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Fresh update on "sudan" discussed on UN News
"This is the news in brief from the United Nations. The UN secretary general Antonio Guterres has condemned Tuesday's mass shooting at a primary school in Texas as a heinous crime and expressed his heartfelt sympathies to all those affected. A statement from mister Guterres spokesperson said that the secretary general had been deeply shocked and saddened by the killings in the town of Valdez, and it was particularly heart wrenching that most victims were children. This latest shooting in the U.S. comes only a week since a gunman killed ten people at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York State, which the UN chief called a vile act of racist violent extremism. On day three of her official visit to China the UN's top rights official, Michelle Bachelet, has described holding valuable meetings with president Xi Jinping and other senior officials, the first such visit by UN rights chief since 2005, in a tweet on Wednesday by the UN high commissioner for human rights, miss Bachelet indicated that she had been able to discuss directly human rights issues and concerns in China and around the world with the country's premier, via video link. I have been committed to undertaking this visit the first visit by UN human rights high commissioner to China in 17 years because for me it is a priority to engage with the government of China directly on human rights issues, domestic regional and global miss Bachelet said. The development came as the high commissioner prepared to visit the western Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region on Wednesday, where UN appointed independent rights experts have raised serious concerns about the alleged detention and forced labor of Muslim Uighurs, China has denied the allegations over its treatment of the Uyghur minority, hundreds of thousands of whom have been reportedly held in so called re-education facilities or forcibly transferred to factories in Xinjiang or other Chinese provinces. To Sudan finally, where time is short for the country to reach a solution to its protracted political crisis, the UN special representative there has insisted, addressing the UN Security Council 6 months since a military coup, volkow said that the crisis facing Sudan is entirely homegrown and can only be resolved by the Sudanese. Mister perthes, who is also head of the United Nations integrated transition assistance mission in Sudan, told council members on Tuesday that if the empath is not urgently overcome, the consequences will be felt beyond national borders and impact a whole generation. Since March, the Sudanese authorities have released 80 60 detainees across the country and security force violence against protesters also appears to have decreased overall the UN official maintained. Daniel Johnson, UN news.
Allen West: Europeans Need to Confront Evil
"You know when I look at it and being a student of history we tried to do the European powers tried to do the exact same thing with Adolf Hitler They said Sudan at no big deal take it ethnic Germans And they said Czechoslovakia no big deal Take Czechoslovakia The next thing you know you have to blitzkrieg action against Poland We'll look at what is happening here with the eastern Ukrainian region with Crimea and all of this happened during the Obama administration with Putin saw weakness We held Amit bay during the Trump administration because he saw strength Ronald Reagan peace through strength But now with the Biden administration he sees this as a window of opportunity not just him but also Xi Jinping will see this as a window of opportunity So I think we have to get back to having a strong foreign policy a strong national security posture and somehow the Europeans got to step up and understand that they've got to confront evil and I think one of the things that I'm reminded of So Edmund Burke who said all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing
Carter's dream, almost reached: Guinea worm cases drop to 14
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Carter scores OT winner as Penguins top Subban, Sabres 3-2
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"sudan" Discussed on UN News
"Council adapted resolution 25, 24 establishing the UN integrated transition assistance, mission in Sudan unit arms to provide support to the country. My name is Abdul manaki and my guest here today is mister folker pertz. The head of unit times. Thank you so much for being with us here today. Mister foreca. And unit times is supporting Sudan through a range of political peace building and development initiatives. Can you elaborate on that? Well, the main purpose for unit terms is to be there to help Sudan through its transition period. Both rise regard to the political transition, the a and B, a democratic civilian government in Sudan and through the transition to peace. And actually there is also a third transition a transition towards economic recovery. So we are trying to help together with the UN country team on these three dimensions. And of course, given the recent events, we have seen in Sudan, some things have become much more difficult. There are questions as to whether Sudan is still or will be able to return to a path towards democratic transition. We are optimistic that this will happen and that we can lend our support to the Sudan and to the Sudanese people in this respect. So, as you mentioned, the transitional period in Sudan was disrupted because of the coup that took place in October 25th. After the coup, the UN was heavily involved in the mediation process between the parties, which resulted in the return of mister Abdullah hamdok the prime minister. What do you think about the situation right now in Sudan? Do you think the transitional process will go back to its normalcy? Well, I don't know what's a normalcy is because it was never a normal process. I mean, Sudan and the transition in Sudan were exceptional in many respects. So the challenge is to get enough consensus in the country to embark together on the rest of the transitional period. And indeed, as you said, the prime minister is back. But we are not yet out of the crisis. So prime minister is back on the basis of an agreement which was locally mediated, a lot of local actors involved here. We facilitated that to some extent, coordinated to some extent where some mediation initiatives, but it was very much a Sudanese mediation that took place. Crisis did not over because a substantial part of the political forces and of the public do reject the agreement between prime minister hanok in general berhan, because they see it as a legalization of the call. So I think the challenge is to make clear to everybody, particular to the domestic public, that Sudan can come and will come back onto this democratic part of transition. It needs a lot of confidence building measures, starting with Zorro investigation of the human rights violations that happened after the military takeover of 25 October. Many people have been demonstrating after the development of October 25th. And even after mister Hamburg was reinstated, some people have become even more skeptical about the partnership between the civilians and the army. What do you think about this partnership? Do you think it's genuine? Well, it could have been, let me put it like that..
