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This project is supported by the European Union.

Any material related to this project is the sole responsibility of the Union of Journalists of South Sudan and Media Diversity Institute and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.

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Street children cry out for help

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The 12 April 2011 was the international day of the street child but, in much of South Sudan, soon to be the world’s newest state, it has passed without notice or acknowledgement, save for a local charity in Yei which organized an event to highlight the social and economic magnitude of the problem.

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Another perspective

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A granny's view on the new State of South Sudan

"We have known nothing but injustice since we were born"

October-November Edition of the People's Voice PDF Print

PVfrontpageoctober2011Today, South Sudan is contending with the reality of a being not only the world’s newest country but, also its poorest and, as usual, this issue of the The People’s Voice includes in depth stories that capture some of the key issues and challenges facing the new nation and its citizens.

Our investigative reporter, John Actually, exposes the controversial issue of rebel groups in the vast state of Jonglei. He gets an insight into the reasons why some people opt to join rebel groups and seeks the views and opinions of locals on the problem. In another story we reflect on the issue of child labour. Our reporter Benson Agele Amos spoke to several street children in Yei County who are engaged in various aspects of child labor including hawking and car washing. He also sought the views of state government officials on how the problem can be addressed.

We also take a look at the thorny issue of religious differences especially with regards to Christianity and Islam, and the reasons for the alarming increase in road accidents in South Sudan. In Central Equatorial state our reporter, Charles Yuggu, spoke to ordinary people about the debate raging around the possible relocation of the capital city from Juba to Ramciel; a debate that has threatened to divide the nation.

Alfred Taban travelled to Mugwo Payam in Yei River County to speak to local residents about their expectations and concerns. While some farmers cited poor roads and lack of proper farming practices as their major issues of concern, others raised the issue of insecurity and lack of health and education services and access to clean water as their most pressing concerns.

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