Stranded South Sudanese ordered to leave Sudan

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IOM staff in Sudan

• Up to 15,000 South Sudanese in Sudan waiting to be transported back home could be forced out of the country within days. This follows an order issued by the Governor of Sudan's White Nile State. The International Organization for Migration says it is "logistically impossible" to move the people to South Sudan in five days.

Schoolchildren in South Sudan advocate for good hygiene

Klementina with her family

• South Sudan has one of the world's worst indicators for water and hygiene, according to UNICEF. Nearly one third of the population lacks access to safe drinking water near their homes, and even more people do not have adequate sanitation facilities. But schoolchildren in this newly independent nation are being trained in the importance of proper hygiene.

Trumpeter Hugh Masekela says jazz had impact worldwide

Wonder, Masekela and Heath

• The UN this week had a jazz concert to celebrate the first International Jazz Dayon 30 April. UNESCO declared the day in November 2011 to raise awareness about the role of jazz in building understanding between cultures and societies. South African trumpeter, Hugh Masekela says jazz has influenced music all over the world, including Africa.

Producer/Presenter: Derrick Mbatha
Editor: Dianne Penn
Production Assistant: Charles Appel
Studio Engineer: Rosie Starr
Duration: 10'00"

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