Sudan military leaders reinstate deposed prime minister
"Saddam's military and civilian leaders have reached a deal to reinstate the country's prime minister who was deposed in a queue last month according to the deal which has now been signed government officials and politicians arrested since the October Q. will now be released the company's top general Abdel Fattah Burhan announced that the reinstated prime minister I've done the home dog will need an independent cabinets until elections can be held it remains unclear how much power the government would hold it would still remain on the tights minutes here oversights the queue has drawn international criticism for storing what many hoped would be a chance at democracy after the fall of long time autocrat Ahmad Bashir two years ago I'm
Sudan activists reject power-sharing, call for strikes
"Since the October twenty five crew in sit down the international community has xcelerated mediation efforts to find a way out of the crisis which threatens to further destabilize the already restive horn of Africa region the takeover has upended the country's fragile plan to transition to democracy rule more than two years off to a popular uprising forced the removal of long time autocrat a lot of the Shia and his Islamist government now the Sudanese professionals association which led the uprising against al Bashir says that the mediation initiatives which seek a new settlement between the military and civilian leaders would reproduce and Wilson the country's crisis the SBA vows to continue protesting until a full civilian government is established to lead the transition I'm Charles de Ledesma
"sudan" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Rule in countries throughout the region. If Sudan can somehow revive its democracy, do you think that could be a bright light for these other countries we've mentioned.
"sudan" Discussed on Today, Explained
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"sudan" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Of this regime and to arrest the head of the regime in a safe place. The military took over, but with the promise of future civilian rule, they even included civilians in the process. But the Sudanese people were hesitant to trust the military because these were some of the same people who had spilled blood in the streets during those protests two years ago. The June 3rd massacre in which the military tortured raped and ultimately killed more than a hundred peaceful protesters. Civilians were shot at close range by men in uniform. Command of Hamilton known as hemeti, who is the leader of the rapid support forces, a paramilitary force that has its origin in the gender eat. Who committed mass atrocities in the west of the country and therefore, the BBC has spoken to two men who say they are serving ASF officers and admit to having participated in the attack. Then you also had the former inspector general, now ahead of the Sydney's armed forces, general advertis. You had what we call an Arabic, the shadow brigades, which are as scary as they sound, essentially kind of black ops operatives as part of the intelligence services. This is nema Al bagir. She's a senior international correspondent for CNN. Just this cabal of armed forces who didn't want the country to transition past a point of their ability to continue to benefit and make money and rule. And then last week, just as the military was slated to begin the transition to civilian control, they confirmed, they weren't to be trusted. We dissolved the sovereign council and the cabinet, and we put an end to the mayor's jobs and under secretaries and the state governors will revise everything. They rounded up the prime minister and his wife, many of the senior aides in the prime minister's cabinet. A lot of the key civilian leadership, many of whom we believe have been tortured and detained. And a lot of people are still missing. How does the public respond to this coup? The public had already taken to the streets before the days before that. You know, firing a warning shot that basically we will not accept. Sudan will not accept military rulers again. I think it's important to remember that Sudan has really only had very brief periods of democracy since independence. I'm from Sudan. I was talking to my mother about it. And she remembers being 14. And in high school in Khartoum going out on her first anti military rule, demonstration. And she was 14. And it's extraordinary that she's now in her 70s. And this is the third attempt fourth attempt in her lifetime. To gain basic freedoms. And I think what makes this even more incredible is that most of the generation that are leading these demonstrations that are so absolutely unrelenting in their belief that they will never again be ruled by the military. Are the children of Al Bashir. They're the children of this dictatorship. They have never known democracy. I mean, I'm 43 years old. And I remember a brief three years of democracy from when I was about 7 till 11 or 12. Three years of democracy. So this is a generation that has no concept of democracy. And yet they're the ones out on the streets risking their lives for it. What's life like in Sudan right now? Life is Sudan has been incredibly difficult for months now. The economy has been in a free full collapse. There had been when we were there in August, we could really see that there had been an increased presence of soldiers and military personnel on the streets. It's been very, very tense for a while now. Friends and family that I've been speaking to you back home. And our team on the ground there say that it is that, but so much worse now. People are really concerned about their ability to bring in their daily necessities to their homes. You know, people with queuing for hours for fuel, but that sense of volatility that at any moment, anything could happen because of the huge presence of armed forces on the street. Just this sense of volatility and vulnerability. I think other than people who've grown up under an occupation. I think those of us who grew up under dictatorship have an experience of that sense of humiliation, where any time you walk out on the street, you are incredibly vulnerable to the whims of a man in uniform. And for a while there during this transitional period that had gone away. And now those that we're speaking to on the ground say that that sense of second and third class citizenship in your own country that if somebody took a gun to your head and fired, there would be no consequences. That feeling has returned. But all the same people are in the streets. How's the military responding? The soldiers clearly think that by their standards, they have been quite restrained. I don't know if you would call hundreds of people injured and you know a dozen or so killed. Just over the weekend over one day's demonstration on Saturday restrained. But they believe that by their standards, they have been restrained. And I think what's been quite disappointing for a lot of Sudanese watching from home is to hear the UN or the U.S. say that, well, you know, we were watching we're happy to see that there was some form of restraint. And I think that's the big, that's going to be the real crunch is that the U.S. wants to force through a mediation. And they believe that the least violent, the least destabilizing way to force through a resolution is to allow for some semblance of military presence in whatever infrastructure of rule is agreed upon. And that's just not acceptable to the Sudanese out on the streets. Now, it may be acceptable in the future they may decide ultimately after however long this impasse lasts for that they may accept some kind of version of that. But for right now, it's not acceptable. And the only the only barometer.
