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On the Line: South Sudani
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January 17, 2014 3:00 AM
In the last one month of fighting in South Sudan, the International Crisis Group estimates the death toll to be close to 10 thousand. The UN estimates people displaced from their homes to be over 350-thousand. Our guests will explain how it all started, why is it so volatile, and where is it headed.

On the Line: South Sudan

Published January 16, 2014

In the last one month of fighting in South Sudan, the International Crisis Group estimates the death toll to be close to 10 thousand. The UN estimates people displaced from their homes to be over 350-thousand. Our guests will explain how it all started, why is it so volatile, and where is it headed.

On the Line

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On the Line is a lively forum, hosted by Doug Bernard, where newsmakers, policy experts, diplomats, activists, academics and journalists discuss world events. It focuses on the critical issues shaping the future, and gives those issues the vigorous, serious debate they deserve. The program broadcasts worldwide on VOA Television, and is also heard on VOA radio. Condensed versions of the program can be heard in translation in over 40 languages via VOA radio's language services.

 

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