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Time Sensitive
Ep. 116 His House

Time Sensitive

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 99:34


As a young couple from war-torn South Sudan seeks asylum and a fresh start in England, they're tormented by a sinister force living in their new home.Check us out on...Twitter @TSMoviePodFacebook: Time SensitiveInstagram: @timesensitivepodcastGrab some Merch at TeePublicBig Heads Media

Black on Black Cinema
His House - Episode 208

Black on Black Cinema

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 92:07


This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to discuss the 2020 horror film, "His House." The film follows a refugee couple who make a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, but then they struggle to adjust to their new life in an English town that has an evil lurking beneath the surface. The movie stars Wunmi Mosaku, Sope Dirisu, and Matt Smith.      

Black on Black Cinema
Is Dave Chappelle Still Punching Down? - Preview to Episode 208

Black on Black Cinema

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 52:45


This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns to announce the next film, "His House" starring Wunmi Mosaku, Sope Dirisu and Matt Smith. The film follows a refugee couple makes a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, but then they struggle to adjust to their new life in an English town that has an evil lurking beneath the surface. The random topic of the week is all about Dave Chappelle's new stand-up special, The Closer. The hosts discuss their thoughts on Chappelle's commentary about the LGBTQ community and trans women specifically.

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - October 08, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 30:00


Doctors at the Juba Teaching Hospital went on strike over unpaid allowances; South Sudan health officials launched the first round of COVID ̶19 vaccination using the Johnson and Johnson vaccine in Juba; The legal aid group Justice and Human Rights Observatory facilitated the release of 43 inmates including five juveniles from Juba Central Prison who were either held unlawfully or had no clarity on the offenses brought against them

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - October 07, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 30:00


The Central Bank of South Sudan has ordered commercial banks to block and freeze the bank accounts of civil society activists associated with the Peoples Coalition for Civil Action, a group that called for countrywide protests against the government in August; Pope Francis has sent a donation of more than 70,000 US dollars to help flood victims in South Sudan's Upper Nile State, Authorities in the Jonglei State capital Bor have launched a crackdown on members of gangs commonly known by the 'n' word amidst rising gang violence in parts of the town

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - October 06, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 30:00


Ugandans travelling to South Sudan say immigration officials at the border continue to charge visa fees two days after a decision to allow Ugandans into the country visa free was supposed to come into effect; Local authorities in the Greater Pibor Administrative Area say they are holding a dialogue with local youths to address grievances around employment opportunities with aid agencies operating in the area; Alumni of Juba-based Saint Daniel Comboni Secondary School gathered on International Teachers Day Tuesday to award and recognize their teachers whom they say have mentored and shaped their lives

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
Jenny Wilde – Embrace Complexity in Innovation

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 30:35


BIO: Jenny Wilde has over 15 years of hands-on experience as a senior manager in humanitarian response and an innovation expert. STORY: Jenny saw the need to set up an Innovation Fund to support innovative ideas to make their emergency response easier and more effective. Unfortunately, company politics took over, and the fund was scrapped off. LEARNING: Embrace complexity when dealing with innovation.   “Different problems in different innovations require different tools and methodologies.”Jenny Wilde  Guest profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-wilde-bbb05867/ (Jenny Wilde) has over 15 years of hands-on experience as a senior manager in humanitarian response and an innovation expert. She has supported innovative organizations and initiatives in countries as diverse as the USA, South Sudan, and Nepal. She has pioneered initiatives that break from conventional innovation models and enable global scale. Worst investment everJenny was the operational director of emergency response in the Philippines, responding to a large typhoon, Typhoon Haiyan, that had ripped through the country's center. Everyone was trying to make decisions and get stuff out of the door without a lot of deeper thinking. Jenny thought that her organization needed an innovation fund that would help bring to light any innovative ideas that would make their work easier. So they got the money and a team together and set up the fund. Within no time, the fund got political, with everyone wanting to take credit for the idea while, in reality, doing nothing. It was stressful for Jenny because she was heavily invested in the idea. Essentially the Innovation Fund got scrapped because of politics. Lessons learnedYou've got to simplify the problem. Make it as simple as possible, and then work with it. When you're innovating around complex problems, you need to step back and take in all that complexity to do transformational shifts. Andrew's takeawaysEmbrace complexity because there will be problems that you need to solve that are very complex. Think about the balance between the long term versus the short term. Which one works best for your current environment? Your idea should fit the company's culture; otherwise, people will only shoot it down. Actionable adviceIf you want to go big and create something that's really transformational, you should be using systems innovation and the tools associated with that. Don't harm yourself with small ideas and small innovation traps. No. 1 goal for the next 12 monthsJenny's number one goal for the next 12 months is to help people create big shifts in their industries. Parting words  “Thanks, and good luck on the next investment.”Jenny Wilde  [spp-transcript]   Connect with Jenny Wildehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-wilde-bbb05867/ (LinkedIn) https://twitter.com/Inno_ecosystem (Twitter) https://www.innovationecosystem.com/ (Website) Andrew's bookshttps://amzn.to/3qrfHjX (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://amzn.to/2PDApAo (My Worst Investment Ever) https://amzn.to/3v6ip1Y (9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them) https://amzn.to/3emBO8M (Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming's 14 Points) Andrew's online programshttps://valuationmasterclass.com/ (Valuation Master Class) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/how-to-start-building-your-wealth-investing-in-the-stock-market (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/finance-made-ridiculously-simple (Finance Made Ridiculously Simple) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/gp (Become a Great Presenter and Increase Your Influence) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/transformyourbusiness (Transform Your Business with Dr. Deming's 14 Points) Connect with Andrew Stotz:https://www.astotz.com/ (astotz.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewstotz/ (LinkedIn) https://www.facebook.com/andrewstotzpage (Facebook)...

