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"south sudan" Discussed on UN News
"I'm Diane Penn with UN news. Governments should recruit more women into their national forces so that they can serve at UN field operations and award winning peacekeeper from Zimbabwe has said. Major wynette jarrah is the recipient of the 2021 military gender advocate of the year award presented by the UN secretary general during a ceremony on Thursday in observation of the international day of UN peacekeepers. Major Gerard spent 17 months at the UN mission in South Sudan on miss, where she championed gender parity within her own ranks, but also among local military counterparts, and in host communities. News asked the former UN military observer about her experience there, the benefit of having wicked parents, and the importance of encouraging more women to work for the cause of peace. I was selected by my office to be the gender focal point officer. So as the gender focal point officer, one of my tasks was to encourage with the patrols, the partial when going out for perforce, I was to encourage them whenever they go out for their supposed to interact with the community leaders with the military does he discuss issues to do with gender equality. And what did you find in South Sudan? How were men and women? Well, the rule of men and women and your efforts to promote gender parity. So to Dan it is dominated by mills. Most of the key appointments are held by mills like the 9 counter commissioners. It's also done of them being owed by men. And when you go to the military, the division commanders of them, which I met, I mean, and these few representation of females. So it was an opportunity to try and encourage them to also include women in all their activities and it was also an opportunity to encourage them to promote women in the military and to also include women in positions of authority. Why was it important to do that? What motivated you to push that women must be included in conflicts most conflicts women and children are the most vulnerable people. So it was good to encourage them. So that they were also like when it goes for a patrol. Interacts with their lead. It will be very easy for the led to gain trust from another lady. And it will be also easier for LED if they see if they see me talking to them. They also emulate and do they also wish if they become on a position of authority like myself. How was it at first when you tried to push to have more women representation for gender equality? How difficult was it? At first it was very difficult, like when you go for meetings out for meetings, you would say that the meetings will be only with Mayo. And if you are the only lady who went out for that patrol, you'd be the only so we're trying to encourage them to improve women whenever they are meetings with the United Nations. Afterwards, what changes did you see? When we went to another meeting in a place called..
"south sudan" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"International press corps in East Africa has lost an important colleague sume is a dirty was a Spanish Mexican freelance photojournalist based in Kampala Uganda She stood out for her dedication to stories in Uganda and elsewhere that don't get a lot of coverage And for what she brought to the stories herself Last night she died in a car accident in VR's eighter Peralta brings us this remembrance Sumi saturni covered the war in South Sudan and in Uganda when suicide bombers attacked last year she ran to the scene This is a tough chaotic region but sedaris photography always felt intimate as she explained in the video for the coalition of women in journalism maybe it was because she was a woman We're hard We're hardest nails you know And we also have this empathy and those two things make a really touching and very personal account Michael o'hagan a journalist and friend says had orni often dressed in all black But she had a luminous personality at the invited people towards intimacy So that people would share their most difficult moments Some of Sedona's photographs were iconic in the region she photographed rebels getting ready for battle in South Sudan ugandans bloodied by security forces and small moments the opposition leader hugging his children women backstage at a beauty pageant She caught the moment Stella Nancy one of the Ugandan government's most vocal critics lost consciousness as police dragged her out of a protest So during his friend Michael o'hagan again People want to start to be with them in those difficult times In Uganda there are a lot of difficult times It's a place where authorities smile when delivering punishment and always seem to stop just short of killing you As journalists we focus on that we weigh the risks of weaving through Kampala as columns of military men ready themselves for a crackdown Or the risks of getting caught in the opposition leader's house just after security forces have broken through fences When it came to that sadhguru was fearless but as o'hagan notes what her death shows us is that life is much more fragile than that That's today's tragedy that it was in the most unexpected and ordinary circumstances that she was killed It was driving to an assignment When a truck crashed into her car according to police she was 32 years old April and Pierre news Cape Town You're listening to all things considered on 90.1.
"south sudan" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Price hikes is also wearing Finn I think probably the worst thing is that this is coming during the time of Cohen A lot of people in many parts of the world have lost their jobs So you're getting squeezed from both sides Already many people are going hungry with 276 million worldwide currently in the midst of a hunger crisis Tens of millions of them are one step away from famine If we can not assist them they will die That simple How many more people will the war in Ukraine push into those ranks Hussein says he's most concerned about people in countries that are heavily dependent on exports and that are already struggling Yemen Lebanon Syria South Sudan Sudan Ethiopia But he adds that there are 38 countries where people currently face emergency levels of hunger That's a big list Yet Hussein also stresses that if countries that do have resources step up with enough food aid the human toll of all this can be avoided There will still be enough food he says It'll just cost more Nuri eisenman NPR news It's weekend edition on WNYC I'm David first Last Sunday here on the show former weekend edition puzzle winner Jacob copas issued a puzzle of his own for WNYC listeners The tested knowledge of the New York City subway system and our word puzzling skills This was the clue Take a ride between two stops on the subway If you take the name of the first station rearrange the syllables and then change the first letter of the first syllable and the first letter of the last syllable you get part of the name of the second station What are the two stations Well the correct answer is deichmann and Jamaica van wyck Dyckman is spelled DYC K if you flip the order of those syllables and then take the M of man and change it to a V and then take the DYC K and change the D to a W you get van wick Easy right Okay No that was not easy Listener Keith Williams wrote in to say in fact that the question was so hard he was submitting a response that met half the criteria Quote in case I can get a sympathy point Alas in the harsh world of puzzling there can be no sympathy points But amazingly we did get a few correct answers And from those correct answers we threw the names into a hat and selected a random winner We can now announce that Jack deem is the winner of our puzzle challenge So Jack congratulations you obviously know your subway stations and we will get in touch so we can send you a WNYC tote bag for coming up with the right answer.
In South Sudan, flooding called 'worst thing in my lifetime'
"South Sudan is suffering from a third straight year of extreme flooding as the world meteorological organization warned of an increase in such climate shocks to come across much of Africa the United Nations says flooding has affected almost a whole million people across south Sudan since may I suggest your posse from the international red cross says on top of the flooding many south Sudanese are suffering from auto issues those people we are so affected by drought and many with a crisis so this is very critical emitted in house dressing in southern Saddam faced enough from U. N. H. C. R. says the issue is a human made ones also that has been very prone to cyclical droughts and floods sometimes happening the same time in in in a year and this is nothing but just the effects of a changing climate time Karen Thomas
"south sudan" Discussed on UN News
"Hello in this week's show u. n. secretary general antonio cherish on afghanistan and other big problems that need an international effort to fix them details from you and rights chief michelle basch let on myanmar's spout violence and corruption in south sudan. That's impacting terribly on the country's people. Although there is a little bit of good news from there to as we'll hear that's all coming up in this week's you and catch up date nine geneva. Thanks for listening. I the news with katie dartford. This is news in brief from the united nations. Afghanistan's health system is on the brink of collapse. The head of the world health organization w eight show has warned speaking from kabul on wednesday after a meeting with senior taliban figures along with medical professionals and patients w. h. o. director general tetris adenoma gabe racists said that international funding cuts had forced health providers to decide who to save and who tillett die. Developments came as the un's emergency relief. Chief martin griffiths announced. He was releasing forty. Five million dollars to support afghanistan's crumbling healthcare system in rural areas. Meanwhile the un food and agricultural organisation called for urgent international assistance to safeguard livelihoods..
"south sudan" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"These schools closed in the nineteen nineties. But that's not to say that it's all in the past. Indigenous kids are over represented in foster care and adoptive homes and indigenous leaders. Like cindy blackstock. Say that that perpetuates the break-up of families and communities.
"south sudan" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"Swear by almighty god that s the president of the republic of south sudan that as the president of the republic of south sudan fistful. I shall be ten years ago today. A new sovereign country was born as south sudan. President salva kear was sworn in before a huge flag-waving crowd in the country's capital juba gone so then the celebrations beginning sedan had been rocked by decades of successive civil wars. Millions were killed. As a rebel group fought for the independence of the mostly christian south against a government based largely muslim north. Millions more were displaced. This was a ceaselessly brutal conflict amputations by machete were policy. Death-by-stoning was common out of those darkest times. A peace agreement was struck in two thousand five. It led to an autonomous government for the south grouping of ten states. That's home to more than sixty major ethnic groups after an overwhelming referendum vote in favor of statehood the republic of south sudan. Came into being on july ninth. Two thousand eleven maps were redrawn. Western advisers flew in eager to help shape a new state. Hope was for a time in abundance sub sedans independence. Ten years ago is a moment of absolute optimism. Jonathan rosenthal is the economists. Africa editor had africa's newest country a country that was breaking away from its very oppressive. Northern sudan and people really saw this as a moment of the freedom and opportunity and in the past ten years. It's really falling apart. There's been civil war. Civil war people are living in absolute misery. many are no noticeably. Better off than they were when south sudan was still part of sudan. And it's really been an absolute as appointment. So why did the country descend into civil war. I guess there is a narrow reason in a slightly larger than the narrow reason. Was that in two thousand thirteen. Ethnic tensions broke off between the president and his deputy right michelle who each represent the two largest ethnic groups. Mr kiss axes cabinets. He got rid of mr shaw accusing him of instigating cooler. There seems to have been very little evidence of that. What you really had was a breakdown into ethnic conflicts. I guess the slightly larger reason is just the both sides wants to get their hands on oil. Many south sudan is theoretically every rich country and for the international community that scrap for oil must. Surely have been predictable. I guess parts of the optimism surrounding the birth of south sudan was this in its struggle for independence. Was the story that all kinds of outsiders could kind of latch their own narrative onto so you you had left wing human rights activists in america who were looking at this and seeing an oppressed people's yearning for liberation. You had christian fundamentalists who looked at what was largely a christian and animist south being oppressed by largely muslim north. So they got involved in sort of projected their aspirations on search and yet there was just tremendous naievty people who are in the country before independence talk about how american neo-conservatives than than administration officials in successive governments would be wondering around handing out books on america's founding fathers all books by milton friedman on capitalism and all of them underestimated firstly. Just how difficult it is to build a new stage station. You country when there are no institutions. And i think most of them also underestimated the ethnic militias in the south if you're laid back in their struggle against sudan but the south sudanese people's liberation movement which led the struggle was really not cuddly human rights activists these were sort of hardens guerrilla vices. Who'd grown up facing by the gun and won't really ready to put it down and hands over to the institutions of governance. And so what is the situation on. The ground in south sudan now so things took a real dive in two thousand thirteen with this war. That war claimed paps. Four hundred thousand lives many of them if not most of them civilians so really horrendous civil war that shall we say slow down in two thousand eighteen with a tenuous ceasefire but the violence hasn't stopped entirely. There are slim ethnic militias killing people aid. Workers still struggling to get in and help people in the past month for aid. Workers have been killed. And you've got a population that is just desperately poor despite the oil that's being pumped out of the ground depending on how you count between a quarter and a half of people in the country are depending on some sort of food. The ceasefire that there is sort of absolutely fragile. It's broken down in the pasta. Previous efforts lost just a few months. And there's a real worry that fighting could start again yet. It sounds as if life for them isn't so different from from the during the civil war not considerably besse levels of violence have gone down but people are slim refugee camps. People are still struggling. Violence still exists. Women's rights belly exists and there is no states so to speak the only institution that holds any real sway is the army and it's certainly not seen by most people as an army. That is there to protect them. One of the most stock measures. Just how awful things are at the moment. Is that a south sudanese girl is more likely to dine child beth than she has to complete secondary school. So what is there to be done. Ten years into the existence of this country to bring things back to to an even keel. There is concerted pressure from the region and from western diplomats to look at a match looser federation where ethnic groups have far racist. Say of their own affairs and control of resources. Unfortunately there are two main obstacles to this and they are the president and the vice president both of them have gone to war in the past because they each want absolute power neither of them seems actual inclined to step down. And you really do need them out of the way to try to get a new settlement that can bring the rest of the country together if they were to go. There are some reasons to be hopeful. I think the first is that south sudan's partners in the region donors america have just launched an immense amount about the complexities of this country. And i think which approach it with a match clearer vision. The second reason to be hopeful is that there are real initiatives at grassroots level are still quite small. But it's if it's for peace committees bulls peace village by village efforts to set up women's groups and fight for women's rights. And i suppose if one could scale those up and really look at trying to build peace and democracy from the bottom up instead of just looking at the country from the top down as has happened in the past than there.
