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27
MAR

South Sudan in Focus

The South Sudan government outlines additional measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the country; several people are killed and many others wounded during inter-communal fighting in the Lakes state capital, Rumbek; and a minister in Sudan's transition government resigns after two months in office.
26
MAR

South Sudan in Focus

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.
25
MAR

South Sudan in Focus

Sudan's defense minister Lieutenant General Jamal Al-din Omar dies in Juba; Sudan imposes a nationwide curfew after another coronavirus case is reported in the country; and the South Sudan government shuts down Juba International Airport to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
24
MAR

South Sudan in Focus

The South Sudan government announces preventative measures to stop the spread of coronavirus in the country; residents and medical workers in Yei County ignore the governmental directive on "social distancing"; and a Jonglei State court sentences several men guilty of armed robbery in Bor.
20
MAR

South Sudan in Focus

A South Sudanese health ministry official advises the public on precautionary measures against the coronavirus outbreak; Sudanese downplay the dangers of coronavirus in the country; and villagers in Upper Nile State call on the South Sudan government to rebuild a primary school destroyed by fighting in the area.
18
MAR

South Sudan in Focus

Four SPLA-IO generals announce their defection to the SPLM-IO; a Jonglei State high court sentences a cattle raider to three years in prison; and fears of contracting coronavirus negatively affect businesses in Juba's Custom Market.
17
MAR

South Sudan in Focus

Sudanese authorities close the country's airspace in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus; activists in South Sudan welcome the swearing-in of new cabinet members in the newly-formed transitional government of national unity; and health officials say South Sudanese women and girls are at higher risk of contracting HIV/AIDS than their male counterparts.
16
MAR

South Sudan in Focus

President Salva Kiir issues new directives to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in South Sudan; the Sudan government shuts down universities and schools, and suspends large gatherings over the next month; and South Sudanese women express concern about the unity government's failure to allocate cabinet positions to women.
13
MAR

South Sudan in Focus

President Salva Kiir appoints key ministers in the Transitional Government of National Unity; leaders of the South Sudan Opposition Alliance question the allocation of ministerial positions to its members; and analysts at the Juba-based Sudd Institute talk about the newly-formed unity government and the future of South Sudan.
11
MAR

South Sudan in Focus

The National Crime Agency in the U.K. releases a country-specific alert targeting corrupt practices connected to South Sudan; hundreds of South Sudanese refugees return to Yei River County following the partial formation of the country's unity government; and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation arrives in Khartoum to probe the assassination attempt against Sudan's prime minister.
10
MAR

South Sudan in Focus

Sudan's public prosecutor investigates the assassination attempt against the country's prime minister; internally displaced persons living in Darfur say they want a semi-autonomous government; and eye surgeons help Yei River County cataract patients regain their sight.
09
MAR

South Sudan in Focus

Sudan's transitional government condemns an assassination attempt against the country's prime minister; UNMISS expresses concern over the delayed implementation of security arrangements outlined in the peace deal; and hundreds of South Sudanese students are stranded in Addis Ababa after the government abandons their scholarship program.

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