan in Focus (SSIF) is a 30-minute weekday English-language broadcast/internet program covering rapidly changing developments in the new nation of South Sudan and the region.
The program co-hosts are John Tanza, in Washington D.C., and Charlton Doki, in Juba. SSIF airs at 7:30 pm in Juba (1630 UTC) and can be heard on FM stations throughout South Sudan, on shortwave, and on VOA’s 24-hour channel in Nairobi at 8:30 pm. SSIF relies on a network of stringers throughout South Sudan, a Washington, .D.C-based reporter, and the worldwide resources of VOA to provide the latest news on South Sudan, the region and the world.
South Sudan in Focus co-hosts John Tanza and Charlton Doki were the moderators for a Town Hall meeting held in Juba on September 7, 2012. Listen to the full program.