Aid Worker Killed in South Sudan
"The top un humanitarian official in south sudan has called for law enforcement along roads following the killing of an aid worker. In an ambush. In eastern equatoria. On wednesday the aid worker was killed when assailants fired at a clearly marked humanitarian vehicle. That was part of a team of international non-governmental organizations and south sudanese health workers travelling to a health facility. The team was driving in an area that has seen several roadside ambushes this year in a statement on thursday un humanitarian coordinator in south sudan. Lend nor the who condemned the killing and urged the government to strengthen law enforcement on roads which he called a vital connection between aid organizations and the communities they serve. The incident marked the first killing of an aid. Worker in south sudan year. Nine aid workers were killed in twenty twenty
A Modern Day Escape From Egypt
"When people ask me where my home is I find it quite hard to unser but i originally come from south sudan. That's that's that's where. I know. I come from but i don't really know where my home is. That's christina christina zia. She's tall has bleached cut hair. Dark skin and fierce is. That somehow don't seem to match shyness of her smile. She's nineteen years old but listening to her. You'd think she was much older. Or maybe i should say much more mature. I just feel. I've been so many places and every time they tried to call a. Place my hall. It was snatched away from me. Christina was born a refugee in fact. She's what un agencies call a second generation refugee and as is the case with many other refugees. It's hard to know where exactly to start her story. I could go all the way back to one thousand nine hundred ninety eight. When christina's parents to clean and philip took their three year old first born daughter viola and fled war-torn sudan. Search of a safer future this time might genocide could attorney typically begin in beirut lebanon where the bas wound up and where in two thousand and one christina was born or else i could fast forward a few years and starred in maadi a bustling suburb of cairo where christina spent her early child but instead i'm going to open with a scene which to christina to felt like a true beginning a modern day exodus from egypt. It's june two thousand and seven and wearing the sinai peninsula. It's pitch black night bedouin. Smugglers have just instructed. Six year old christina twelve-year-old viola. Their father they're pregnant mother and a few dozen other sudanese asylum seekers to climb onto the back of rickety pickup truck and they covered us. And they're like don't make any noise and If you do it will be problem to us and t- you of so just don't risk
Kenya Orders Closure of Two Refugee Camps and Gives Ultimatum to UN Agency
"Kenya has ordered the closure of the country's largest refugee camps and given the United Nations 14 days to come up with a road map to do so. Only half a million refugees currently live in that the dab in Kakuma refugee camps, most of them from Somalia and south Sudan, respectively. Countries which are of course, still unstable. We could speak now, if the BBC's Kenya correspondent Fernando Monte who joins us from Nairobi. Hi, Ferdinand. We've been here for 4%. Suddenly, this is not the first time the government's made an announcement like this is a lizard third time. The first mentioned about 2017 when they all had be concerns about that. That particularly being a place where terrorists to recruit people to then conduct attacks in king about that here. The high control the unconstitutional for the government to close the come, which has mostly people fleeing the unrest in Somalia, Because can you also had international delegations? The government sitting the appeal in 2019 again said that and they came to an agreement with the United Nations to do what Linda repatriation but that hasn't seems to work. So now again, they into that secretary say that this time there will be no move for further negotiations on they want now. Not just Kakuma crossed, not just adopt coast but also Kakuma, which would affect at least close to half a
Myanmar Ambassador to UN denounces military coup
"The un special envoy on myanmar has strongly condemned continuing bloodshed in the country after dozens of protesters were reportedly killed at the weekend in a on sunday. Special envoy christine strana burgener said that she had received accounts of killings mistreatment of demonstrators and torture of prisoners. The development comes as the myanmar military continues to face international calls including from the security council for restraint dialogue and full respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. After the first february military coup according to reports violence continued across myanmar over the weekend with thirty eight people killed on sunday alone on monday. The un independent human rights expert on myanmar also reiterated his appeal to you and member states to act to address the crisis special reporter. Tom andrews said that he was outraged at reports that so many protesters had been murdered by myanmar security forces in a single day. You and rights chief. Michelle basch on. Monday called on the south. Sudanese authorities to hold accountable. Although supporting local militias in to jonglei region ms bachelet appeal follows a wave of attacks on villages across jong lie and greater administrative area between january and august last year organized and heavily armed community based militias from the dinka nuer and merlin communities carried out the violence according to the report issued by the mission south sudan on miss and the un rights office wage chr the military and political figures who supported the local armed. Groups should be prosecuted. Ms bachelet said adding that they had deliberately fueled unexploited legalize tensions among our stations. The high commissioner said it was of paramount importance that the government stopped the supply of weapons to these militias.
Violence engulfs South Sudan
"Extreme violence involving thousands of fighters at a time has engulfed. Most of south sudan a decade after independence. You and human rights council appointed investigators said on friday. According to the commission on human rights in south sudan the bloodshed and exactions faced by civilians are the worst recorded. Since the country's civil war began in december two thousand thirteen some of the most brutal attacks have been carried out in the states of central equatoria jonglei and greater people administrative area with up to fifty thousand fighters involved in one attack on the village of liqun. Gory in jonglei. Here's commission chairperson. Jasmine super we have documented the new levels of militia violence engulfing more than three quarters of the country at localized level in which children carry weapons and women. At traded as spoils of war like chattels abducted. Boys have been forced to fight. And in some instances forcibly assimilated into rival armed groups. The commission's warning comes two years. Since the revitalized peace agreement was signed which masuku had led to a reduction in hostilities nationally without resulting south sudan increasingly bitter polarized identity where ethnicity was prized above. All the commission on human rights in south sudan is due to present its report to the human rights council in geneva on the tenth of march
China gets in on the SolarWinds act
"Reuters reports that the fbi investigation of the solar wind supply. Chain attack is looking into evidence that chinese threat actors successfully exploited a vulnerability in the company's software to compromise the national finance center a payroll system operated by the us department of agriculture. The department of agriculture's reaction to the story is ambiguous. The agriculture department emailed reuters to say that. Usda has notified all customers including individuals and organizations whose data has been affected by the solar winds orion code compromise but a second departmental spokesman said after the story broke that there was no data breach related to solar winds at usda but offered no further clarification the vulnerability the chinese threat actors are believed to have exploited is said to be different from the one used by. Unc twenty four fifty two. The thread actor widely believed to be a russian intelligence service. Reuters anonymous sources told them that the campaign used and infrastructure that have been previously deployed by state backed chinese cyber spies as the washington post observes many have suspected another group was also actively exploiting solar winds but reuters. Report is the first to suggest that this second threat actor was connected to the chinese government. The chinese foreign ministry denied any involvement observing i and in fairness correctly that attribution is a complex technical issue the ministry then moved onto unlikely insistence on the usual pieties. China resolutely opposes and combat's any form of cyber attacks and cyber theft. It's doubtful that any government on the planet even say the holy sea or san marino resolutely opposes any form of cyber attack unless cyber attack is construed narrowly as to rule out any form of interception surveillance or retaliation if any pure cyber are running any government. It's doubtful that government is in beijing. Some have said that majors cyber attacks are often more like riots than bank jobs with multiple actors going after the same targets for their own reasons. Reuters quotes former. Us chief information security officer retired air force general gregory to hill. Who thinks it's not that unusual for more than one group to hit the same product. He prefers the racing metaphor to the criminal. One quote it wouldn't be the first time we've seen a nation state actor surfing in behind someone else. It's like drafting in nascar. To heal said it's worth noting that while the national finance center is housed in the department of agriculture. Its responsibilities aren't confined there. The nfc also handles payroll for other government agencies. Some of the more interesting ones from the point of view of national security are the fbi the state department the department of homeland security and the treasury department the nfc claims on its website to payroll more than six hundred thousand employees and also provides customizable and flexible financial management services and integrated shared service solutions. The data held by the nfc would include social security numbers phone numbers personal email addresses and banking information and also associations between individual employees and their agencies. Such information is useful for building. Human target dossiers of individuals of interest and chinese services have shown an appetite for such sweeping collection in the past against the us most notably in the office of personnel management breach of two thousand fifteen