UN, US to Sudan military: Show restraint during protests
"Sydney security forces shot and killed protesters in the country's capital as thousands took to the streets to protest recent minute tree Q. the sound of gunshots echoed through the streets of Khartoum Sudanese military patrolled the streets of the capitol as protesters marched in full C. against the minute she government take care of a several people were killed despite repeated appeals by the west to sit danske Medici route is to show restraint and allow peaceful protests spread across two groups had called for protests across the country to prosper reinstating it depends transitional governments which threatens to derail the country's full transition to democracy I'm
Tense quiet after Sudan coup, protesters block some roads
"Pro democracy protesters continue their resistance in Sudan's Khartoum protest is a block some roads in the capital with makeshift barricades and burning tires a day off to the ministry seize power in the swift coup widely denounced by the international community the protesters according for a mass March on Saturday to press demands for a return to civilian rule meanwhile Saddam's prime minister and other senior officials in the transitional government who were arrested Monday by the ministry continued to be held at a military camp outside the capital I'm Charles de Ledesma
Sudan's military takes power in coup, arrests prime minister
"Sedans Medici has dissolved the country's transitional governments Alice off to troops arrested the acting prime minister after the early morning arrests of prime minister Abdullah Humm dog and other officials the head of the Medici channel up and felt that Britain announced on state TV that he was dissolving the government on the suffering council the council's a joint military and civilian body created four months off said longtime autocrat Amman but she is also to run the country current Q. tree condemnation from throughout the international community European Commission spokesperson WMS Riley said the European Union were worried about recent developments you is very concerned about Sudan's military forces reportedly putting prime minister hun dock under house arrest U. N. secretary general Antonio Guterres tweeted that must be full respect for the constitutional charter to protect the hard won political transition I'm Karen Thomas
PM, officials detained, internet down in apparent Sudan coup
"Military forces have arrested sedans acting prime minister and other government officials and then a parent to the armed forces disrupted internet access and blocks bridges in Sudan's capital Khartoum thousands flooded the streets of the capital in response to the take care of a the two said on mine showed security forces using tear gas on protesters who portrayed some bents high is a takeover by the minute she would be a major set back the sedan as the country has struggled with in on such and transitional governments since long time ruler Omar al Bashir was toppled by mass protests two years ago I'm Karen Thomas
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
Sudan Says Military Coup Thwarted; Dozens of Troops Arrested
"Admiral to lead the lead story breaking news out of israel. This morning hadn't even made it in. The american press yet sudan claims to thwart military coup attempt. Many officers detained. Now i bring this up because sudan long ago and far away Harbored osama bin laden under a radical islamist regime. Have you been to khartoum. You're usually been to everywhere. Have you been to cartoon. I have not. He'd finally finally finally about. I'm not surprised because it was an islamist dictatorship forever right exactly. I think if. I'd said yes. You should have been very suspicious. Well why do we care about places like guinea and sudan. When coups happened admiral because the overall rule of law we wanna foster in the international community at breaks norms when elected governments of whatever stripe are overthrown be geo-strategically. We've seen again and again in these coup ridden contres bad actors bleed into it because they're largely ungoverned spaces in so many cases and we've that from afghanistan to libya to syria today to sudan. I fear for it in western africa. Guinea so i think those are the two principal reasons we oughta be concerned. One is philosophical political the others practical military beginning mogadishu or other failed states. But i do know you can give us a fairly good idea. What is living in a failed state. Like it's pretty much like what you saw in kabul over the last few weeks it masses of people desperation in their eyes extreme poverty armed gangs open trucks with skinny teenagers. Driving around with ak47's i'm describing both parts of east and west africa at this point all of those factors are part of this breakdown in lawlessness that audit concern very deeply in in all of these
Hugh Hewitt and Dennis Prager React to the Attacks from 9/11/2001
"This is hugh hewitt including The worst broadcast. I've ever had to make and i've made a lot of bad broadcast in the middle of the last election. Peggy noonan wrote in the wall street journal that the day would come when the terrible big bad thing would happen and that she feared it would be soon and for that reason she preferred president bush over vice president gore. The terrible big thing has now happen and it will take some time for the enormity of it to settle in across the united states. So large is the scale of the devastation. They're joining me. Now is Dennis prager who will be taking over me along many of these. Salem radio network stations dentists three of these four airplanes which were hijacked and crashed headed for los angeles the devastation. That will see out sort of anticipated here. The big horrible thing happened. Listen i You know. I'm choosing my words carefully for with you and And my broadcast Many of the stations. You're on after you The a war has been declared against the united states and war has been declared against western judeo-christian civilisation and and i measure those words of measured. They're not they're not new to me. I have believed that. There is this war when when people screaming. Iran death to america that america's the the satan people take that stuff seriously. We laugh or a lot of i. Don't little of americans just laugh at those slogans but if enough people believe that the america is satan that it is very appropriate thing to Murder as many men women and children who are satanic as as possible as I have come to expect from you. Dentist underscored something. I hadn't thought of there will be rejoicing around the world today. In some course exactly there will celebrations and parades. That's right sharing. This is how this national holiday in. Tehran in sudan in among palestinians exactly As the japanese general. What did he say. We woke up the sleeping giant. we will regret it. That is what i think has happened
The Biden Administration is Confusing White Supremacists With Jihadists
"Are back with lead. Ferris professor of international relations fulmer advise if a national security and foreign policy to candidate trump the author of future jihad and more recently. The last spring We we have to talk about this. Administration's culpability for the events in afghanistan. Let's listen to the chief diplomat. Antony blinken from the biden administration. We're looking across the board at the Increasing danger posed by White supremacist groups Around the world And this is a growing problem and and growing town. Something we're looking at and we'll have to decide how we can be most effective for our part In dealing with the problem so professor priorities for the abidin. State department are hunting down white supremacists across the globe have any white supremacists toppled governments lately. what is the white supremacy nexus. Oh i don't know in iran in afghanistan and pakistan. You'll reaction to the state of foreign policy praxis. In this the greatest nation on god's earth well if follow that projection by the secretary of state. We would consider that white supremacist as he called. Them are firing these rockets and missiles from gaza to israel and those other missiles from southern lebanon into israel. And as you just said. I'll have just taken excuse me. The country of afghanistan are fighting. The currents are actually committing genocide in sudan are trying to Control libya these otherwise supremacists talking about or these other jihadists and talking about white. Supremacists is a cover up in my view from a geopolitical perspective to not talk any more about the real threats. Why because there is an iran deal to signed so we can't talk about that because now there's a taliban deal that they are enforcing the way they did and more and more so. I think that our foreign policy is shocking people around the world. Who are who this shocking. The most or these statements civil societies women minorities people who call themselves liberals around the world who do not understand what is this administration talking about not addressing the real serious strategic threats around the world.
