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In South Sudan, being a journalist is a dangerous job. The ongoing political turmoil, the threat to press freedom and freedom of expression, coupled with limited access to information means that South Sudanese journalists face tremendous challenges.
Migration from South Kordofan Province in Sudan to Yida and Ajuong Thok and Pamir refugee camps in South Sudan is constant.
Jamjang FM produced eight programs during the observance of the Day of the African Child this June. The programs mobilized the community and raised awareness about children’s’ rights. This year’s theme was “Humanitarian Action in Africa: Children's Rights First.”
In 2018, President Kiir appointed Dr. Olympio Attipoe, a Ghanaian national, as the commissioner general of the National Revenue Authority (NRA) with the mandate of assessing, collecting, administrating and enforcing laws relating to taxation and revenue.
South Sudan is a resource rich country with sixteen estimated mineral deposits of gold, copper, diamond, bauxite, cement and iron ore.
In Abyei, the Abyei Information & Radio Service (AIRS) is the only media outlet serving the information needs of the people in the disputed region.
Donating blood in South Sudan isn’t a common practice, and to some, it’s taboo. When Akol Yam FM, a The Radio Community partner station in Aweil, publicized an upcoming blood drive, over thirty people volunteered to help those in need.
In South Sudan, a lack of information surrounding laws and policies can make it difficult for ordinary citizens to spot corrupt activities being carried out by the authorities. Eye Radio has recently been publicizing public concerns over corrupt practices involving traffic police.
For the last couple of years, groups of disgruntled youth in Bentiu protection of civilians (PoC) site in South Sudan had taken part in gang activities. The groups had names like Cash Money, YM, D-Black, West Coast, Good Life and others.
Gorilla FM will begin broadcasting on March 20 in Kahuzi-Biega National Park, in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This radio station was launched to focus on the defense of the environment. Presented to you on this World Radio Day.