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - October 05, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 30:00


Jonglei State authorities say they are pursuing a group of armed men who shot dead former Country Commissioner Simon Gatwech Gadang in his home over the weekend; As South Sudan joins the rest of the world to mark International Teachers' Day, also known as World Teachers' Day, some teachers in the country say they lost their source of income during the Covid-19 related lockdowns; The chairperson designate of the Information Committee in South Sudan's Revitalized National Legislative Assembly is cautioning media houses against reporting on cash transactions by lawmakers without authorization from the speaker of parliament

The Coffee Hour from KFUO Radio
Lutheranism in South Sudan and Sudan

The Coffee Hour from KFUO Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 24:38


Rev. Dr. Matthew Heise —  Executive Director of Lutheran Heritage Foundation, and Rev. Peter Anibati — bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of South Sudan/Sudan, join Andy and Sarah to talk about the needs of Lutherans in South Sudan and Sudan, how these needs are being met through Lutheran Heritage Foundation, and how this partnership has been integral in growing Lutheranism in South Sudan and Sudan. Learn more about the Evangelical Lutheran Church of South Sudan/Sudan at elcss-s.org. Learn more about Lutheran Heritage Foundation at lhfmissions.org.

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - October 04, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 30:00


Local leaders in Warrap State say dozens of people were killed and others wounded during inter communal fighting involving three communities in Tonj East and Tonj North Counties over the weekend; South Sudan's health ministry says it exhausted all the second-round doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine last week amid a significant decline in vaccine hesitancy in the country; Ugandans living in the South Sudanese capital Juba have welcomed a decision by the South Sudan government to waive visa fees for Ugandans traveling to the country

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - October 01, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 30:00


Tens of thousands of Sudanese took to the streets in the capital Khartoum Thursday to protest recent political developments in the country including tensions between the military and civilian partners of Sudan's transitional government; The commissioner of Uror County in Jonglei State says villagers are in shock and fear after fresh clashes erupted yesterday between forces loyal to South Sudan's First Vice President Riek Machar and a splinter group led by General Simon Gatwech

The Current
How Mary Maker went from a refugee camp to a university campus

The Current

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 23:53


World leaders at a UN Conference approved the 1951 Refugee Convention 70 years ago. This created the framework for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). To mark the milestone, the UNHCR has a new podcast called Forced To Flee. It tells the stories of a few of the more than 82 million people who have been forcibly displaced from their homes. One such story is that of Mary Maker. She left South Sudan as a child, and now has a theatre scholarship at the University of Minnesota. We'll hear from her, as well as Gillian Triggs, Deputy High Commissioner for Protection with the United Nations Refugee Agency.  