Ethiopia's Tigray Crisis: Fleeing for Fear of New Ethnic Conflict
"The BBC is heard fresh reports of ethnic cleansing integrate T grain forces are continuing to extend their control of the region, prompting the Ethiopian government to abandon a unilateral ceasefire. More fighting is now expected in the west of Tigre, an area close to the water with Sudan from where our Africa correspondent Andrew Harding reports. Doing nothing for a young man is struggling to swim across the fast flowing Brown River. He's escaping the conflict into great Safely across the 18 year old tells us he was chased by another ethnic group, The, Um Harris, whose malicious still control this corner of Western to be able to get them. They know you were two grand. They kill or arrest you, He says the militias are everywhere. Within hours, I meet another group of four teenagers who just made the same journey. Some armed soldiers come home to home and they registered their means, and they sold them to leave home. Militia militia and their militias. I'm harem. Alicia's Yes, I'm on a mission. They gave us two days to leave home to to get out of former because we are immigrants. Like many others, these youngsters are fleeing Ethiopia's fast changing war into gray, a war that seemed to be winding down. That could well be just getting started. They've all ended up here on the far side of the river in neighbouring Sudan. The isolated Sudanese farming town of Hyundai at a Tigre and doctor is busy treating more new arrivals. Doctor terrorists to Farrah fled across the border last year. Now he sees clear signs. Of an upsurge of ethnic violence. So there is there is a new search of mass arrest. Thousands of people have been held in camps and with no food and no water, and particularly, they were being told that they are going to be punished by Hank punished by hunger and staffed. Word by
Interview With Sudhanshu Sawlani of ING
"Show sudan shoe. Kick things off speaking today about applying artificial intelligence in an enterprise environment. You're one of those rare folks. That's actually been charged with deploying a in enlarging existing enterprise before we get into too many specifics. I'd love to get a sense from you as to what was the initial problem. Starting point where. Ai was even on the table. Why was it even something worth considering. What were you wrestling with. At the time when the challenge was is engaging activities that were performed by customer teams of customer. Lloyd thinks we call them and then these are the teams supporting the banking clients. Day in day out whenever the greatest questions and concerns about different types of it'd be over them would actually plans. We have to look lose. Some administrative dos expertise. That was the biggest problem and nobody should spend the time on these activities. They should really focus on more customer centric activities. And that's what we started with as a problem to really get rid of those disengaging administrative board and from what has support. He's so they could rather focus on activities that would matter the most clients got it. Got it okay. Cool and just to. I'm sensitive that you know. We'll get into as much detail as you're able to hear but this is already kind of painting a bit of a picture you know we've got some folks that are supporting your customers. They really should be spending their time focusing on the customer's problems. But what you're saying. Is that a lot of their interactions with customers are burdened with administrative tasks. I mean i'll throw out some representative examples. You can tell me if i'm on the right page. If you have any more specificity candidate would. I imagine my mind is okay. This customer wants to buy something or this customers asking about product or this customer wants to change a product or plan. In order for us to do that we've got a maybe search through some big byzantine system where we gotta put him on. Hold for fifteen minutes or maybe we have to submit a bunch of paperwork or submit a bunch of forms and then wait two days and then called them back. Because that's just how the process coach. So is it something like this but also even before that just to just to dive into it. Be focusing on emails or this us right so here. We're talking about the problem of receiving lots of emails in in support p mailboxes. Everyday and and be mindful of these support. Teams are not not exactly always the one holding the program prevent they want without him of course but they always have dependencies in that bank open support who held the Had them out so the first thing that starts when we receive an email from appliances registered this evening into a ticket and then assigned the Respective department
"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.
"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.
Third Time's the Harm: Africa's Crippling COVID-19 Wave
"Night. South africa's president cyril ramaphosa announced new restrictions for the next two weeks after the country recorded nearly fifteen thousand new covid. Nineteen cases on saturday will be in place from nine pm to four. Am and all non essential establishment needs to close by eighteen. South africa isn't alone. The whole continent is suffering from a devastating resurgence of covid nineteen. The world's organization is warning africa not to get complacent in the fight against covid with in the last three weeks. The number of new daily cases in uganda has increased dramatically the africa. Cdc is concerned about the cases being reported in kenya. if you're and sudan at least nineteen other countries are in the middle of a third wave and their health systems are overwhelmed in countries. Such as namibia. Uganda and zambia. Oxygen is running out. Hospital beds are full and with vaccines in short supply. There's no easy way out. In early months of the pandemic it was common to hear. The africa somehow been spared the worst of covid nineteen. John mcdermott is the economists chief. Africa correspondent and is based in south africa. People speculated about whether that might be due to the consumer demographics its history of dealing with this infectious disease or something else entirely such as underlying immunity however. The premise was always shaky. We always knew fought in little about what was really going on on the continent and it looks increasingly shaky now that africa is in the middle of a particularly grim third wave.