"south sudan" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"News hour on the BBC World Service. Well, this year has taken a toll on so many lives and how we live our lives. This'll weekend, the British trauma surgeon, David not known as the war doctor. Is doing what he loves, best training doctors and some of the worst war zones around the world. But it will be all remote. Now in a virtual training course It's not the way he likes doing it. I saw him in action at the start of this year in the highlands of northern Yemen, where he spent a few weeks training doctors there. Does he regret that now? He has to do it from behind a computer. Oh, very much. So, I mean, as you know what we met in the Yemen in Hatcher in January, where we were there for three weeks, and we had amazing results with teaching their 40 surgeons that we had, and we had so much to look forward to in 2020 with at least eight or nine courses around the world. And, of course, it just everything turned on its head in March, where we suddenly couldn't go anywhere and it's been very tough, but what we have been doing with me Keeping in contact with all our doctors on. We've developed also that you know the zoom and what everybody else is doing as well. So we've been having twice monthly meetings with all the doctors. We have sometimes 60 to 70 doctors on a zoom call on we run clinical cases. They tell us about their clinical cases. And and so we try and keep this family going, really. So David just give us an example of one or two of the doctors who will be among the 70 Who? Beyond this, Let's say the zoom call of all zoom calls this weekend. We've got doctors from South Sudan. We've got the Yemen. We've got doctors in Libya. We've got Congo. We've got doctors from all over the world really were beaming out to around 26 countries, and it's going to be a digital hostile environment, surgical training course where by most of the operating will be done on this fantastic, simulating model that we've created. It's taken us four years to create. It's the model that we take around the world with us, but we've added more operations to him. Well on using the best technology we possibly can to get into the nitty gritty of the operations that we're going to be doing rather than showing them videos of operations were actually doing the operations and showing them exactly how to use their hands. So I've met this model Heston and I can confirm his very life like and I've seen him lying naked, of course on the table, anatomically correct so that You can show the doctors exactly what to do. So what will be happening to Heston this weekend? So Hester is going to go through lots of operations. He's gonna have his head open. He's gonna have his chest open. He's gonna have his lungs operated upon. He's gonna have his abdomen open. He's gonna have his intestines looked at gonna have his kidneys taken out. Have operations on his arteries and veins, and that supplies, arms and legs. He's gonna have his bones broken. It's gonna have them or put back together again. Tell us a bit more about the doctors because they're not doctors as we would know them in a more developed society, I was really struck. When I met many on your training course and northern Yemen that every doctor I spoke to, they said, whatever they had been trained for pediatrics or dentistry or cardiac Um, operations they had to do basically everything. And so now, Of course with this year, they also have to do covert 19 work. So what kind of questions will they bring to this to this training session? We We all have to be very aware really, of the pandemic around the world, the moment and of course. Some of the doctors have bean ill. We've lost a couple of doctors, actually that have been on our courses to the doctors have actually died. And so it is a brings it home that this is a real problem. You know, some doctors that have to look after 20 30,000. People will be looking after Morva because there are a number of staff there so to have them on this training course this weekend, allowing them to ask questions to us. I had a call from Syria yesterday about a patient who was very diff. Thought to to deal with and will be going through that case with them this weekend. I know that your work, which has meant working in some of the worst war zones of the world has really confirmed your conviction that in wars of our time Civilians are paying such a heavy price and not just civilians. It's often Children. How do you then train doctors when you're using Heston, a grown up model? How do you train them when you don't have a child size model? The anatomy is the same. It's just that the size is different. The differences, of course as well. Is that the amount of blood volume inside you know we have five liters inside. Sometimes Children have 70 mills of blood. So if you lose 10 mils of blood, is he massive problem? Yeah, it's the same sort of anatomy. But in a microscopic way, you have to understand the differences. So we're actually trying to teach the doctors as well that if you do have a child that comes in who's four or five or six? It's a different parameters altogether. You strongly believe in the importance of hands on training. I saw it myself in the training course in Yemen. How do you substitute for that? When doctors air learning remotely. We just had a rehearsal, And there were three surgeons around Heston on do so Each surgeon was asking various questions to the other surgeon. What would you do now? How would you do this? You know what about this and that and the other thing, And it's a matter off having this discussion so that although the surgeons are going to be you know, 10,000 miles away, they can hear the discussion between the surgeons. We have all had experience of being in war or All had experience of working very difficult environments, all understand the environment, said the surgeon who's 8 to 10,000. Miles away is in. What we've done is we've got a group of surgeons who understand exactly what the environment that they're working in. The lack of lack of.
"south sudan" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"From absolute poverty. The potential for self substance with a goat and farming tools and mosquito net, and it's a new lease on life. Again. There's very few places where you can donate so little to create so much transformation and change, not only from the social or economic perspective. But the spiritual To go from Islamic is slavery to the freedom to be Christian again. Yeah, that's one of the most stirring things and I hear about from the slaves, and we'll delve a little more into this as we go through the evening, but I mentioned a little bit earlier. There is this time of recoupment that occurs when they're trained when they're when they're Traveling from North Sudan toe back home, and it's right when they get to the South Sudan border, and when they're there, there's a whole host of services that have provided they get some medical attention. They provide some Psychological help and counseling. They actually get very specific and say, Can you remember your given name your birth name because many of them have been renamed by their Islamist masters. Do you remember things about your family and your faith and and so forth, they actually get to learn some Bible songs and to re embrace This whole Christian ethos. That was their life before they left. You got to remember if you're if you're taken away for dozens of years, beaten every day if you remember or refer to the your life before. You're motivated and probably damaged in such a way that you don't want to go back to those things. Some of the some of the sweetest moments are when they stand up, and they say I am no more.
"south sudan" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Fossa are south Sudan. You know that the U. S taxpayer is the single largest donor to the U. N World Food Program. But we are going through a crisis here at home. You just heard how painful it is. Um, what impact? Do you think that economic strains going to have on the U. S ability to give to your organization? Well, it's extremely important. That's one of the things I'm talking with leaders around the world, especially the United States, who is our number one donor as well as European leaders. You know, when you go back to the Syrian war, the European leaders do not step in at the right time and the right place and they paid him severe price. The serials the nation about 20 million people. The cost of supporting the Syrian in Syria is about 50 cents per day. Same Syrian ends up in Berlin or Brussels or London is 50 to €100 per day, and we know that people don't want to leave home. But if they don't have food, and they don't know it have some degree of peace and stability. They would do what any of us would do for our Children, so it's a lot cheaper to come in and prevent the destabilization that it is to have war and conflict afterwards. In the United States has always been the most generous nation on Earth. And I don't expect the United States to back down now because this could be a lot cheaper to come in and do it right and prevent a lot of migration and a lot of destabilization and in fact, a lot of deaths from hunger. People are dying now, about every five seconds a child Dies from hunger. I mean, by the time you're not finished talking market we're gonna have several dozen Children have died from hunger before you are humanitarian. You were a Republican governor in South Carolina. You were politicians, So I know you know the politics in this country right now, and you understand the complaints from President Trump in regard to the U. S taking on too much of a burden and outsize responsibility when it comes to solving the world's problems. How do you respond to that argument now at this time of need in this country? Well, one of the things that I have found when it comes to international aid. Strategic, effective international, eh? I call it the miracle on Pennsylvania Avenue at both ends. You know, when it seems like the Democrats Republicans Margaret, they're fighting over everything. But when it comes to food aid and stabilizing nation's and preventing famines,.
Warning of famine, UN releases $100M to seven countries
"The United Nations humanitarian office is releasing one hundred million dollars in emergency funding to seven countries at risk of famine in Africa and the Middle East amid conflict and precious exhilarated by the cope with nineteen pandemic a U. N. statement overnight since eighty million dollars all the money will go to Afghanistan Burkina Faso Congo Nigeria south Sudan and Yemen well another twenty million has been set aside for anticipated action to fight hunger in Ethiopia where deadly fighting has erupted this month it's rebellious northern Tigray region meanwhile the office chief mark Lowcock says returning to a world without means all common would be obscene I'm Charles de Ledesma
Ethiopia's conflict spills over border as thousands flee
"This week, he sent federal troops into a province of his own country. Hundreds are reported dead in the northern region of Tigre and refugees air spilling over the border into Sudan. So what explains the shift from peace to conflict? Michelle Gavin is a former ambassador and senior fellow for African studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Ambassador Gavin We're talking about the Ethiopian province of Tigre, where the violence is happening. It's squeezed into the northwest corner of Ethiopia. Figure it straddles the border of Eritrea to its north. What is so important about Tigre relative to the rest of Ethiopia? Well for many years, the Tigre and People's Liberation Front that sort of dominant political and military entity in Tigre was really first among equals in the ruling coalition for all of Ethiopia so to Graham's played an incredibly prominent role in Ethiopian governance, politics, security But with the rise of the new Prime Minister Ahmed There's been a bit of a re balancing in Ethiopia. And this is kind of opened up contest station from ethnicities across this incredibly diverse country. And there has been kind of widespread feeling that for too long, a small minority from Tigre had too much control of the federal government. So there's political tension between Tigre and Addis Ababa. Are there also historical grievances between two grand central government that we need to mention? I mean, is there a back story here? Tigre is now fighting at us. There's a lot of back story Ethiopian and certainly to Gran's were and incredibly, they weren't just dominant, politically and in the security services for many years, certainly under the leadership of Prime minister malice, But they also suffered most in the long and very costly in blood and treasure war with your tria. So there is there's also you know, a sense of probably grievance in that sense. Abby's come to power they feel targeted by new personnel choices by new policy choices. What maybe others in Ethiopia see as a re balancing the Tigre ins can often feel like persecution despite the tremendous sacrifices that they have made for the country. There are reports from Tigre oven. Ethiopian air campaign heavy bombardment at times. I mean, what's at stake here as far as you can tell ambassador Is it a possible civil war between two grands and Ethiopian troops? There is Tigre saying. We've had enough. We want independence. How should we interpret what's going on? We should absolutely be worried about a civil war, which I don't think would necessarily be contained just Teo, the Tigre region, giving all of the other tensions and actors. So what's at stake? You know the wellbeing of over 110 million Ethiopians. Regional stability. Conflict in Ethiopia has a very high chance of drawing in Eritrea. Sudan, tipping the balance of Sudan zone very fragile transition. Ethiopia's incredibly important actor in trying to bring stability to Somalia to South Sudan distracted and weekend. Ethiopia is really quite devastating, Tio this entire horn region which is strategically really significant, and there are a lot of actors external to Africa. In the Gulf, the Chinese and from the West, all of whom care deeply about stability in this region, so the prospect of drawing others in of proxy conflict it's really a powder keg, and the consequence will not be confined solely to what's happening inside Ethiopia's borders. Michelle Gavin, senior fellow for Africa Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. She also served as ambassador to Botswana from 2011 to 14. Ambassador Gavin Thank you very much. Thank you.