Healing Rain with Sue Detweiler
Persecuted Christians in South Sudan with Bol Gai Deng

Healing Rain with Sue Detweiler

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 38:26


Can you imagine what it would be like to be enslaved by Arab Islamic slave traders at 7 years old? As a 7 year old, could you imagine walking 250 miles to freedom? Boi Gai Deng is raising awareness of persecution of Christians in South Sudan. Text the word “Encouragement” to 44222 to download 5 Steps of Grace: A Journey Guide to Freedom by Sue Detweiler To support Healing Rain Podcast  Give to Life Bridge Today

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - September 30, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 30:00


A Sudan expert says there are genuine terror-related threats in Sudan following a raid on a terrorist cell on Tuesday and the killing of 5 General Intelligence Service officers; Families of missing persons in South Sudan are appealing to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the government to help them start income-generating activities; As South Sudan prepares to hold its first general election at the end of the transitional government, some civil society activists are expressing concern about sections of the peace agreement that have yet to be implemented

Africa Daily
Are open borders a new beginning for Sudan and South Sudan?

Africa Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 15:07


As Sudan and South Sudan prepare to open their shared border, can a revival of social and economic ties help mend relations and bring peace between the two countries? They were at war less than ten years ago, and conflicts over oil territories on the border have continued. But it's hoped that trade and travel can be a boost for both countries. We'll hear from both sides of the border about hopes for a better future. Host: Alan Kasujja (@Kasujja) Guests: Hafiz Mohamed Valentino Achak Deng #AfricaDaily

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - September 29, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 0:30


9,000 people have been displaced by floods in Kworjik Payam in Juba County of Central Equatoria State over the past one week following heavy rains; A high court in Juba has convicted three men of rape and murder; The family of a woman accused of participating in a peaceful protest and currently detained in a military barracks in Renk County of Upper Nile State is calling on authorities to immediately release or transfer her to a police station

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - September 28, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 30:00


South Sudan's Auditor General says millions of dollars the International Monetary Fund lent to South Sudan to pay salaries of civil servants in 2020 was diverted into individuals' accounts; Residents in Jonglei State capital Bor are complaining about a lack of clean drinking water after the only station supplying the town with purified water shut down due to flooding in the area; The Police Commissioner in Maridi County was gunned down by unknown men

PRI's The World
Huawei incident signals evolution of US-China relations

PRI's The World

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 47:51


The return to China of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in an apparent exchange for two detained Canadians offers clues into the evolution of US-China relations — one that may require uncomfortable compromises. And four weeks after the US left Afghanistan, America and its allies are still keeping a close eye on the country, with counterterrorism and national security top of mind. How will the US gather intelligence in Afghanistan without being there? Also, most young people in South Sudan have faced conflict and displacement their entire lives. The Baobab House, an art gallery in the capital, Juba, offers young people the chance to use music as a form of social healing.

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - September 27, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 30:00


South Sudan's Vice President Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior has addressed the 76th UNGA highlighting the situation in her war-torn country and challenges facing the implementing of a 2018 peace deal; South Sudan government has denied allegations by the UN Commission on Human Rights that its political elites are undermining human rights and endangering the country's security; The Chairman of Yirol Youth Association has been arrested in Juba for allegedly eloping with a married woman and her five children

World Business Report
Green Party likely kingmakers after German election

World Business Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 22:56


Projected results from the German parliamentary elections show the centre-left Social Democrats are ahead of the conservative Christian Democrats (the party of outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel) by about two per cent of the vote. The Green Party secured 15 percent of the votes and along with the fourth-placed FDP they are likely to be the kingmakers in coalition talks. It could take weeks or months for one to be formed. German political scientist Knut Roder tells Russell Padmore he believes it will be challenging getting a consensus. We get analysis on the implications for Europe's biggest economy's climate change policies from Stefan Kooths, director of research for business cycles and growth, at the Kiel Institut and from Sophie Pornschlegel, senior analyst at the European Policy Centre in Brussels. Also in the programme, from next month, people from South Sudan will no longer need a visa to enter Uganda, which could boost trade between both nations in East Africa. Nebert Rugadya reports from Kampala. And Daniel Frankel, managing editor of Next TV in Los Angeles, on the every-growing battle between the streaming giants in the US. Producer: Benjie Guy

The John Batchelor Show
1715: James Tooley #Unbound: Really good schools. The complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021. LXX. GLXXG

