Using the Power of Radio to End Conflict in South Sudan

PBS NewsHour

The second season of “Sawa Shabab“, a radio drama aimed at helping youth in South Sudan resolve conflicts peacefully, begins this week. The radio program’s next 20-episode season is airing while South Sudan — independent for nearly four years — is still struggling under leaders who are of different ethnicities and are locked in a political dispute that frequently turns violent. Thousands have died since civil war broke out in December 2013, and more than one million people are displaced. But even in areas of conflict, people listen to the radio.

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