"south sudan" Discussed on UN News
"The announcement that the UN. . World. . Food program or W P as one the twenty twenty Nobel Peace Prize is being described as an amazing day for its workers in the field. . Put their lives on the line to help at risk communities. . That's the message from Matthew Lyndale head of the agency's South Sudan operation in these interview with your. . News Johnson. . He's been explaining how the one thousand in two hundred strong humanitarian team there has been helping communities hit by the worst flooding in decades ongoing violence. . So we're thrilled today to have received the Nobel Peace Prize for Twenty Twenty there are a thousand, , two, hundred, , , and fifty will food program start working in south Sudan. . Relieve your hunger for and feed more than five million people a year and clearly south Sudan for the World Food Program is one of the most complex operations. . A country that's face decades of violence. . But it's also having to Manage Economic Downturn Cove nineteen locust infestation <hes> more violence which continues persistently and now more recently floods have affected more than eight hundred, , thousand people. . So for all of WFP in south Sudan a country where we were very hard to <hes> to demonstrate the link between violence and hunger and try and stop that link rake that that relationship so that we can actually change people's lives for the better future for us. . This is just an amazing day. . It is certainly excellent use agency for the more than twelve hundred workers on the ground. . You say, , maybe you could give me some insight into what they're doing not just in terms of the emergency following the devastating flooding that had which has been the worst in decades. . I remember you briefing is just a couple of weeks ago on this, , but also in terms of the development projects on the ground to help. . Resilience for these communities can go home. . So in South Sudan Kaley, , there is a massive emergency failure of work given the enormity of the food insecurity problem that the country faces and only in the last five years we faced thirty one pockets of famine. . It gives you an idea about how significant the problem is here, , but it's not the only problem that we need to face and it's not an emergency response is not the only tool. In . all too. But . obviously what we're also trying to tune in south Sudan is really the poster child for bringing Emergency Response Development activities and this building activities together as warm and part of that obviously is to change the fundamental problems that are faced by so many south Sydney citizen's issues of isolation, , the issues of inequality and yet criti- and marginalization all of which creates the breeding ground or conflict and violence. . So through our programs where we`re Supporting rural farmers to be more productive to have enough food for their own communities. . But more importantly to create a surplus that they can trade with other communities to link those communities together to link farmer's markets and other markets and thereby creating a positive relationship across ethnic divides US Mutiti divides. . Can Act they bring people together these. . These that we want to invest more. . Easily. . Recognized I think in this these fries today and it's not just south Saddam redoing these things but also fundamentally desperately trying to show but those that would manipulate burst the time and have manipulated in the past I held accountable so that this change in south Sudan, , it's a country that frankly we've been in for fifty years too long and we aim to make sure that we are not needed in this country. . We've talked to make those linkages between development aid and is go and obviously we wish you very best to that and your teams in very difficult circumstances millions have been experiencing displacement and conflicts just last week the Human Rights Council highlighted a report that talked about the use of starvation. . As a weapon of war, , we've heard even worse than that soldiers being offered the chance to rape women in communities in you of payment I mean, , you just can't imagine the kind of conditions. . But when you go into a community with the WFP Bana, , what is it that the agency brings? ? What is the agency's added value? ? So in South Sudan because we've built relationships with communities of the decades of presence here because we are, , you know twelve hundred plus strong organization with presence across ten states and a deep relationship with the communities we serve where known entity and we have the logistics tools in our toolbox to be able to access areas. . We the helicopters, , planes, , all-terrain vehicles, , canoes, bogs, , , boats you. . We have an enduring sir. . We're able to meet people's needs when they're the worst, , but we're also able to support organizations other organizations as well as community leaders themselves to make a difference in their communities. . So what we are. . From perspective able to do is anyone really Priam? ? Times as a facilitator to bring you a <hes> organizations to bring communities together that typically have had problems coming together in this country since twenty eleven since its independence country who vicious periods of civil war and has persistent national conflict local conflict walk WFP has is now trying to do is trying to ensure that our food security presence. . Can Be used by other partners because we in this on our own to really facilitate a change in this environment, , a fundamental change in what is causing an enabling violence to contain one
Nobel Peace Prize recognition is an amazing day, saysUN food agency
"The announcement that the UN. World. Food program or W P as one the twenty twenty Nobel Peace Prize is being described as an amazing day for its workers in the field. Put their lives on the line to help at risk communities. That's the message from Matthew Lyndale head of the agency's South Sudan operation in these interview with your. News Johnson. He's been explaining how the one thousand in two hundred strong humanitarian team there has been helping communities hit by the worst flooding in decades ongoing violence. So we're thrilled today to have received the Nobel Peace Prize for Twenty Twenty there are a thousand, two, hundred, and fifty will food program start working in south Sudan. Relieve your hunger for and feed more than five million people a year and clearly south Sudan for the World Food Program is one of the most complex operations. A country that's face decades of violence. But it's also having to Manage Economic Downturn Cove nineteen locust infestation more violence which continues persistently and now more recently floods have affected more than eight hundred, thousand people. So for all of WFP in south Sudan a country where we were very hard to to demonstrate the link between violence and hunger and try and stop that link rake that that relationship so that we can actually change people's lives for the better future for us. This is just an amazing day. It is certainly excellent use agency for the more than twelve hundred workers on the ground. You say, maybe you could give me some insight into what they're doing not just in terms of the emergency following the devastating flooding that had which has been the worst in decades. I remember you briefing is just a couple of weeks ago on this, but also in terms of the development projects on the ground to help. Resilience for these communities can go home. So in South Sudan Kaley, there is a massive emergency failure of work given the enormity of the food insecurity problem that the country faces and only in the last five years we faced thirty one pockets of famine. It gives you an idea about how significant the problem is here, but it's not the only problem that we need to face and it's not an emergency response is not the only tool. In all too. But obviously what we're also trying to tune in south Sudan is really the poster child for bringing Emergency Response Development activities and this building activities together as warm and part of that obviously is to change the fundamental problems that are faced by so many south Sydney citizen's issues of isolation, the issues of inequality and yet criti- and marginalization all of which creates the breeding ground or conflict and violence. So through our programs where we`re Supporting rural farmers to be more productive to have enough food for their own communities. But more importantly to create a surplus that they can trade with other communities to link those communities together to link farmer's markets and other markets and thereby creating a positive relationship across ethnic divides US Mutiti divides. Can Act they bring people together these. These that we want to invest more. Easily. Recognized I think in this these fries today and it's not just south Saddam redoing these things but also fundamentally desperately trying to show but those that would manipulate burst the time and have manipulated in the past I held accountable so that this change in south Sudan, it's a country that frankly we've been in for fifty years too long and we aim to make sure that we are not needed in this country. We've talked to make those linkages between development aid and is go and obviously we wish you very best to that and your teams in very difficult circumstances millions have been experiencing displacement and conflicts just last week the Human Rights Council highlighted a report that talked about the use of starvation. As a weapon of war, we've heard even worse than that soldiers being offered the chance to rape women in communities in you of payment I mean, you just can't imagine the kind of conditions. But when you go into a community with the WFP Bana, what is it that the agency brings? What is the agency's added value? So in South Sudan because we've built relationships with communities of the decades of presence here because we are, you know twelve hundred plus strong organization with presence across ten states and a deep relationship with the communities we serve where known entity and we have the logistics tools in our toolbox to be able to access areas. We the helicopters, planes, all-terrain vehicles, canoes, bogs, boats you. We have an enduring sir. We're able to meet people's needs when they're the worst, but we're also able to support organizations other organizations as well as community leaders themselves to make a difference in their communities. So what we are. From perspective able to do is anyone really Priam? Times as a facilitator to bring you a organizations to bring communities together that typically have had problems coming together in this country since twenty eleven since its independence country who vicious periods of civil war and has persistent national conflict local conflict walk WFP has is now trying to do is trying to ensure that our food security presence. Can Be used by other partners because we in this on our own to really facilitate a change in this environment, a fundamental change in what is causing an enabling violence to contain one
Everything you need to know about human rights in South Sudan
"The first report of its kind by a U N panel. The Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan reported on Tuesday that government forces through most of two, thousand and seventeen and two, thousand, eighteen intentionally deprived IOT and Luo communities living under the control of the opposition in western Bahr Gazelle state of resources amounting to collective punishment and starvation as a method of warfare government commanders also authorized as soldiers to reward themselves by pillaging items deemed indispensable to the survival of these rural populations the report adds. Since gaining independence in two, thousand and thirteen. The brutal conflict across South Sudan has caused incalculable suffering to the civilian population resulting in staggering levels of acute food insecurity and malnutrition noted the commission with seven point five million south. Sudanese. Currently requiring humanitarian assistance we have found food insecurity in western Bahr, Gazelle Jonglei and central. Equatoria states is linked directly to the conflicts and therefore almost entirely human induced said, commission chair has been super. It's quite clear that both government and opposition forces of deliberately used the starvation of civilians as a method of warfare sometimes as an instrument to punish non-aligned communities as is the case Jonglei she added
Flooding leaves South Sudan facing threat of ‘catastrophic’ hunger levels
