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Uganda’s ‘Urban Refugees’ – CBC The World This Weekend

KAMPALA, Uganda – As the violent conflict in South Sudan deepens, many people are fleeing to their next door neighbour. South Sudan is now the world’s fourth largest refugee situation behind Syria, Afghanistan, and Somalia, according to UNHCR, the UN’s

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The South Sudanese Student Who Spent Her Summer Saving Refugees

Betty Asha left her home and studies behind to help nearly 2,300 people escape violence and cross the border into Uganda. Betty Asha’s phone rings constantly. Each time she picks up, a voice on the other end asks for help,

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South Sudan’s Young Reporters Independence Day Exhibit Displays True Promise

MINGKAMAN, South Sudan – To celebrate July 9, South Sudan’s fifth independence anniversary, Internews hosted a multimedia exhibit featuring photographs and audio produced by Mingkaman Young Reporters. This is a group of youth from Mingkaman, Awerial County I had trained

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Loreto Girls Journalism Club Reunite and Report from Rumbek on South Sudan’s Economy

RUMBEK, South Sudan – “The first time I heard there was fighting in my village, I felt sad. I wasn’t expecting this to happen,” said Christine Makuer Bol. “I’m trying my best to teach people not to do this again.

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Peace and Reconciliation in South Sudan begins on radio airwaves

KAPOETA, South Sudan – Loka John sits down on a blue plastic chair in the Singaita 88.3 FM newsroom. The 23-year-old sets his notebook on the table in front of him and flips it open to an empty page. He

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South Sudan: ‘Panda Bor’ Our Home, Our Culture, Our Radio, Our Community

BOR, South Sudan – “When I turn on the radio, my wife immediately switches the dial to Mingkaman FM,” said Daniel Ayuen Manyok, Jonglei state school inspector. Every Sunday evening, listeners in Bor, and across the Nile River in Mingkaman,

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South Sudanese Youth Find Voice and Take Over the Radio Airwaves

Local youth learn media skills for community reconciliation. MINGKAMAN, South Sudan – “I would like to welcome my guests. It’s now time for the new Mingkaman Young Reporters program,” says 100 FM daytime host Deng Daniel Ngor. Four Mingkaman residents,

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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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‘Sudanista!’: A Non-Fiction Reading list for The Sudans

Emma’s War: Love, Betrayal and Death in the Sudan by Deborah Scroggins The Root Causes of Sudan’s Civil Wars (African Issues) by Douglas H. Johnson South Sudan From Revolution to Independence by Matthew Arnold and Matthew LeRiche The Fate of

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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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