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 41:00


Photo: The Browning school near Dublin, Georgia. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow  James Tooley #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021. LXX. GLXXG Really Good Schools: Global Lessons for High-Caliber, Low-Cost Education –  Hardcover – April 12, 2021.by James Tooley  “James Tooley has taken his argument about the transformative power of low-cost private education to a new and revelatory level in Really Good Schools. This is a bold and inspiring manifesto for a global revolution in education.” —Niall C. Ferguson, Milbank Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University Almost overnight a virus has brought into question America's nearly 200-year-old government-run K-12 school-system—and prompted an urgent search for alternatives. But where should we turn to find them?  Enter James Tooley's Really Good Schools. A distinguished scholar of education and the world's foremost expert on private, low-cost innovative education, Tooley takes readers to some of the world's most impoverished communities located in some of the world's most dangerous places—including such war-torn countries as Sierra Leone, Liberia, and South Sudan.  And there, in places where education “experts” fear to tread, Tooley finds thriving private schools that government, multinational NGOs, and even international charity officials deny exist.  Why?  Because the very existence of low-cost, high-quality private schools shatters the prevailing myth in the U.S., U.K., and western Europe that, absent government, affordable, high-quality schools for the poor could not exist. But they do. And they are ubiquitous and in high demand. Founded by unheralded, local educational entrepreneurs, these schools are proving that self-organized education is not just possible but flourishing—often enrolling far more students than “free” government schools do at prices within reach of even the most impoverished families. In the course of his analysis Tooley asks the key questions: ■ What proportion of poor children is served? ■ How good are the private schools?  ■ What are the business models for these schools?  ■ And can they be replicated and improved?  The evidence is in. In poor urban and rural areas around the world, children in low-cost private schools outperform those in government schools. And the schools do so for a fraction of the per-pupil cost. Thanks to the pandemic, parents in America and Europe are discovering that the education of their children is indeed possible—and likely far better—without government meddling with rigid seat-time mandates, outdated school calendars, absurd age-driven grade levels, and worse testing regimes. And having experienced the first fruits of educational freedom, parents will be increasingly open to the possibilities of ever greater educational entrepreneurship and innovation.  Thankfully, they have Really Good Schools to show the way.

Yah Lah BUT...
#211 - Paul, the Singaporean deminer who cleared landmines in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq

Yah Lah BUT...

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 55:08


And we thought our jobs were tough! This week, we speak to Paul Laurence, a Singaporean who clears unexploded RPGs, landmines and IEDs in war-torn countries for a living. After a long career in the SAF, Paul has worked as a deminer in places such as Afghanistan, South Sudan, Iraq, Somalia and Papau New Guinea. We read about him in an eye-opening feature in Rice Media, and really wanted to know: what does he now think about the stuff we complain about in Singapore?   Find us here! Our #YLB Subreddit for show notes Our YouTube channel to see our FACES!   The Rice Media feature that got us talking! Meet Paul, The Singaporean Who Cleared Taliban Landmines In Afghanistan   Here are our one SHIOK things! Dante Chen vs. Trey Baxter: WWE NXT 2.0, Sept. 21, 2021 This Will NEVER Happen Again || The WORLD RECORD That Will Stand Forever (G.O.A.T Athlete) Paralympics: Tokyo 2020 was 'highly successful Games' for Singapore, says chef de mission

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - September 24, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 30:00


The UN Human Rights Commission says rights abuses in South Sudan have reached “epic levels”; Relatives of passengers killed in a plane crash have sued a South Sudan airline for compensation; Young leaders in Lakes State are accusing a military general of kidnapping the chairman of the youth union in the state

UN News
UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva: Afghanistan; Myanmar, South Sudan

UN News

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 17:37


In this week's show, UN Secretary-General António Guterres talks about Afghanistan and other big problems that require international cooperation to fix them; details from UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Myanmar's continuing spiral of violence, and corruption in South Sudan that's impacting terribly on the country's people – although there is a little bit of good news from there too, thanks to a UN mission UNMISS initiative, as we'll hear.

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - September 23, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 30:00


South Sudan's Vice President Rebecca Nyandeng De Mabior, in New York attending the 76th UNGA, says her government is asking for another chance and the support of the international community to implement the peace; A high court in Kenya has lifted an order freezing the bank accounts of South Sudan's Minister of Cabinet Affairs Martin Elia Lomuro; Uganda waives visa fees for South Sudanese nationals traveling to the country

Africa Today
South Sudan: 80,000 displaced by inter-ethnic violence

Africa Today

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 25:34


In South Sudan, more than 80,000 people have been displaced and many killed in inter-ethnic clashes in Tombura, Western Equatoria State. We speak to a local MP. Plus, UNAIDS Executive Director Winnie Byanyima says the Covid-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on the goal of ending AIDS by 2030. And in Kenya, hopes that the British government's easing of restrictions on travel will boost the country's beleaguered tourism sector.