"Catastrophic flooding and rising food and health costs in Sudan have driven up the number of people in need the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs or Archer said on Friday authorities declared a three-month state of emergency in early September after the worst flooding in thirty years to date more than eight. Hundred and sixty thousand people have had houses destroyed or damaged and more than one hundred, twenty died hundreds of schools and thousands of health facilities have also been affected especially in North Darfur, Khartoum for and Sana. The response by agencies and partners has reached more than four hundred thousand people so far which shelter and essential items for more than one hundred and. Eighty, thousand flood-affected refugees and around one point nine million internally displaced people and communities amid growing needs searching inflation reaching nearly one hundred and seventy percent in has caused a shortage of basic commodities and increase prices of some locally sourced supplies by up to four hundred percent. Here's ultra spokesperson Jens Locker in some cases by the time the procurement process finalized the. Supplies have increased prices so that the original body it's no longer valid agencies have to restart the process from scratch while there's no guarantee that by the time that that process is done, the prices will not have risen once again and they can start all over
AstraZeneca pauses coronavirus vaccine trial, shares slip on rollout doubts
"No Work? No pay no food coronavirus lockdowns have forced many people all over the world to wonder where their next meal's will come from according to Matthew True. Scott Oxfam International's head of Humanitarian Policy About one hundred and twenty one million people have been pushed to the edge of starvation. This year not of course is across the main hotspots you would expect Yemen Democratic Republic of Congo of Gunston Venezuela, south. Sudan we're also seeing hunger coming up in otherwise middle income or developing countries. India South Africa Brazil CETERA. Look at a situation in the world where you have about sixty sixty, one percent working in the informal economy when that denied that daily income forced to stay at home they no longer get that income and that forces them into some of the negative coping strategies and that's what makes this crisis so unique. People. Couldn't travel to work which meant they couldn't make money and they couldn't buy food but this isn't just a short term problem. Is it Yeah and it has sort of long term impacts where, for instance, if you take people who are living day to day selling milk, if they can't sell milk for a few days, it gets point whether then have to do something to have food and income then have to sell their means of income. So selling the cow which had been providing them and then conquered back to generate income and same happens instead of urban areas where people who had been, for instance, taxi drivers after. So long of not being able to take fares and give taxi rights eventually then have to start selling off assets to cope and that's where we're really. Seeing potential long-term structural breakdown, and as you say, this is a problem that existed before the pandemic. So how do we tackle it this time around does it require new solutions? It does with sort of proposing three solutions. The I of course is that we need to increase humanitarian aid drastically the U. N. Global Humanitarian Appeal has called for about ten point, three billion dollars in humanitarian aid. But only about twenty, four percent of that is funded. So less than a quarter, the second thing that we can do is cancelled some of the debt that could free up up to a trillion dollars, and then of course, the final thing is. Exactly, as you say, we do need to change how system works. We need to build a more fair and more robust food system. We need to build a system that's ready to deal with the climate shocks that's able to produce sustainable food. One that supports a small-scale Farmers Informal Workers, Matthew Scott head of humanitarian policy at Oxfam International. Thanks for your time. Thank you so much
Sudan Signs Peace Deal With Rebel Alliance
"Than 17 years of conflict. These hope that peace will be restored incidences of full region on the southern states of self code of fun and blue nightie. An alliance of the main rebel groups. The Sudan Revolutionary Front signed a comprehensive peace agreement with the transitional government in Juba, the capital ofthe neighboring south Sudan. But the deal has been welcomed with caution. Previous peace agreements failed to hold and to keep rebel groups did not take part in the signing off the new deal, BBC correspondent and soy reporting, Federal and state officials are on the ground in Louisiana to help residents cope with the
Siyabulela Mandela - Personal Lessons from History
"Siebel Villa. Thank, you very much. Ariana family me and thank you. For joining us, it is my sincere pleasure and honor. I would love to begin with you telling us a little bit about your own story and the inspiration for your current work. Thank. You very much. Really. I grew up in effeminate that was highly politicized and our shaved. By the history of the Feminine so-fi as its involvement in the struggle against apartheid resume colonialism in south, Africa, and in Africa in general and in the fight for the. Liberation of the black masses AFA people against the shuttle's off. Appreciate up on. Racism and all forms of injustice that degeneration of Mandela waged against our shaped by that kind of history and our shaped by those material condition, and it is the involvement of my family and my involvement of my great grandfather, Nelson Mandela that has inspired me to anti into the food dolf intensive relations particularly focusing on issues that were made peace confluence, Aleutian and human rights in South Africa. Andy. Africa's when the world more generally, and at the moment, my final stages of my doctorate studies which averages stepped on that Nelson Mandela University in Africa and partly, half of my research was done in the United States at George Mason invested to scorn of conflict, resolution and analysis. Dot Potential Training has opened opportunities for me. I'm currently based in Juba South Sudan where I work as a team, lead the country director for the Subsidy Program for an organization whole geneticist for human rights. So that is the way that I'm currently doing in south, Sudan. Patent puzzle supporting the Peace End. Development Agenda since the end of the civil war in this part of the was. So that's the kind of work that I'm doing, and that's what I'm engaged in at the moment. I'm sure people are curious about a little bit of your direct experience with your great grandfather. What is a memory that you might have and a piece of wisdom that you've learned from him that you'd like to pass along? A very few memories of. Microsoft. Grandfather Nelson, and among those memories was always division that instilled to all of us and something that we all learned from him and even the past generation the past it to him that. Occurred to importance to treat people quantity godless of their social status in society when you begin with rich people. Equally. You begin to understand and begin to know who people are for people would be willing to talk to. And people will be willing to listen to. That Nessin did. If you look at the entire store, you would have conversation with his prison. And he was highly regarded and respected by his prison for he treated that particular individual symptoms spent that they will lead to the president of Salafi, Cadet and. Someone that comes from. Hubble, begins. And when you begin to imagine from the kind of a background is individual new, get to recognize that we are only important it regardless of social status in society,
Siyabulela Mandela - Personal Lessons from History
"This week I have a special guest, sea. Ebola Mandela. WHO's the great grandson of Nelson. Mandela. Lilla is a PhD in peace and conflict. Studies, in continues his grandfather's legacy of advocating for human rights and shares his perspective on the stomach nature of racism with us. He recently wrote a chapter in the book for the sake. Of Peace. African perspectives, on. Racism? Justice. And peace in America. Sibylla will also share with us his perspective on what we can each do to decolonize our own minds and the lessons that he learned from his grandfather's character. He speaks to us today from south, Sudan where he works. Welcome Siebel Villa. Thank, you very much. Ariana family me and thank you. For joining us, it is my sincere pleasure and honor. I would love to begin with you telling us a little bit about your own story and the inspiration for your current work. Thank. You very much. Really. I grew up in effeminate that was highly politicized and our shaved. By the history of the Feminine so-fi as its involvement in the struggle against apartheid resume colonialism in south, Africa, and in Africa in general and in the fight for the. Liberation of the black masses AFA people against the shuttle's off. Appreciate up on. Racism and all forms of injustice that degeneration of Mandela waged against our shaped by that kind of history and our shaped by those material condition, and it is the involvement of my family and my involvement of my great grandfather, Nelson Mandela that has inspired me to anti into the food dolf intensive relations particularly focusing on issues that were made peace confluence, Aleutian and human rights in South Africa. Andy. Africa's when the world more generally, and at the moment, my final stages of my doctorate studies which averages stepped on that Nelson Mandela University in Africa and partly, half of my research was done in the United States at George Mason invested to scorn of conflict, resolution and analysis. Dot Potential Training has opened opportunities for me. I'm currently based in Juba South Sudan where I work as a team, lead the country director for the Subsidy Program for an organization whole geneticist for human rights. So that is the way that I'm currently doing in south, Sudan. Patent puzzle supporting the Peace End. Development Agenda since the end of the civil war in this part of the was. So that's the kind of work that I'm doing, and that's what I'm engaged in at the moment. I'm sure people are curious about a little bit of your direct experience with your great grandfather. What is a memory that you might have and a piece of wisdom that you've learned from him that you'd like to pass along? A very few memories of. Microsoft. Grandfather Nelson, and among those memories was always division that instilled to all of us and something that we all learned from him and even the past generation the past it to him that. Occurred to importance to treat people quantity godless of their social status in society when you begin with rich people. Equally. You begin to understand and begin to know who people are for people would be willing to talk to. And people will be willing to listen to. That Nessin did. If you look at the entire store, you would have conversation with his prison. And he was highly regarded and respected by his prison for he treated that particular individual symptoms spent that they will lead to the president of Salafi, Cadet and. Someone that comes from. Hubble, begins. And when you begin to imagine from the kind of a background is individual new, get to recognize that we are only important it regardless of social status in society,
"south sudan" Discussed on KQED Radio
"On then, most of the athletes, including myself from poor families, South Sudan is the world's youngest country. In 2011 it declared independence from Sudan following decades of fighting. But fighting among south Sudanese ethnic groups continued on ly in February, did rival leaders agreed to end six years of civil war. My joke dreamed of giving his divided nation a reason to unite. But in March, the International Olympic Committee postponed the Tokyo Games until next summer, and possibly beyond my job, worried his dream would disappear the whole night thinking I might have lost again this chance that I had come to Fight for my dream. But in that fight, he has an ally, one of the world's oldest and richest countries. Japan's International development Agency chose my joke and his teammates to train in Maya Bakshi ahead of what was supposed to be the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. The agency's goal is to unite the south Sudanese people through sports. Yoshifumi Yamanaka represents Japan's development agency, he said. Maya Bakshi is mayor offered to host from a sense of duty. The mayor said that Japan is a country which, after more war to succeeded in economic growth, thanks to the support from the international community, and it is important for Japan to now return this favor by supporting the development of South Sudan's back in November, Japanese TV celebrated my joke and his teammates arrival. And they've become a beloved part of the community. Before the pandemic. They learned the traditional way to make Machi a favorite Japanese desert, took lessons and writing Japanese script and visited local shrines. Kennedy. A cheetah is their translator in Maya Bakshi. We're getting cross and we become Francis or one day, You know, I'd like to go there and.
