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  • President Kiir should know the difference between cows and money. How come he kept money in his compound like cows and yet we have safe places like banks for him to save his save his money? Keeping money in the office is a sign of corruption. - James Ruei Majok in Unity state

    A woman displays Sudan's new currency at the central bank in Khartoum, Sudan, in July 2011.
  • I advise the African Union to ensure South Sudan and Sudan implement the cooperation agreements. The AU should deal with whomever obstructs the implementation of the agreements, regardless of whether they are from Sudan or South Sudan. - Angelo Akec Dengdit in Western Bahr al Ghazal state


    Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (Center L) smiles after shaking hands with his South Sudanese counterpart Salva Kiir (Center R) following a meeting in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, July 14, 2012. The agreements lay moribund until earlier this month, when a timeline for implementing them was agreed to.
  • Why are Arabs still attacking the civilian population in Northern Bahr el Ghazal state when there is supposed to be peace between South Sudan and Sudan? - James Ruei Majok in Hai Soura, Juba

    March 9, 2012: A boy who fled a war across the border in Sudan's Blue Nile state waits outside a clinic in Doro refugee camp.
  • The recent report about a decline in HIV/AIDs infection rates in South Sudan should not be interpreted to mean that the disease is coming to an end. Instead, we should take this as an opportunity to change our ways. - James Mabusu in Maridi, Western Equatoria state

    A Sudanese aid worker talks to soldiers and scouts on how to spread the message on HIV/AIDS at an internally displaced camp in Juba, southern Sudan, October 2005. The HIV-infection rate in South Sudan fell slightly last year, a government report showed. (file photo)
  • Most members of the Murle community have nothing to do with the killings of members of rival communities in Jonglei state. It is only shallow-minded militia leader, David Yau Yau, who is attacking the army and rival communities just because he lost in the last elections. - Akeen Nyanut in Juba

    Victims of ethnic violence in Jonglei, South Sudan, wait in line at the World Food Program distribution center in Pibor, South Sudan to receive emergency food rations, Thursday, Jan.12, 2012.
  •  We ask them to extend their service deep inside South Sudan, to other areas. - Koni Mirage of Juba on the launch of 24/7 Voice of America programming on 93.5 FM in the South Sudanese capital

    U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan Susan Page speaks at the launch of the Voice of America transmitter in Juba on Thursday, March 21, 2013. (VOA/Jill Craig)
  • The launch of the 93.5 Voice of America station is... great news for all of us South Sudanese. We need our news and events to be going out to other people. - Chubarex from Juba

    A young woman braves the traffic in Juba, South Sudan, with a poster advertising the launch of Voice of America's new FM transmitter. The transmitter, which was ceremoniously launched on Thursday, March 21, 2013, joins a network that bring Voice of Americ
South Sudan in Focus Listeners Speak Out
Every week, South Sudan in Focus listeners comment on domestic and international news.

This week, listeners' comments focussed on the timetable that Khartoum and Juba agreed to, for withdrawing troops from the border and resuming oil exports from South Sudan; on corruption in the highest echelons of government; and on David Yau Yau's rebel group.

Listeners also commented separately on the launch of the new, round-the-clock Voice of America frequency that was formally launched in Juba on March 21.

Email your comments to southsudan@voanews.com.
 
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