Political crisis in Guinea Bissau affects economic lifeListen /
• The military coup of 12 April in Guinea Bissau is creating economic difficulties for the people. The top UN envoy in the country says the coup has disrupted the harvesting and selling of cashew nuts. As a result, there is no cash flow in the country and people are surviving by bartering. He says civil servants have not been paid.
Hopes for peace in Jonglei State of South Sudan
• Leaders of communities in Jonglei State of South Sudan have signed an agreement to end inter-ethnic fighting. The conflict in the state has become one of major challenges that the newest nation of South Sudan is facing. The Lou Nuer and Murle have engaged in deadly attacks and counter attacks over cattle, grazing land and water for several years.
A Kenyan Maasai calls for protection of his community
• Indigenous people from around the world have gathered in New York for a two week forum. Samuel Naikada, a Maasai from Kenya is one of the 2,000 delegates attending this year's session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. He says the Maasai of Kenya are being neglected and forced to live in arid areas of the country.
Producer/Presenter: Derrick Mbatha
Editor: Dianne Penn
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