Coronavirus crisis could double number of people suffering acute hunger - UN
"More than a quarter of a billion people could suffer from acute by the end of twenty twenty because of the impact of the new corona virus. Pandemic that's according to the World Food Programme. Wfp and other UN agencies. Which on Tuesday warned that caveat nineteen could almost double the number of people who are already critically hungry now in fifty five countries according to the global report on food crises produced by WFP and fifteen other humanitarian and development partners. Seventy five million children were stunted and seventy million suffered from wasting in two thousand. Nineteen the forecast. It's spike in the number of people at particular risk of curve in nineteen relates to one hundred and eighty three million people who were found to be on the cusp of acute hunger last year faced with the new corona virus. They're unlikely to withstand the shock to their food insecurity. The report suggests regionally more than half of the one hundred thirty five million people covered by the report are in Africa. Forty three million live in the Middle East and Asia eighteen and a half million from Latin America and the Caribbean. The key reasons for food insecurity are conflict where the extremes and economic turbulence in order of severity the ten worst food crises last year Yemen the Democratic Republic of the Congo Afghanistan Venezuela Ethiopia South Sudan Syria Sudan northern and Haiti together they constituted eighty eight million acutely food insecure people and accounted for sixty five percent of all people in acute need
Melissa RoyDreams From Her Father
"Hey now I am bureau host ric and this episode with guest. Melissa Roy was recorded back in late February while there was ample concerned in regard to cove it at that time especially in a place like China in much of the world. Business went about as normal in fact. I left Bangkok on March. Second to start an eight week trip. That would take the Berlin for two conferences West Africa for a month and then a couple of weeks in Yerevan for my annual visit. All these plans were made in vain. My to conferences and Berlin were cancelled including travel massive form. As I was on my flight after Bruin then went and met my friends. Indycar for the start of our road trip on March fifteenth on her first day Gambia. We had a team dinner where we decided to cancel the trip into leave. Banjul the following day. While I was really disappointed in just several more days this look like in the stupid decision borders inflates began to close and cancel like dominoes. I'm now in Bangkok self quarantining. And of course social distancing prior to the STREP trip I recorded and finished episodes April May and June but made sense to re record this opening introduction to be more attuned to current situations. So I'm wishing everyone safe health. I encourage you to listen to fact Bay signed and I hope for a quick end to this virus which threatens many as well as the global economy speaking to like minded people like you. This is an odd time for many of us so often we're on a trip and if not planning for the next one this passion for expiration is part of our DNA and many for many of us. It's a tremendous personal frustration to be walked at home or even stranded in a foreign will cow. Whatever you can do try and make this time fruitful and productive in reach out to your loved ones friends and even strangers to lend a hand and now back to our regularly scheduled interview. I reached out to Melissa. Shortly after she announced her complement of traveling every country in the world social media traditional media began reporting that she was the first woman of South Asian heritage to complete this quest on cannon countries. I'm always looking for diverse voices whether that's nationality ethnicity religion or any other differentiator and it's great to get other perspectives. A reminder my monthly reminder coun- countries is part of Petri on you can be a great supporter like Steph road. Ted mims be some miles Ryan dashed or Stephen Rothwell and Adam Hickman. They get to listen to extra content like the extra interview. I did with Melissa only for them. Untamed borders is the sponsor of counting countries focuses on challenging locations for those chasing one ninety three James and I decided to replace the interview. We had previously recorded in regard to my visit to Afghanistan within updated interview on the current situation. Please listen then to James Wilcox founder of untamed borders James. Welcome back to counting countries This time we are having you back to give us an update and more challenging in dire times with Cova. Nineteen in your intro goal. Part of the travel community stream travel community. You're taking us to places which are really challenging locations so first of all I want to check in with you and see you're doing and how things are in the UK May personally I'm fine. actually been Last week so who knows what that actually What that actually is but as far as Healthwise the team The guy on the stuff that we use the countries who many people may have met whilst in in other circumstances of fine and obviously the you know the reality of the world has changed kind of shown travel leisure To be as important as it radiates in the in the grand scheme of life which is which is not that important but generally weight. Well I hope you'll your cash flow vic. Thanks James Yep am self quarantining and social distancing as we speak so this covert thing just seemed to really accelerate very quickly When things really started hitting the fan were any of your trips In action at that point. Did you have to close trips out early? Evacuate People What was the situation? Yeah exactly what I think. The the weekend of I think it was the fourteenth fifteenth of March around that weekend Things inching to accelerate very quickly. We had a good trip to Syria Which was due to start on that weekend and we we with. I think about thirty six hours before it started really had a couple of guests had arrived in Lebanon on that trip. We had a good trip to south. Sudan was finishing event that we can. We had one guest Continuing onto a national park in the far south of South Sudan and we had to call him back early to make sure he could leave Juba Juba F. O. Had a tip from someone from the UN that the EPA was going to close on Monday night so we had to get that person out at one of our team who was on that trip Is is accusing self contained in South Africa at the moment So yet that we can things did seem to. Things did accelerate Very quickly and as soon as we sold that we we did anticipate that travel was going to be restricted due to coke in nineteen With with total guests trips coming up at the we had concerned we wanted to in this situation but that we candidate accelerate very fast. As I'm sure you will what How was it with you around that time it? Yeah somewhat of a similar circumstance timeline wise. I was in Senegal Gambia. Over March fifteenth or so Sunday In after we crossed into Gambia on the evening of the fifteenth Me In the fellow. Travelers IS WITH. We kind of had a team dinner and we cancelled we build on our month trip to. West Africa and flew home on the sixteenth Monday and got a directly direct flight OUTTA Gambia to to Turkey and onwards to Bangkok James so just give us kind of a brief update of the trips that were already in place so to speak but How's this affecting untamed borders right now. What's what's this mean to the business. I mean the May decide Travel any description in the show. Possibly to medium-term is just not going to happen and when travel begins it will be you know. People start traveling again Who knows when that will start at who knows when that will stop being to some of the areas that we We guided so for the moment We people with upcoming trips. Having given the option to to cancel to move their trips to late nights. We've got people who've moved onto trips towards the end of twenty twenty meeting trips into twenty twenty one so we're planning We're hoping that we will be able to resume in the in the medium term but we Planning the tangle this will be solid enough and resilience enough to take a long pause out and ready to go it again. Um whenever trouble begins as you know. I've got extremism connection especially with Afghanistan Pakistan and when travel begins again will be will be guiding again It might mean that. Have to do some other. Bits and bobs and make ends meet and things like that in the meantime But we back. We will be guiding assumes. We're able to
"south sudan" Discussed on African Tech Roundup
"I no. We're really have a lot of people outside. Their South Sudan is there and everyone is watching. What is going to happen? I know why cannot decide for you but the truth is we should never give up the hope for our country you know when most people are running into refuge they said I'm not going to the country. I'm not going back to the country but when I talk to them now everybody's saying can our leaders really understand John Distribution and we go back because I mean home is a home so it may take time for you to think about going home Tom. But change is inevitable. We hope that our leaders will really Seton understand. And then it's as who have to go and develop that that country I always look at the example of Rhonda and you cannot believe when you go through and then you see how patriotic everybody is. I've been to render you. See see to their and everybody's talking about developing the country developing country developing the country. Where we'll say there but I know that in twenty twenty inti? We'll definitely reach a point where we start thinking. Can we go back and start building that country together so miss maintain the hope nope and less never give up the country is I was whether we have lived out of eight twenty years or whatever we still belong they are and we can only build it if we do it together so maybe flight home spend a month or so a few weeks even as is not a bad idea. That's true because we can rely on the news you on CNN BBC or whatever nor when you go home there you can have a different perspective and you can see a niche that you can try to be able to do something missing in whatever it is you can do it from your experience or whatever. They are different ways to develop the country and this hope that February brings the peace we want and then after two six months commun- and as you say two or three weeks two or three days it'll change your perspective because we'll and see how people have tried to survive and make sure that that country regains the hopeless. Mr Young Look Hula. Thank you so much for giving us your time. Thank you for sparing the time to be an here from the perspective of South Sudan and development in that country.
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"NGO that spot dot. Ngo there are people who live in countries that hosts are large refugee populations. That are listening listening to this and the they probably have a hard time even crossing the notion that refugee populations in a host country might be served served with with financial services. In the way you're doing can you see what the status is as far as being a south Sudanese refugee living in Uganda and what sets them up for accessing facilities that once you provide the refugee finance or landscape is is still new and the this dealer of apprehension about really serving the refugees. The good thing in Uganda is the landscape. The one set up by the government is really welcoming for refugees. They're out to be employed. They can set up businesses and risk free movement so in business business of course in in this becomes a bit is for us also to be able to deal with them but that's not the case with other financial institutions because when we we discuss with them they still have a flight risk. Fear the fear that features will go back to the other end so maybe for whereas it's a positive because we operate in both countries but there's just have that one day what happens if there's just go back and the inert of forums. We have told them clearly that when peace comes to a country the justice that the refugees will move as one and the ones I like when they are coming in to refuge is not the case people have settled so they moved back gradually. You'll find now that when peace comes this is mostly the head of the household. Who will go home to try to establish something for us in our area? It's mostly making sure that you planned some cassava so that the family will be able to start something and then set up some structure that they can start with and then gradually move. So you find nosiness piece comes this people take at least five years to be able to move holy so how long it takes to in Kosovo. It takes about six months to one year but of course one of these things that horse people to move is because South Sudan Obama's been fighting since nineteen fifty six and then two thousand five signed peace and then again we had another went into sixteen so people are really apprehensive to most of the households have children Wayne School in Uganda so for schools to set up in a country that has been in conflict. Takes time. So you find that. Nobody is ready to take his kids to sit at home much. As we know there are some schools in south Sudan at the moment. So you find that a gradual process. That's why the pres- becomes gradual trying to see what else for the peace and trying to make sure that schools set up so that when the children go from one country to deny that they are not just left at homes. That's why tech's at but sitting up the household. Just it's interesting I suppose One man's risk another man's reward loss. You so what is your growth plan because it sounds to me like you're building a bank. Recently our board members we are narrow before bought governance training and then the good things things they had their chance to discuss a consultant about the transformation of a microfinance institution like ours into a bank. The process is very expensive and demanding so initially of course there was that excitement about bring that and frankly by the way if it was not what the conflict by now would be in south Sudan because we had really moved very wayland Ritz food. Set Our footsteps. You mean you'd be. Bank in South Sudan by. Now we'll be back in salsa then if the conflict didn't break out in twenty sixteen eva way back when the process of becoming your bank because the way we have sprayed within their local communities the the government got to realize that we are being very important the job and it wouldn't have been very difficult but on the aspects in Uganda for example. Wooden aspire to be banned because we are divided into tears it is what we call 'em the whereby an microfinance deposit taking financial institution. That's the next step then. It becomes a crazy distribution. So we'll rather go through that process before we had a to think of becoming a band but in the future ten years from now who doesn't want to become bigger than what he is so we'll also so we'll come but I know that one could easily happen in south Sudan if peace was to come in because they demand they are is is is much more hair they are really very few financial institutions that are trained to serve the people while in Uganda. The market is a bit conscious. Tabin really competitive. Tiv- do you only serve entrepreneurs are you do you offer microloans personal use. We if I ever Gordon because right now we have a project for example funded by the Netherlands. Embassies through a consortium of Code Agree Tara and spark DOC which is trying to promote food security through our business in south Sudan so in that project we are basically looking at the common man Dan but then trying to make sure that these tat operating at the commercial level and then we are looking at the whole value chain agriculture. It's not necessarily about production the only so through that project comes in as financier so the other ones build a capacity training them to be able to do commercial schol modern agriculture and good agricultural practices. And then when the link just market are created the now roof you can come in to be able to finance the growth of these businesses so we tried to go or the or the areas not necessarily looking at all the only the main businessman in the market but wherever there is a niche where we know that we can provide financial services to the common person with we try our best richer that and as a percentage percentage of your business that serves businesspeople relative to people taking out personal loans and things of that nature. What would you say the splitters where most of them are taking loans? But then in south Sudan we also known as the person for their personal capacity for personal business operations. Of course we have have others also who had being cooperative's who are also taking us cooperative's but then we have his service that is unique in south Sudan which record the the F. D. A.. Lot of banks collapsed in South Sudan and people are skeptical about saving their money there so we try to help them to save apply for any other enterprise all saving up for in other acid that they want to build a future to bend in the future so that one wendy's for every other person that that that is around there so you find out that they save a black nowadays save up for Christmas or disabled for school fees so it has has become a very attractive savviness that so many people have taken on in south Sudan also we work with the schools because at times of day went to collect school fees for the children. I'm in for students. So worse off at a service to to the schools we we can collect the school fees from the parents and then the squawk we with less so we really try to as much as possible go beyond just lending so that we can also do other services to the community you worked out what they what they need. The finance fourth most of it is working capital trying to injecting more manage to try to grow their business. That's basically mostly what the the they use the money for a time..