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - September 22, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 30:00


Sudanese authorities say they have arrested 20 military officers in connection to the Tuesday failed coup; South Sudan's Vice President Rebecca Nyandeng De Mabior is in the US to attend the 76th UN General Assembly and drum up support for President Salva Kiir's administration

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - September 21, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 30:00


Sudan's transitional authorities say they have arrested military officers involved in a failed coup attempt on Tuesday; South Sudan's peace monitors say fighting in the western county of Tombura threatens to derail the implementation of the 2018 peace agreement

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - September 20, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 30:00


The daughter of former governor of Northern Bahr el Ghazal State, Kuel Aguel Kuel, says her father's health is deteriorating in prison and that he needs urgent medical attention; Some 34-thousand people have been displaced by flooding in South Sudan's Jonglei State

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - September 17, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 30:00


The South Sudan transitional government of national unity has paid 650 newly sworn in lawmakers settlement allowances; A court in Bor dismissed charges against eight traditional chiefs detained two weeks ago

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - September 16, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 30:00


Some South Sudan government workers say they have not received their pay for the last three months while President Salva Kiir's promises on the 10th anniversary of the country's independence that salaries will be paid on time; Internally displaced persons in South Sudan have mixed reactions to a decision by the UN World Food Program to cut food assistance.

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - September 15, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 30:00


Catholic bishops who have been meeting in Juba released a statement Wednesday calling on the transitional government to implement the 2018 peace agreement; On International Democracy Day, South Sudanese activists say since conflict broke out in their country in 2013 there has been no political space

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - September 14, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 30:00


A veteran South Sudanese politician is asking civil society and faith-based groups to pull out of the South Sudan peace agreement; A South Sudanese political analyst says only 10 percent of the tasks in the implementation matrix of the South Sudan peace agreement has been put in place three years after its signing; South Sudan has received the first batch of the COVID-19 Johnson and Johnson vaccine donated by the United States.

Outlook
Why this Covid doctor hid his homeless past

Outlook

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 38:17


Emmanuel Taban spent his childhood as a witness to the violent civil war in Sudan. He grew up in what is now South Sudan but, by the time he was a teenager, he'd spent time in prison – falsely accused of being a rebel spy – and had then left his home. He ended up travelling across Africa, mainly on foot, sleeping on the streets and relying on the kindness of strangers for food. Eventually he reached South Africa where he finally was able to go to school and get a scholarship to study medicine. He became a well-known lung specialist whose work into Covid treatments would save many lives. All this time, his family had no idea where he was and many years later, when they were finally reunited, they couldn't believe how a boy from Juba had become a well-regarded doctor with his own medical practice. For a long time, Emmanuel hid what he'd endured to fulfill his ambitions - his new life was very different to the one he'd left behind. But now he was proud of all he'd achieved and was ready to reveal the truth about his journey. His book is called The Boy Who Never Gave Up. Presenter: Emily Webb Producer: Katy Takatsuki Picture: Dr Emmanuel Taban Credit: Darrel Fraser Get in touch: outlook@bbc.com

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - September 13, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 30:00


A representative of the South Sudan Civil Society Forum has resigned from the body monitoring the country's 2018 peace agreement; Government and humanitarian officials in South Sudan's Lakes state say more than 3,000 people have been displaced following groundwater flooding in the area.

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - September 10, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 30:00


Victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US say they're determined to seek justice against Saudi Arabia and Sudan for their alleged roles in supporting al-Qaida; Various Sudanese political groups pledge to support the transitional government.

Deep Dish on Global Affairs
Was a Responsible Exit Possible in Afghanistan?—September 9, 2021

Deep Dish on Global Affairs

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 39:05


The US military may have exited the conflict in Afghanistan, but thousands of those who helped during the war remain. What does the United States owe those we leave behind, and is there a better way to prevent chaos and loss of life after war? Virginia Tech's Amanda Demmer and the Council's Elizabeth Shackelford join Deep Dish to explore the lessons from past military evacuations in Vietnam and South Sudan and what they tell us about the coming days in Afghanistan.  

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - September 09, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 30:00


Some residents of Rumbek in South Sudan's Lakes state say security has improved following the arrival of military governor lieutenant general Rin Tueny Mabor; Activists say some people in South Sudan's Jonglei state have spent days in police custody without being formally charged.

