Former refugees help refugees in South Sudan

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Former refugee helps refugees

• Former South Sudanese refugees are now helping Sudanese refugees who have fled to their country. The refugees escaped fighting between the Sudanese army and armed rebel forces in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states. The work of helping the refugees has a special meaning for the field workers of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR).

Violence escalates in Darfur in recent months

UNAMID peacekeepers

• Fighting in the Darfur region of Sudan has escalated in recent months, according to the joint UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID). The Mission is calling on the Sudanese Armed Forces and an armed group in North Darfur to stop the fighting. UNAMID says the latest incident was near Shangil Tobaya, in North Darfur.

Gambia's first woman chief plants the seeds of change

Women farmers

• The Gambia's first woman village chief is changing perceptions of what a chief looks like and what they do. Fatou Danso, who is also a farmer, has redistributed land that previously was farmed solely by men. Women, supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) can now grow crops to support their families.

Producer/Presenter: Derrick Mbatha
Editor: Donn Bobb
Production Assistant: Florence Poblete-Enriquez
Studio Engineer: Rossie Starr
Duration: 10'00"

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