President Trump's 2017 Travel Restrictions Were on Countries Listed by Obama; Not a Muslims Ban
"The reason they were banned. During those travel restrictions were because they were from a list of seven countries. Seven countries that were put on that list because of terrorism problems by one who wait for it, Wait for it. Barack Obama. If it was a Muslim ban and not a banned from certain terror supporting countries. We're having a problem vetting people in Than any Muslim would have been allowed in the United States again to the Liberals. This thing I'm just asking you to do an exercise and logic here. If Trump's travel restrictions targeted Muslims and they said, you are banned that if you are Muslim, you would not be allowed in. That is not true. You're Muslim. You were allowed into the United States. It was not a Muslim bed. It was a travel restriction from seven countries that the Obama the Obama administration had categorized as having issues with their vetting process because of their problems with terrorism. You doubt me? I always come at the receipts, folks, I'm not gonna waste your time. Here's an observer article. Michael, say NATO January 30th 2017. Headline Obama administration helped make Trump's Muslim travel ban possible quote as opposed to being an anomaly induced by Trump's presidency. The band was set in motion by Obama's administration. In December of 22 US 15 Obama signed into law the Visa Waiver Improvement and Terrorists Travel Prevention Act. Which designated Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia as areas of concern. One of those countries have in common with the Trump travel ban. Or a Muslim ban, according to leftist lunatics. It's the exact same countries he used to restrict travel from the ones the Obama administration had designated as having problems with terrorism.
facebook says Russia Is Still the Biggest Player in Disinformation
"Belgium disrupt cyber espionage in the wake of microsoft's recent disclosure of exchange server vulnerabilities belgium's federal public service interior launch. An investigation in march with the help of the center for cyber security belgium. The agency eventually discovered a cyber espionage campaign underway that dated back to two thousand nineteen. Although it's unclear if the campaign was related to experts in the exchange vulnerabilities that triggered the investigation authorities characterize the damage from the campaign as a limited and contained despite existing for years the operators had sabir capacities and extensive resources with timing. That suggests a state actor. Facebook says russia is still the largest producer of misinformation. This comes from a new report. The company released this week detailing how the platform disrupted one hundred. Fifty different disinformation operations overall. Facebook claims to have uncovered disinformation campaigns in more than fifty countries. Since twenty seventeen aside from russia iran myanmar the united states and ukraine were the most identified originating countries of disinformation operations while the united states ukraine britain libya and sudan were the most frequently targeted. Facebook isn't just taking actions against misinformation campaigns however the company announced a new system that reduce distribution of all posts from individual accounts that routinely share misinformation. This policy had previously been in place for pages and groups but has now extended to individual accounts. What's absues over indian. It laws these laws were originally passed in february and effective on may twenty six. The law requires messages to be put traceable database to identify unlawful content. This would require what's up to no longer offer end to end encrypted messaging in order to be compliant. What's up to the. Laws are unconstitutional and a violation of citizens rights to the preservation of privacy comparing the traceability requirement of the law to mass surveillance
"sudan" Discussed on UN News
"While Sudan has been hit by devastating floods the worst seen in decades impacting more than six hundred, , thousand people across seventeen of the country's eighteen states with homes destroyed and farmland damage. . Just ahead of the harvest season, , he's been another shock amid multiple crises according to the Food and Agriculture Organization FAO urgent funding is needed to support a country already facing alarmingly high rates of hunger and food insecurity. . Dominique Bergin FAO's director of emergency resilience has just returned from a mission to sedan. . He told Charlotte Lomas how dire the situation really is for people there. . They're just returned from Sudan couple of days ago where I wasn't a mission already to the floods which have been affecting the countries over the last couple of these floods are truly devastating down the largest thinking the country in over seventy years who have conducted happy assessments with the me of coacher and found that up to six hundred thousand households have been affected by the impact. . Of the floods more than two point, , two million actors have been damaged. . So it's quite serious but the problem here is that this comes at the top of an already difficult situation for millions of paper as a matter of fact, , before these, , let's nine point six million people were already in acute food insecurity ready a very difficult situation related to a variety of of issues social economic crying he's <hes> covid crises and even know in some part of the country the issues already locust. . So quite serious situation that therefore Esguerra, , our full attention. . You travel to two of the affected sites what were your impressions? ? So we went to two of the most affected states we undertook mission with government officials as a matter of. . Factly culture was with us and we spend today's in blue, , Nile State, , and in Sennar state, , and they're what we could see is the variety of the damaged. . We saw the impact on commercial farmers, , and with few damage, , they will be very little employment opportunities for the people. So . one of the things we saw. . We saw. . Livestock owners, , Pasta list being severely affected. . By doing of the floods having lost for some of them up to seventy five percent of their livestock, , which in turn is a problem for them because this is their main source of livelihood we saw that forty two percent of those affected by by the floods are women and it all sorts. . So we went to the field we we spend time with them, , and what we saw is that I mean situation is very, , very severe. . This time of the year they should have sorghum that is one meter and a half I ready to our best. . Instead, , we could see field full of. . wheats with sorghum and that will not be honest. . So in talking to these women, , we understand they're already struggling. . They're adopting what we call negative coping strategies, , which means that they are cutting the number of the means to quantity of them is and what we found is that at this point of the ready, , they're only having one meal per day and very basic meal. . So very T- tuition and therefore these people need our assistance. . How will this floods affect food security across the country? ? The food security situation prior to the floods was already severe nine point six, million , people in acute insecurity. . Two point two million people in emergency face. . When we visited the blue states, , what was clear is that we were in a state where twenty seven percent of the population prior to the plots was already in acute with with insecurity. . So it is clear that with the impact of the ways, , the fact that people not be able to harvest with the fact that they have been losing animals with the fact that prices are extremely volatile and ever tendency to increase significantly. . The estimate is that the food security situation will further. . And therefore, , we need to be ready to provide at scale. . Livelihood Saving Assistance. . In collaboration, , of course, , we other agencies what is doing to assist Sadan since the beginning of the year I feel despite the covid situation has been able to provide assistance who about nine, hundred, , , twenty, , thousand people, , which is quite significant in this context. . Now, , what we are doing is that we are appealing for additional resources innovation essentially to the floods, , but the flood. . Being one more driver of accurate with insecurity. . So, , what we are doing is essentially appealing for seventy million dollars additional. . To basically cover the needs of the people for the coming season in terms of cash assistance for people to meet the most immediate needs press agricultural inputs for the coming season so that immediately they can go back to their productivity. . Always bearing in nine FAO wide providing humanitarian livelihood saving activities is very keen to build the zillions of populations which as we know are essential when people face regular shocks. .