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - September 08, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 30:00


The chief of United Nations Peacekeeping Department visits Sudan to discuss peace and stability in the disputed Abyei region; United Nations officials say technology can help South Sudanese children stay in school during covid-19 lockdowns.

SBS Swahili - SBS Swahili
Taarifa ya Habari 7 Septemba 21

SBS Swahili - SBS Swahili

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 15:21


Vifo kutokana na Uviko-19 Jimbo la NSW vyaongezeka huku Serikali ikianza harakati za kuweka mpango wa nchi kufunguliwa

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan In Focus - September 07, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 30:00


South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America

The Catholic Church says five people were killed in Tambura county on Monday; South Sudan's Transitional Government of National Unity promises to provide security to track drivers along the Juba Nimule highway; the head of United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance in Sudan has expressed  readiness to offer technical support  needed for  implementing the Comprehensive Juba Peace agreement      

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - September 06, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 30:01


South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America

Rebel leaders in South Sudan commit to bringing about sustainable peace in the country; a strike by Kenyan and Ugandan truck drivers leads to fuel shortages and price increases in Juba Town; and eight traditional chiefs are taken into police custody in Jonglei State.

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - September 03, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 30:00


Angry Americans with Paul Rieckhoff
130. Congressman Peter Meijer. THE END OF THE AFGHANISTAN WAR? Not for the Afghans. 13 US Troops Killed. Our Allies Left to Die. Biden Spikes the Ball. The Great American Betrayal of Afghanistan. Is the Future of the GOP Peter Meijer or Donald Trump?

Angry Americans with Paul Rieckhoff

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 50:00


After 20 years, all US troops are now out of Afghanistan. Is that a good thing? Is the war really over? What happens now to our Afghan allies left behind? Will there be any accountability for failure in Washington? After gripping episodes with Matt Zeller, Jane Horton and Kristen Rouse, the newest episode is keeping our focus squarely on Afghanistan. The military pieces, media coverage, political spin, humanitarian need, the human story--we're digging into all of what is happening right now. Our guest has been there. He's a leader for this moment. He just returned from a controversial, unauthorized visit to Afghanistan made alongside fellow veteran and Democrat Congressman Seth Moulton. And he'll take us inside what he saw.  Representative Peter Meijer is a freshman Republican Congressman who succeeded Republican maverick Justin Amash, in the seat representing Michigan's 3rd district. He's fighting for Afghans, he's fighting partisanship, he's fighting his own party, and he's fighting for real change.  After high school, Peter enlisted in the Army reserves and deployed to Iraq with an intelligence unit. After returning, Peter joined Team Rubicon, a veteran-based disaster response organization led by Episode 107 Guest Jake Wood where Peter led humanitarian efforts focused on South Sudan's refugee crisis. He also led operations in New York after Superstorm Sandy, Oklahoma after a series of tornadoes, and the Philippines after Super Typhoon Yolanda. Peter then accepted a job with a non-governmental organization in Afghanistan. He ran the NGO's advisory operations in southern Afghanistan, managing a team to help aid workers provide relief to Afghan people. He later served as acting Deputy Director for Afghanistan, delivering emergency assistance to aid workers after kidnappings and targeted killings. Peter knows Afghanistan, knows national security, knows humanitarian work. And he knows this moment. And you need to hear what he knows. He's fighting for Afghan allies, for accountability around failures of the last month, and for his fellow veterans. He is also fighting with his own party. He was one of only 10 Republicans in the House to vote for the impeachment of Donald Trump. And he's fighting now to repeal the AUMF (Authorization for Use of Military Force), for the truth inside what happened on the January 6th insurrection--and for the soul of the Republican party.   Our host, national security and political analyst and Army veteran Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) has known Peter for over a decade. He digs deep with Pete and breaks down the latest news from a truly independent viewpoint. It's a bold and blunt perspective you won't find anywhere else on the media landscape. You can support this show and join the community of listeners by joining our IA Patreon community. You'll get access to events, guests, merch discounts, and exclusive content. And you'll help us keep speaking truth to power. Paul Begala called Independent Americans: “What all political pods ought to be: fun, engaging, freewheeling, and respectful - even welcoming- of different points of view.” You can watch the video of this conversation with Rep. Peter Meijer and more than 100 other important, inspiring and iconic leaders from Sarah Jessica Parker to Admiral James Starvridis; Stephen Colbert to Pete Buttigieg; Jeffrey Wright to Rachel Maddow on the Righteous YouTube page. Independent Americans connects, informs and inspires--and is powered by Righteous Media. On social media or www.IndependentAmericans.us. And check out the new IA merch to hook up your favorite independent as fall approaches. You can also watch the full conversation with Peter and Paul Rieckhoff here: https://youtu.be/PNSFlbKei5M  Stay vigilant, America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The John Batchelor Show
1632: James Tooley #Unbound: Really good schools. The complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021. LXX. GLXXG

