UN AND AFRICA: Ethnic killings and radio hate speech deplored in South Sudan

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• Hundreds of civilians have been killed in South Sudan’s Unity State capital, Bentiu, because of their ethnic origins, according to the UN mission in the country, UNMISS. The mission says that radio hate messages calling for violence are also being used to incite “vengeful sexual violence.” The killings began on April 15th following the capture of Bentiu by opposition forces.

Tanzanian farmers learn climate smart agricultural practices

• Climate smart agriculture is helping villagers in southern Tanzania cope with climate change, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). This approach developed by FAO, integrates sustainable practices into current farming systems. They include innovative soil farming practices to prevent soil erosion.

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars sings about peace and forgiveness

• The civil war in Sierra Leone which raged from 1991 to 2002 was known for the brutality of the rebels who cut off people's limbs and forced thousands of others to flee the country. One of the refugees formed Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars. The group has performed around the world and was at UN Headquarters in New York recently as the UN wrapped up its mission in Sierra Leone.

Producer/Presenter: Derrick Mbatha
Production Assistant: Florence Poblete-Enriquez
Studio Engineer: Zach Prewit
Duration: 10'00"

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