"sudan" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Organizations to report on the moving story of the conflict. In and around the state of Israel and also dealing with the threats to other parts of the Middle East. You've heard very much about the peace process while it's in place Bahrain in the USA in Israel, But there's trouble on the periphery. Malcolm, I begin with Sudan. Sudan is named for weeks now as a possible next peace process, recipient Sudan and Oman. However, the negotiations are ongoing. And last time I heard a little bird whispered into me that China was talking with its cash. What is the status? Is Sudan liable to go with China and not with peace? Good evening, Malcolm Good evening. To both of you. It's great to be with you again. Um, so there's Sudan. Story is a complicated one. And we did discuss last week the visit of the head of state to to China. But what we've seen now his statements coming from the deputy chairman of the Sovereign Council, Sudan General Gogol, in which he spoke clearly about the need for Israel. Israel is developed country. The whole world is working them. We need Israel and three of the opposition parties as well. The political groups called for normalizing relations with Israel. This is a change from what we had seen the last week and also that they've agreed now for talks with the rebels with Chad and Egypt. US U N you U. N and the African Union guarantee serving as guarantors. For the talks. They will be very complicated, but this is a radical change in the situation. Whether we will really mean that he'd they're prepared to make the big leap is still uncertain. Malcolm Sudan Why is that attractive? It's a It's a war torn country. These many decades genocide was mentioned at what point what is their Khartoum? I understand But what is it about Sudan that makes this agreeable? It's not so much that Sudan offers a lot Sudan needs a lot of Sudan is also as you know, involved in the conflict with the O. P A and Egypt over denial Eso it's in a critical position strategically, uh, gave overflight rights desert which were very important also, but it's more important to have a follow up country. They don't you don't just have Bahrain and Yoo Hee. What they're doing is they're shopping to see which third country would be. Next. There's was talk about Kuwait. If the enemy is death and of course, Oman and others, But I think the pressure on that is lessening because right now they're consolidating the position and we see that the ripple effect Throughout the region. Now of the deals that were signed with the Gulf countries, Sudan was it wasn't is an attractive and easier country with which to make the next deal. That is I'm Malcolm. There have been developments with the Russians increasing armaments and sales to terrorist state of Iran, especially in terms of missiles. What do you have on that? This is a very important story and got almost no recognition and that is that Iran is talking about advancing their their weapons space. We know that they're providing weapons to more and more areas in the region. And we have seen some of the equipment that they have developed. In fact, they've just deployed new Basiji patrols in the Arab majority area of closest on and in Tehran to prevent the demonstrations that have been taking place and especially over the death of the wrestler, but at the same time and that did get publicity. But the statements by the leaders of the military leaders in which they talk about the advances that they're making technological and others and that they're going to be staging a big parade in November, 27th his Navy Day in Iran and they they're gonna have a destroyer, a new destroy that they've just manufactured as well as the Saba mine sweeper. Which will be used in the mining operations in case somebody tries to block the Straits. Uh, these are only two of the examples. They talked about the missiles with great detail about having made great achievements in this and that they're moving from subsonic misses two supersonic missiles and traditional Dexter modern decks of the destroyers carrying missiles. Modern ones and with surface to surface missiles and surface to air missiles. And they say we're turning from a traditional navy to a modern one, and they had intended for this to be ready earlier. But now they're aiming for is a Navy Day, which is an alert that we all should be watching what will happen there in December, so they they started building first they're homegrown torpedoes and making it more and more effective and more more destructive. And now that they say that they are building submarines, and they're putting their own air defense systems so that they will be independent and not be subject to limitations and sanctions. Consider also include subsonic supersonic developments. Absolutely, and and that's an interesting thing. And you know the missile development is really a violation of the depot in of U. N resolutions. And now we know from the launch of the missiles that they put up the size spy satellite and another one subsequently that it wasn't the spy satellites they're interested in. It's the missile launch, it was sending a message. That they would be able to launch an inter continent Continental ballistic missile, perhaps even capable of hitting the United States. So we see that they're moving not only on the ground throughout the region and with a limited capacity of funds so they can't afford to buy. A lot of things, so they're making him at home. Malcolm, the prime minister, mentioned a site in Lebanon a missile site in Lebanon, and we've got more detail about that. Yes. So the prime minister made reference to a site. He didn't give me the address, which where they said they were making the precision guided missiles in cooperation with with Iran, and the of course, denied it. The Israelis now have named even the manifest, the manager of the site. It was a member of Hezbollah name er Mei and active in the unit manufacturing precision guided missiles. And they said, now that they found a video that the people there themselves made. Showing and it was a Hezbollah led tour of the site. The machines that are shown are used to make engine casings, warheads, navigation, part stabilizing fins and engine parts. So the deniability is gone and the charade that because well, I try to put on very similar toward Iran has done often was quickly exposed this week. A puzzle in General Malcolm about Iran and Rockets missiles. That's all prescribed correct there under sanctions for their missile programs have over the years. That is, this has been a frustration for all of us. We keep talking about things that are forbidden to Iran. Correct, Malcolm It is absolutely correct, and they they have violated the agreement consistently both in the nuclear, But now this in the conventional weapons and we'll see what's going to show up. Ah, Navy Day Often it's their boasting without much behind it. But now I think that we will see actually the destroyer and some of the other equipment they're talking about. But the missile is specifically prescribe and the fact that they are boasting about it, and the violation is really astounding. That evokes no reaction. All right. All right, Malcolm, step back. This is a partisan moment here. Thatis Joe Biden says that he's going to restore the Iran deal. Is that is that fact weighing on America? Do we know that what that means is that he's going to vouchsafe the weaponization of the whole of the Middle East with by Iran does is that does that even concern The reports on Biden's campaign that is This is the same Joe Biden, who says he'll keep us all safe. Unfortunately, by going back in deal with Iran, what's he.