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2021 41:00


Photo: View of Timbuktu, Heinrich Barth (1858).  In its Golden Age, Timbuktu's numerous Islamic scholars and extensive trading network made possible an important book trade: together with the campuses of the Sankore Madrasah, an Islamic university, this established Timbuktu as a scholarly centre in Africa. Several notable historic writers, such as Shabeni and Leo Africanus, have described Timbuktu. [In fact, for centuries TImbuktu was a world center of scholarship.  Only recently, during the Malian civil war, have the magnificent libraries been raided and partly burned by Tuareg using radical Islam as an excuse for territorial expansion. A thrilling and literate book on this is the oddly-named, The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu : And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts, by Joshua Hammer. --ed.] CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow  James Tooley #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021. LXX. GLXXG Really Good Schools: Global Lessons for High-Caliber, Low-Cost Education –  Hardcover – April 12, 2021.by James Tooley  “James Tooley has taken his argument about the transformative power of low-cost private education to a new and revelatory level in Really Good Schools. This is a bold and inspiring manifesto for a global revolution in education.” —Niall C. Ferguson, Milbank Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University Almost overnight a virus has brought into question America's nearly 200-year-old government-run K-12 school-system—and prompted an urgent search for alternatives. But where should we turn to find them?  Enter James Tooley's Really Good Schools. A distinguished scholar of education and the world's foremost expert on private, low-cost innovative education, Tooley takes readers to some of the world's most impoverished communities located in some of the world's most dangerous places—including such war-torn countries as Sierra Leone, Liberia, and South Sudan.  And there, in places where education “experts” fear to tread, Tooley finds thriving private schools that government, multinational NGOs, and even international charity officials deny exist.  Why?  Because the very existence of low-cost, high-quality private schools shatters the prevailing myth in the U.S., U.K., and western Europe that, absent government, affordable, high-quality schools for the poor could not exist. But they do. And they are ubiquitous and in high demand. Founded by unheralded, local educational entrepreneurs, these schools are proving that self-organized education is not just possible but flourishing—often enrolling far more students than “free” government schools do at prices within reach of even the most impoverished families. In the course of his analysis Tooley asks the key questions: ■ What proportion of poor children is served? ■ How good are the private schools?  ■ What are the business models for these schools?  ■ And can they be replicated and improved?  The evidence is in. In poor urban and rural areas around the world, children in low-cost private schools outperform those in government schools. And the schools do so for a fraction of the per-pupil cost. Thanks to the pandemic, parents in America and Europe are discovering that the education of their children is indeed possible—and likely far better—without government meddling with rigid seat-time mandates, outdated school calendars, absurd age-driven grade levels, and worse testing regimes. And having experienced the first fruits of educational freedom, parents will be increasingly open to the possibilities of ever greater educational entrepreneurship and innovation.  Thankfully, they have Really Good Schools to show the way.

Everyday Emergency
South Sudan: Voices from Bentiu

Everyday Emergency

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 22:37


On 9 July 2021, the Republic of South Sudan marked its 10th birthday. This significant milestone is also marred by the bloody legacy of its first decade, including a five-year civil war. At independence, South Sudan was grappling with at least 30 humanitarian emergencies. Parts of the country were engulfed in increasingly fierce intercommunal clashes, and there was renewed conflict in border areas with Sudan. Despite the challenges, the first years in the post-independence period were a time of anticipation and optimism and, for most of the country, it was a period of relative peace. However, by December 2013 – less than two years after independence – the country had rapidly imploded into civil war, quickly exposing the fragility of the emerging young state. In this episode of Everyday Emergency, we'll be hearing the personal stories of four of our South Sudanese staff – all of whom now work in a displacement camp near the town of Bentiu. We hear about the impact of the conflict on their lives over the last 10 years, and what brought them to the country's largest camp.