"south sudan" Discussed on African Tech Roundup
"And your mission as an organization. Fees strutted into southern. Anita's say when the piece was sign and everybody was into the aesthetic trying to participate in the development of the country. So around that time mm-hmm five enterpreneurs came up and putting their resources to start a solution understood very well by twenty thirteen. We already had four branches But unfortunately that's when the first conflict broke out and by two thousand sixteen we were forced to close three. Three branches were these. All in south Sudan Sudan all those south Sudan it was really very disappointing period because I think we lost not less than three hundred thousand. US dollars at that time boss because of inflation and because because most of our plans to call to to refuge and that's when we sat with the board and said what do we do. Do we close this to show we we keep it going. And the idea finally came in that lists follow up our clancy into Uganda and see whether we can provide them also financial services in such a setting so i. I traveled to Uganda and followed up a stressful. It was not that difficult difficult and by February seventeen. We are set up. Our branch of costume was a bit apprehensive. Because I mean if you talk to finance institutions nations providing financial services to refugees is north something that everybody wants to do. We fear that they could just leave that country and go to another one or because they do enough security to secure a loan so most likely they met before and it's nothing nothing much you can do but we had event to that the refugees we are dealing with some moved them way our clams and most of them. We understood where they're coming from so so the new US in south Sudan we knew them from south Sudan so sort of there was a link and there was understanding between us and Franklin Wrangler new stuttered way a bit apprehensive but just after six months realize that it was a market niche of that was really in and need of service and we have to mobilize resources for a fuss to make sure we meet this. This market niche so. Oh from ten to seventeen up to now we have been working with their effigies and right now actually a lot of financial institutions begin to realize that you can serve the refugee and they pay even as well as the local pass on so we still maintaining that and also contending our activities in in in south Sudan because all of us have hope that one day peace will come and definitely people will need financial services so right now we're maintaining operations in the main town providing the common businessmen have been talking about financial services especially especially loans in such an environment and then they're Davantage Lazlo walking into countries that there's always linkage because because they come from south Sudan and the AINU Ganda so it's very easy for us to even use a collateral that they have in South Sudan for them to secured loans in Uganda and they also families along the way who want to send money from south Sudan into Uganda to their relatives in the refugee settlements. I saw parentally even before again. What we have not planned for is something that will realize this happening? We are becoming a very good link for families and refugees and for other relatives who are back in the country in south Sudan essentially remittance service. Now Yeah exactly. We are especially from Juba to one of the settlements in a place called Perot arena. We have really been very very wherever much appreciated by their fees and even the business people because some business people want to buy certain woods from South Sudan which I know. They're in Uganda. So they can easily remit the money from our settlement and then withdraw it from from south Sudan. So they're really found it a very important service. I'm I'm curious to know. What gap existed? That allowed you to come up with. This idea was not a formal banking infrastructure. That was serving the people and if did was there. Why wasn't it serving the kind base you? Currently so in Uganda or in south Sudan in south Sudan so when you first launched in south Sudan and what was the state of banking infrastructure and at what extent was it making lending available to I suppose the business people when when we set it in two thousand eight there was busy Kelly the very fuel okay. We had some bonds and most of these thanks. We are way of foreign banks and of course they are just in the town of Juba. So you find out if you go to some of the outskirts or settings things. There was no financial service providers. And that's why we found out that it was necessary. Then due to financial EST may at the microfinance microfinance level that we also in south Sudan but also realize they're just within the town but the service that started with took them to the outskirts. We we started in a place called Kaji which was about to two hours drive from Juba and the people appreciated it because yes. It was something that they've never expected coming in. And of course we realize people needed it because everybody was the mystic about building the development all developing the country so some of them needed money to be able to do that and they found that our service of trying to provide loans at that time was was raided. The truth is most of them had never heard before so it also involve desk trying to do some financial literacy for them to understand ending and times about security and all that but ultimately it picked up and actually because of that effort we put in. That's why when we came to Uganda down the understood that we have really tried to help them and frankly we when we came in the some of them asked us why didn't do. Just what is it that drives you. YOU HAVE MITT losses in south Sudan and again following trying to come and provide services in in Uganda so people didn't understand but we have calling which is like a social calling because realized there was also in Uganda. That was under sowed so it was basically trying to be part of the team that is building the country that really drove these five inte- preneurs to start and grow the company. Moving into Uganda was sort of like desperate. Move because You've lost a lot of money but you said okay list also throw some money there and see what comes out but surprisingly as we talk now is being well in Uganda. That was going to be my next question. Inscription is clearly have you recovered from that loss. And the limits to altruism contend here to what extent is this is this a calculated for profit entity and to what extent are you perhaps willing to sustain further losses in the name of of the boarding your people. No I don't think we are not. We are not ready to sustain more losses losses. That's why we we actually right now as I talk. We decided to maintain operations in new gun in south Sudan at only two branches inches. We don't intend to expand or open those branches reclosed until we see that there is permanent peace and then the south Sudan is Spohn has really gained some value always a bit stable against the foreign currency. Well in Uganda of course is and then they. They don't see link Israeli stable against the local on foreign currency so this is a very big chance of expanding because even now in both countries we are sustainable bowl. Yes in Uganda Norwood being better now. We have four branches. We have three branches opening their force in February. So we have a high hope that I I built aspects much as again we are dealing with refugees and also some host communities is so much more high in Uganda at the moment then in south Sudan so his profitability in sight. Nice insight since I. How many people do you serve with right now? In Uganda we have who two thousand three hundred and fifty clans that we we are working with and the about seventy five percent of these refugees and then we have forced communities communities we not entirely targeting refugees but because we work mostly in the settlements the new final that a lot of our work is also going going towards serving serving refugees then in south Sudan. We have about one thousand eight hundred because most people move out of the country so as you said South Sudan Dan we are moving cautiously. We don't want to have our fingers bent for the second time saw really the strategy is to make sure the operations are continuing and then until final piece comes in. That's when we have ditch us now to expand and open the other branches that we're we're closed strategies also to make sure that when the refugees go back they can continue with the services that they have been getting from Uganda because when they come back they'll find NASA they and then we'll be able to continue to to provide them with services as an again them losing the services that have been getting and then taking go back to zero so we are trying to place that cross-border strategist to make sure that we provide the same services they go back. We're taking a quick breathe to tell you a little more about spark. The presenting sponsor of the series spark is a Dutch. NGO with a difference since being founded by two Dutch students a little over twenty five years ago the organization has grown delivered expert job creation services in fourteen of the world's most conflict affected regions including Libya Palestine nine and South Sudan. 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"south sudan" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"Four four three one or go to CarShield dot com. Get covered today. And welcome back to radio Night Live Callum McCulloch. Glad to have you with us coming up in our number two tonight, Georgie Mormon will be in the ladies lounge. We're looking forward to having a very spirited conversation. With Georgie of which one thing that we might cover is why she's eight devoted Android user, almost two maniacal level. And I guess the same could be said about being terms of being an apple guy. So we'll see where all that goes. But she's also got some thoughts on millennials Jin's Z's Ilan, Omar and her new podcast. She's got a brand new podcast that we are. I know Nixon Android guy. He even though the computer. He's running our show with right now is a MAC, I'm just saying eight eight eight three four to ten ten is the phone number that I want you to call tonight. Eight three four to ten ten. It is the one that will help us set free people that have been human traffic and someone who cares. Much about this. Joe Vander speck of the Christian soldarity international. In fact, Joel runs the entire operations of the American footprint. If you will see us, I there's a couple of things they they have two different levels of operation one to target governments into appeal governments to say to the leaders of these countries. Can you help us with this wrongdoing? That's going on in these places. And then there's also the operation that's on the ground. That's actually helping those that have been treated badly. And Joel it's always good to have you. But tonight, I wanna talk about Sudan tell people what's going on in in Sudan. South Sudan, going back home, the freemen from slavery in Sudan, the Muslim partisan and they've been parted liberation efforts. So I'm going back. Just some Meeks time to welcome back three hopefully up to four hundred thousand six majority of them are Christian returning them. Back to their home villages, reuniting with their families after years in slavery. Some fifteen twenty twenty plus years being inflate in these Muslim families forced to work on a daily basis without any pay assaulted verbally sexually physically abused on a daily basis. Our slave retriever is on the ground right now in the Muslim area sedan going from village to village negotiating with the slave owners for the release. So we can pray for that. And we really want to ask your audience again to be involved in this as you said Kevin exciting opportunity a lot of negative. But this is. Positive because when people come back home, it's not just the life of that particular slave who's been ill will be transformed but entire families. And obviously just as they welcome back to their loved one. Missing for so long. A lot of people wonder how slavery still exists in a modern day in which we live in and for people that are new to this discussion. There was a war in Sudan was a civil war. When Sudan was just a a country, not the two countries. It is now, and it was it was these Islamic. Of forces in the north that when ride down into the south and takeover areas and March off the women and children, primarily to be slaves in their on their properties in the north in when the when the global governments got together and said, let's solve the civil war, and they stopped the war. They didn't they didn't add they didn't make the slave owners give up their slaves. And so all the time that the war's been concluded in south Sudan became its own country. There's there's was this peace settlement. Now, you have these people that have lived in this kind of disjointed piece so to speak, but they haven't had peace for themselves. And some of these women were taking it very young ages two three four five years of age, and they've been there for fourteen to forty years, depending on how long it's been. And it's it's just really. Heart wrenching to think that they've they've been stuck in that scenario. But the the solution is what CS is doing. So explain how the retriever works out. Does he find the slave? How does he negotiate the release? What happens? Right. Well, our sleeve retriever is from that Muslim community. He works with us. He's both sides. Obviously he has an in with the slave masters because of his his ethnic identity being from the same Muslim tribes Sudanese drive..