"sudan" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The world's newest country formed less than nine years ago but south Sudan has been gripped by a brutal civil war for more than half its existence and later today the national unity government is being sworn in after arch enemies president Salva Kiir and Riek Machar the former rebel leader decided to work together and to cement their working relationship my child becomes the country's first vice president what lies ahead our correspondent Catherine B. R. hunger send this report from the south Sudanese capital Juba expectation for south Sudan's new unity government all people are talking about hearing Joe by president Salva Kiir and his longtime rival Riek Machar have agreed to work together in a new unity government after five years of brutal civil war they'll be joined by someone up or position parties corporations already underway hi security has been stepped top leaders from neighboring countries like Sudan Ethiopia and Uganda should be here to witness this vitamins but also apprehension candies to men who fell to what together before and off to south Sudan's independence I actually do so this time a previous unity government was formed in two thousand sixteen but to break down offset here are my shots forces tenderness how the here in Juba the other questions about how they're going to share key ministries like finance petroleum justice and defense this is the world's youngest nation which sorry many people rooted for in this fight for independence but now the leaders accused of tearing it apart hi Liz I'm collections are the ones promising a better future Catherine the B. R. hunger that in Juba Iranians have voted in elections in an exercise widely expected to result in a more hardline parliament loyal to the country's supreme leader voting was extended three times now to voters were urged to boycott the process here are some of the opinions from voters outside one polling station in Tehran we want to continue on to nationally monies we come in both of his love for him in our country image of them out of them all you have to shut it down if they just tell the truth people will sympathize with the country's leadership but they don't I'm not voting I did before but I've changed there are many examples of the effects of sanctions if we all say we do not have medication the young unemployed and has become more expensive to live barman called Aussie is the BBC's Persian correspondent in Washington a little earlier he told me why the voting have been extended the government zero on wants to project this image of as so many voters and participating in the electoral process therefore they have to extend the voting time that is not news they've done it before but in this case it's really just to project this image of more people are coming out to vote the reality of the pictures and the polling and basically the mood of the election is the opposite is true and very very few people showing up to vote possibly mainly because there aren't really any real competition in in in more than seventy eighty percent of the seats and even in those who that there are competition a lot of people don't think the moderates can make any difference when in parliament because parliaments and statue in general has been downgraded by the supreme leader in the guardian council that doesn't really play a major role in the political decision making of the Islamic Republic anymore and thousands of motorists we here have been barred from running that is what makes this not much of an election and if we look at the turn out in previous elections in the years that given the political circumcircle stance the moderates we're allowed to run more of them were allowed to run there was a higher turnout in Tehran last election it was close to fifty percent the expectation is below twenty five percent so it is basically an election for the hard liners and the hardliners basis coming and voting for them the other sixty seven percent of population is sitting it out completely so what then is the net effect all of these elections briefly it's probably just that the hardliners will have more as a louder voice in the parliament and the entire countries moving towards more isolation given the U. S. sanctions and the violation of the J. C. P. already Iran deal by America and therefore they have the upper hand anyways but now they've officially control at one other aspect of governance in Iran I was borrowing capacity at BBC Persian correspondent soaking of elections putting stations aren't you to open shortly and presidential elections in the coastal west African nation of Togo the incumbent for Anya Singh base being challenged by six rivals including longtime opposition leader John P. F. opera a correspondent Mike Jones has more more than three point five million people register to vote members of the diaspora will be allowed to cast their ballots for the first time old only three hundred were able to register in a C. B. over the ruling union for the Republic is running for fourth term his family has ruled the country for over half a century former journalist and human rights campaigners on just five of the National Alliance for change he's running for first time after coming second in twenty ten and twenty fifteen five other candidates are competing including former prime minister give him the cell a billion cordial who represents a coalition of opposition and civil society groups provisional results expected sixties after polls close has money Jones at reporting on what's going on in Tokyo finally on the program today archaeologists in Italy say they have uncovered a sarcophagus in the remains of an ancient temple in Rome which may belong to the cities and legendary founder Romulus the study and treatment on with its secular alter dates from the sixth century BC rich Preston contestable it says two and a half times in year old mystery this might might have been sold the new thrones highest hill a small chamber containing a simple sarcophagus and Raymond stone block the team was first find under the Capitoline hill inside the old Roman forum at the start of the last century but was then lost Alfonsina Russo who is director of the Coliseum archaeological park it can be accepted into Catalan K. we've got a place in the precise location during these one hundred and twenty S. so for us to find it was a great discovery to find it exactly as described legend says Romulus son of god Mars find in the city of Rome in the year seven hundred and fifty three BC but it came at a cost in the battle for the city he killed his twin brother Remus but experts say we might be getting ahead of ourselves no bones were famed inside the tube Patricia fourteen is one of the archaeologists working on the project basic program on campus yeah we call it say is the tomb of Romulus we don't have any scientific evidence we only have a room inside that has been present in front of the queue area so the fact that it's being preserved it makes us understand that this is an important place in deadly if when that's your only earns depending on your beliefs Romulus was either transported up to heaven or torn to pieces by his own senators Alfonsina Russo again on the model no not hanging on check reminisces body is not fast we have to imagine this is a place of memory senator the city's first king for nearly three thousand years nothing more than a legend with a cult following now may be a physical memorial at lost to this ancient cities beloved if not possibly mythical finder awards from rich Preston.