The John Batchelor Show
1614: James Tooley #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021. LXX. GLXXG

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 41:00


Photo:   Eagle School, Old Eagle School Road (State Route 543) (Tredyffrin Township), Strafford, Chester County, PA CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow  James Tooley #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021. LXX. GLXXG Really Good Schools: Global Lessons for High-Caliber, Low-Cost Education –  Hardcover – April 12, 2021.by James Tooley (Author) “James Tooley has taken his argument about the transformative power of low-cost private education to a new and revelatory level in Really Good Schools. This is a bold and inspiring manifesto for a global revolution in education.” —Niall C. Ferguson, Milbank Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University Almost overnight a virus has brought into question America's nearly 200-year-old government-run K-12 school-system—and prompted an urgent search for alternatives. But where should we turn to find them?  Enter James Tooley's Really Good Schools. A distinguished scholar of education and the world's foremost expert on private, low-cost innovative education, Tooley takes readers to some of the world's most impoverished communities located in some of the world's most dangerous places—including such war-torn countries as Sierra Leone, Liberia, and South Sudan.  And there, in places where education “experts” fear to tread, Tooley finds thriving private schools that government, multinational NGOs, and even international charity officials deny exist.  Why?  Because the very existence of low-cost, high-quality private schools shatters the prevailing myth in the U.S., U.K., and western Europe that, absent government, affordable, high-quality schools for the poor could not exist. But they do. And they are ubiquitous and in high demand. Founded by unheralded, local educational entrepreneurs, these schools are proving that self-organized education is not just possible but flourishing—often enrolling far more students than “free” government schools do at prices within reach of even the most impoverished families. In the course of his analysis Tooley asks the key questions: ■ What proportion of poor children is served? ■ How good are the private schools?  ■ What are the business models for these schools?  ■ And can they be replicated and improved?  The evidence is in. In poor urban and rural areas around the world, children in low-cost private schools outperform those in government schools. And the schools do so for a fraction of the per-pupil cost. Thanks to the pandemic, parents in America and Europe are discovering that the education of their children is indeed possible—and likely far better—without government meddlingwith rigid seat-time mandates, outdated school calendars, absurd age-driven grade levels, and worse testing regimes. And having experienced the first fruits of educational freedom, parents will be increasingly open to the possibilities of ever greater educational entrepreneurship and innovation.  Thankfully, they have Really Good Schools to show the way.

The John Batchelor Show
1600: James Tooley #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021. LXX. GLXXG

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 42:31


Photo:  Group of Girls of a Music School - Mysore, India  c1890 CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow  James Tooley #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021. LXX. GLXXG Really Good Schools: Global Lessons for High-Caliber, Low-Cost Education –  Hardcover – April 12, 2021.by James Tooley (Author) “James Tooley has taken his argument about the transformative power of low-cost private education to a new and revelatory level in Really Good Schools. This is a bold and inspiring manifesto for a global revolution in education.” —Niall C. Ferguson, Milbank Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University Almost overnight a virus has brought into question America's nearly 200-year-old government-run K-12 school-system—and prompted an urgent search for alternatives. But where should we turn to find them?  Enter James Tooley's Really Good Schools. A distinguished scholar of education and the world's foremost expert on private, low-cost innovative education, Tooley takes readers to some of the world's most impoverished communities located in some of the world's most dangerous places—including such war-torn countries as Sierra Leone, Liberia, and South Sudan.  And there, in places where education “experts” fear to tread, Tooley finds thriving private schools that government, multinational NGOs, and even international charity officials deny exist.  Why?  Because the very existence of low-cost, high-quality private schools shatters the prevailing myth in the U.S., U.K., and western Europe that, absent government, affordable, high-quality schools for the poor could not exist. But they do. And they are ubiquitous and in high demand. Founded by unheralded, local educational entrepreneurs, these schools are proving that self-organized education is not just possible but flourishing—often enrolling far more students than “free” government schools do at prices within reach of even the most impoverished families. In the course of his analysis Tooley asks the key questions: ■ What proportion of poor children is served? ■ How good are the private schools?  ■ What are the business models for these schools?  ■ And can they be replicated and improved?  The evidence is in. In poor urban and rural areas around the world, children in low-cost private schools outperform those in government schools. And the schools do so for a fraction of the per-pupil cost. Thanks to the pandemic, parents in America and Europe are discovering that the education of their children is indeed possible—and likely far better—without government meddlingwith rigid seat-time mandates, outdated school calendars, absurd age-driven grade levels, and worse testing regimes. And having experienced the first fruits of educational freedom, parents will be increasingly open to the possibilities of ever greater educational entrepreneurship and innovation.  Thankfully, they have Really Good Schools to show the way.