"south sudan" Discussed on World News Analysis
"Only fifty percent of the urban land was a properly used let's say is arable land is as large as the size of Mexico. So this country has a lot of potential and also is rich in minerals, but suffered from problems like decades of civil war between the north and south which resulted in the independence of south, Sudan, the independence has dealt have a blow to Sudan why we said that because most of the oil fields oil resources like seventy five percent of the oil resources located in south Sudan. So when south Sudan gained independence, Sudan, the Sudan government lost as men avenue of of income? Let's say then there's a big problem. There's have a blow to the country's financial incomes financial like a ability of to do to take care of the its own. People and along with that the sanctions imposed by the United States which lasted for more than twenty years and ended in twenty seventeen October twenty seventeen after the sanctions were lifted though were say, high expectation back in Sudan, a lot of people thought at that time since the sanctions lifted so they expected a lot of foreign investment, and then with investment that would be Christian of dogs. And then we're beer, of course, the the don't fall for the, you know, the flow flowing into this country was a lot of hot currency people's living standard will be wrist. But unfortunately, that was not destitution. So that expansion had failed to be materialized because of the century in June that twenty years like the banking sector. I think one French. Based Bank was a penalized by Washington heavy punishment. And then even after the sanctions were lifted. You know, feel internationally investors have shown strong interest in investing Sudan because the whole situation was not that stable that time I'm even today. Today's the worst actually so the sim time this country was still on the list of the nation's which so called in the accusation and acquisition by the United States sponsor for sponsoring a terrorist. As long as it was on the list. The IMF International Monetary Fund will not allow this country to biscuit, right off is foreign debt. So that's also a heavy burden on this government. So you see they have the potential in the middle resources. They have the potential in agriculture. But somehow there's a lack of investment there's a challenging external environment full the government for this country to develop the potential to tap the potential so the the living standard the economy remains more or less, I was problematic. So that's why you see. People like basically rose up again. And again, you know, twenty thirteen hundred sixteen twenty nineteen three years internals. You see the basically the violence the protests against the government. But he's not really the government. Probably whoever will be an empower the face similar difficulties. And there are reports saying that Russian mercenaries or participating in the government efforts to deal with to protests, which has been denied by the Sudanese government. How do you see the foreign factors behind? No, they're accurate, visions and contract traditions. Yes, there are you know, from the protest opponent view, even from opposition participant view of the government is cracking down on the protest or they're even hiring. So call the Russian. A foreign agents over there to deal with them. No. And the government is also charging the protesters say some of them are from Israel for agents from other countries to stabilize the country to topple the government. But ultimately, it's really about economic issues folks, ample income tomb like many months ago, I was there. Basically imagine a situation where the bread is expensive. There's not enough supply of bread, which is the most important dilly supply for people's living in the middle of last month. There's the increase of the price of a loaf of bread from one pond as DJ oh lead, you Sudanese pond. Two three Gs three punts. So the the number is small, but but the percentage wise is huge like three hundred percent increase of the price. And also, the fuel prices were also increased so people. Not happy that obviously if you drive, and if you need to review your tank, it go to the gestation, usually there's a long land, and in some point of time biscuit, there's no supply of guests imagine the anger so lack of fuel lack of a Brad. And like actress ity people are obviously very happy with that. If you want withdraw some cash from the ATM's often ATM's, I empty every to the Bank. There's a limit like only five hundred SDG's allowed. So in such a situation. It's totally understandable, people not happy..
"south sudan" Discussed on SuperTalk WTN 99.7
"I'm having lunch with my church friends. Oh, I'm going to the bar bar with her sinful friends. Exactly. That's all true. Believe it or the cake back there. I've been well, I got the I got I got a movie part on Sunday. So I got a slimmed-down for it. So. Forever. Those things forever. So you can't get you. Yeah. That's true. Once you show up on the set and your fat, and then do about it. Now, not a thing. But the cake is shaped like a microphone I saw that she my friend made that like from scratch she made that microphone what's made the microphone to what's the microphone main of what is that stuff called fun? Something fun do. Yeah. He's right on it. Yeah. My wife, would no it's like a lot of sugar and line of. And then you put little flavoring in it. But that's how you can make remember this cake. You got that one year for your birthday, he made that that whole thing with you, and Al Gore that was founded the movie cake. Yes. Yeah. That was great. Yeah. I still get a pitcher. You eat Al Gore's head sort of. Actually chewed his butt. A different part of it. Anyway. Now, I'm going to run. I'm gonna run down for you this. This is actually from CNN from August twenty seventeen they would never put this on their website today because this is when we were going through the the president was talking about the opioid crisis. So they went back in they listed. Twenty eight active national emergencies. These are emergencies that were declared by presidents that are still in effect that people talk about it will be unprecedented for this president declared a national emergency. Well, let me tell you Clinton declared seventeen seventeen national emergencies. One of them was an intern shortage. I think that was a national emergency. That was after Monica Lewinsky left, George W declared twelve Obama declared thirteen Trump has declared zero national emergencies. So you want to know what some of these national emergencies aren't matter of fact, Carter declared to Reagan declared six big daddy Bush declared four but Clinton declared seventeen w twelve and Obama thirteen so you want to hear some of the national emergencies that are still active. Okay. Well, I'm glad good. I'll tell you. Blocking Iranian government property. That was a national emergency was declared by Carter back in nineteen seventy nine November fourteen that still in effect proliferation of weapons of mass destruction that was under Clinton November fourteenth nineteen Ninety-four still in effect, so national emergency. Meaning that we get special funds to go towards this national mercy to pay for it. Prohibiting transactions with Tara terrorists who threaten to disrupt the Middle East peace process. January twenty thousand nineteen ninety-five prohibiting certain transactions were distracted development of Iranian petroleum resources nineteen ninety five and it goes on and on and on some of these you've never most of these you never heard of. Declaration of national emergency by reason of certain terrorist attacks that would be September fourteenth two thousand one that was right after nine eleven that still in effect blocking property and prohibiting transactions with persons who commit threaten or commit to commit or support terrorism. They're bunch of these folks the point he is. Is it? Oh, by the way, here's one from two thousand fourteen under Obama blocking property of certain persons, contributing to the situation in Ukraine blocking property of certain persons with respect to south Sudan. Blocking property of certain persons, contributing to the conflict in the Central African Republic. These go on and on and on. Blocking property of certain persons, contributing to the situation in Burundi. Twenty eight of them are still in force right now. This president has declared no national emergency Clinton declared seventeen Obama declared thirteen and the press is out there saying this would be unprecedented to declare a national emergency. No. Wouldn't matter of fact, he's behind the curve, folks. I mean, he's he he should be we've got to create some kind of national work. Now, this is during the time we were talking about an opioid crisis. And Trump had thought about at one point declaring a national emergency. As far as opioids are concern. And as he said, I can do it. I have the authority to do it. And as we well know now other presidents have done it on multiple occasions over a dozen times. So what's this nonsense about the president can't declare a national emergency and build a border wall? Of course, he can. And I don't know of any issue that is a bigger issue to the safety and security of this nation, then illegal immigration. Can you think of one how do you think the terrorists could get in through a porous border? How about the drug cartels forest border? How about all this disease that we see running rampant forest border? How about illegal aliens killing Americans by the thousands forest border? Let me ask you this. This is an interesting question. And I think you'll know the answer to it as soon as I ask you if somebody could declare a national emergency and stop school shootings. Where do you think the Democrats would be on that issue? They'd be all over it. Well, we have far more people died at the hands of illegal aliens killed in school shootings. And with the wave of a pen. I got a pen the president could declare a state of national emergency when it comes to illegal aliens. And we wouldn't have these folks killing Americans anymore. But if you were to say that about school shootings, everybody would be absolutely Ford. Why aren't they for it? Now, I'll tell you whether or not for now for the same reason, if Trump said he was going to do this for schools, they probably find a reason to that to it's all about Trump. They're against him. Whatever ID he has. Because if the president is able to be successful that diminishes their chances of taking the White House in twenty twenty they want him to make sure they wanna make sure that he's not successful. So yes, he can declare a state of emergency any should declare a state of emergency. Because there is no bigger emergency in the United States, then illegal immigration and a porous border. We have no idea who's coming up, and he can stop it with a border wall. Jim Acosta, thanks for the thanks for the support unwittingly down there saying, I'm right here at this border wall. These steel slats that we're talking about and it's quiet. Yes. Exactly. That's like saying, hey, I heard a riot was going to break out. But here I am with a line of policemen. And I don't see anything. Exactly. That's why you have the policemen. Mats, Matt's Europe next, Matt what's up? Hey, Phil doing great. Question for you never would've mentioned Russia during the campaign. Would there be a special counsel and? Or what did they try to dig something else? Or would have there been anything? He would have carried on. And it would have been a can't imagine a happy. You mean, if he hadn't made the joke about the, you know, maybe the Russians know we Hillary's emails are. Yeah. I think they still would have done it that was that game. That was there. They went, oh, we can we can we can create a conspiracy here. Now the question, I think you're asking is would they have done it had. He not said that I think they would have found some way to do it. Because I think Christopher Steele was already in the works. I think Trump's sort of I don't wanna say walked into the trap. But that's basically what he did. He was making a joke about it. Because everybody was talking about how Hillary had no password that all these foreign countries like Russia, and China and Iran had probably already access your emails, and so when the thirty thousand emails went missing he made a joke on the campaign trail about, you know, hey, maybe Russia knows where they are. And of course, the left on their took that as a dog whistle to the Russians which was ridiculous. Something else. The president obviously says the show either DJ TJ Girardi said the border today. He said they say that the wall is medieval will so is the wheel, but we still use that were you thinking that from well, not me got it from one of our listeners. I was actually reading that on the radio yesterday, and I think DJ TJ or deejay deejay T one of the tools listening to the show somebody maybe it's Kellyanne Conway, or maybe it's Jim Acosta, and he just passed along to him. We're going to be back in a moment. And we'll take some your phone calls on the other side six one five seven three seven nine nine. Eight six that's six one five seven three seven WW t in. If you wanna send me instant Email Philip Phil Valentine dot com, by the way, follow us on Twitter at Valentine show. And while you're at Phil Valentine dot com. Become an F O P follow us, and we'll let you know what we're up to. I know that sounds kind of sinister doesn't it? What are you guys up to? Well, no, you get on our mailing list. You'll find out we'll be back six one five seven three seven nine nine eight six Rebecca after news tissue arm in here. And I have a very.