"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.
"sudan" Discussed on African Tech Roundup
"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..
"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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"Today on the world after weeks of protests and violent sedans military rule is the greatest share power would be opposition until election can be held many in sudan doubt the generals will give up their power and many of them have to because they were part of this eighteen year regime of the sheer so they want to be empowered to protect themselves and they have also visited the museum of the palestinian people in washington and blogs from the white house and we want some people will dome and hot right to come in have an issue it doesn't matter if they're not the most important combination i'm marco werman those stories plug a preview of the women's world cup final on sunday all of that today here on the world i'm marco werman and this is the world celebrations in sudan capital cartoon today after months of massive sometimes violent protests pro democracy advocates in the ruling military party have reached a deal the two sides agreed to create eight joint council and share power for the next three years until elections were held an soya senior africa correspondents the bbc she says the deal comes after a long stalemate between the two sides so finally they agreed that each side would gave a five members to day suffering council i'm these and eleventh member who we understand would be a civilian but may or may not be a military leader has closed skepticism skepticism and a shoe they supportive of their position lance because they say he's a retired military officer so he's he fully civilian to who does he or she pledge allegiance so they have.
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"She's in the desert in sudan is doomed just four hours you could see the christians and torrance scuba gear okay well this is gonna top it off like let's go diving in a pyramid christian isn't editor writer in one of my colleagues national geographic she's also in underwater archaeologist lynch's she's investigated plenty of periods in terms.
"sudan" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"Happen again in as long as I live. I promise you those of you watching listening at home or I will personally kill people. No, I'm kidding. So am Bridget fantasy is waiting if we can ever connect to her. She's she's waiting would love to would love to join us. I know for a fact that she is hoping to be able to join us very very soon. In fact, well, I don't know I have to think about that. But so, but I do want update you on something. So last week we did have Joe vendor spec. On for a number of minutes in the first hour parsley in the second hour to update you on what we are doing in by way of our Sudan project and the goal is very simple there. Eighty two slaves that we are trying to liberate from there is captors in northern Sudan. This is something that we did last year in the spring for the first time, and you responded by not helping get eighty slaves freed, but nearly one hundred before we were all done and last week we had the opportunity to tell you about it kind of in in greater detail than we had there is a liberation that is slated to take place in early summer somewhere around the end of June, first of July, something like that. And the process that we are that we are working with the people there on have a very simply been the one that we could we could liberate a as many as three hundred slaves at that time. If we have the process done properly for each of them up to that point. Now, how does that work? Well, first of all, did you know that there are even human slaves in northern Sudan? Most people think that slavery is a thing of the past. They don't know, for example, that slavery. Is add greater epidemic. Portions in the world now than it's ever been in human history. They they don't know that in Sudan is one of those places where it is really tragic. There are hundreds of thousands of human slaves that have been taken into captivity mostly during the Sudanese civil war. But when the when the war was was completed when it was ended the world powers separated, the nation's they made a south Sudan northern Sudan. But nothing was done to address the issue slavery. So last year, we working with Christian solidarity international asked.
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"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..
"sudan" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"Of Sudan out to support the a peaceful resistance. We are asking the bridge. Government to support the call for peaceful step down of the Pella. We are asking them as well to freeze the strategic dialogue to consider that this regime is collapsing because of his poor governance. Besir has responded to Protestant calcium and other places around the country, we've high Honda unleashing the armed forces on the people, and do you think that ordinary citizens the con- sustained this the keeps coming out to ordinary citizens? Keep coming out to protest fifty people sadly lost their life resistance, and the momentum is very high. This is the biggest threat the governor has faced so far. We have hope, but we have fear as well. Because of the excessive force that the governor have been directing towards the professor most of you here, you may leave outside of Sudan. But you must have friends and family but com what what kinds of things I've been telling you about what's going on. Because there's very little information coming out of Sudan people have been trying to overcome this by using the end on communicating. There is really solidarity between different age groups and between different sectors in the community in Sudan. And people have been helping each other by supporting them how to make these resistance successful. There is a very positive energy incident on this positive energy is very very high. How much father Kani goal because Bashir does not seem to have any plans to go anywhere relations. Some of them of some of the professionals there is now today the first sitting down in big sort of fields. Squares. That's the beginning of the escalation and people are continuing to negotiate an hoping that there will be a pressure on him to step down. Not only him. It's his government and.