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Messages from Mahad – Using the airwaves to connect with family and friends in South Sudan

A radio program in South Sudan helps displaced people communicate with their community and send messages to their loved ones. Riak Akech in Juba, South Sudan wakes up to the sound of the muezzin call to prayer for all Muslims.

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South Sudan: Messages from Mahad – Juba IDPs use radio for family reunification

JUBA, South Sudan – Riak Akech wakes up to the sound of the muezzin call to prayer for all Muslims. She’s a Christian, but uses the call as an alarm clock in her small tukul, or hut, which she shares

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My Community, My Radio, My Mahad: The story of a Juba IDP settlement

JUBA, South Sudan – “I enjoy doing the radio program because it makes me feel like a journalist. I would like to learn more about journalism,” said 18-year-old Internews trainee, Riak Akech. “There are many things I don’t know. By talking to

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South Sudan’s Hip Hop Artists Call for Peace and Reconciliation Through the Unhip Practice of Farming

JUBA, Aug 28 2014 (IPS) – “What is the benefit when children are crying and people are dying due to hunger? There is no need to cry when you have the potential to dig,” sings Juba-based dancehall reggae group, the

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War Veterans Planting for Peace in South Sudan

JUBA, Aug 21 2014 (IPS) – Along the fertile banks of sub-Saharan Africa’s White Nile, one of the two main tributaries of the Nile River, a war veteran’s co-op is planting for a food secure future in South Sudan, a

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