WBEZ | Sudan http://www.wbez.org/tags/sudan Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Catalonia's legal battle to secede http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-10-01/catalonias-legal-battle-secede-113146 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/cat_0.jpg" title="(Photo: Flickr/Toni Brugués)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/226483275&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Catalonia on path to independence</span></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p>This week a group of pro- independence political parties in Catalonia won enough votes in local elections to gain control of the regional government. Catalonia is one of the country&rsquo;s wealthiest regions and it has a long history of pro-succession politics. The vote has ignited a fierce debate in Spain over the issue of independence and whether it&rsquo;s even legally possible for Catalonia to separate from the rest of Spain. The federal government insists it isn&rsquo;t. We&rsquo;ll examine the implications of the vote with University of Kansas Professor Luis Corteguera.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong><em>&nbsp;<span id="docs-internal-guid-a117a69c-2521-0d0e-3f7d-3779a4fd758a">Luis R. Corteguera is a professor of history at the University of Kansas and author of </span>&nbsp;&#39;<a href="http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/cup_detail.taf?ti_id=3756">For the Common Good: Popular Politics in Barcelona, 1580&ndash;1640</a>&#39;.</em></p><div>&nbsp;</div></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/226484232&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Press freedom in South Sudan</span></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p>When he was a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune Stephen Franklin saw the many limitations of practicing journalism in conflict zones or under dictatorships. After he retired from reporting in the field, he decided to give back to the profession by training journalists in other countries on how to work around government censorship and how to deal with resentments after war. Franklin is just back from Khartoum, Sudan. In Sudan he trained journalists and educators through a U.S. State Department program. Franklin is now media project director for the Chicago-based Community Media Workshop. He&rsquo;ll tell us about his experiences teaching the Sudanese what he calls &ldquo;peace and reconciliation&rdquo; journalism.</p><p><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-a117a69c-2523-a56f-f589-f62a8f859843"><a href="http://twitter.com/@stevebey">Stephen Franklin</a> is the community media project director for the <a href="http://twitter.com/npcommunicator">Community Media Workshop</a>. He&rsquo;s also a former foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune.</span>&nbsp; &nbsp;</em> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p></div><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/226484831&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Global Activism: Catching up with the Women&#39;s Global Education Project</span></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p>In Africa the overwhelming majority of girls drop out of school after the 6th grade. Global Activist Amy Maglio was living in Senegal and decided she needed to do something to help more girls get into school and stay there. She created the Women&#39;s Global Education Project (WGEP) to support girls&rsquo; education in Senegal and Kenya. Maglio will update us on what WGEP has been doing lately to help girls in those countries escape extreme poverty through education.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong>&nbsp;<span id="docs-internal-guid-a117a69c-2527-a8f8-ffd8-18d3e0a30d4f">Amy Maglio is the</span> executive director of the <a href="http://twitter.com/WGEP">Women&#39;s Global Education Project</a>. &nbsp;</p><div>&nbsp;</div></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 01 Oct 2015 15:27:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-10-01/catalonias-legal-battle-secede-113146 Saudi Arabia escalates attacks in Yemen http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-08-28/saudi-arabia-escalates-attacks-yemen-112764 <p><p><span style="font-size:24px;"><strong>Sheila Carapico says Saudi Arabia seeks hegemony over Yemen</strong></span></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-d5363326-7617-f9aa-ab49-4abce8b3e762">News coming out of Yemen seems to indicate that Saudi Arabia is making bold moves to establish a foothold in the country to counter its rival, Iran. Reports suggest that the Saudis now have boots on the ground in Yemen as it continues bombing raids against Shiite Houthi rebels. But many observers, like Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, feel more attention must be paid to the &ldquo;catastrophic&rdquo; humanitarian crisis resulting from the conflict. Sheila Carapico, political science professor at the University of Richmond, will tell us why she thinks most of the news coming out of Yemen is Saudi propaganda meant to take the eye off the slaughter of civilians.</span></p><p><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><span id="docs-internal-guid-d5363326-761e-9a34-8bd2-6b4c2e091faa"><a href="http://polisci.richmond.edu/faculty/scarapic/">Sheila Carapico</a> is</span>&nbsp;professor of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Richmond</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/221328803&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="font-size:24px;"><strong>Hubert Sauper&#39;s film &quot;We Come as Freinds&quot; is on Western exploitation of Sudanese</strong></span></p><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-a7cf3a61-7619-6732-9b31-05a4a66f2aa3">This week, President Salva Kiir of South Sudan signed a peace accord aimed at ending nearly two years of conflict. Since the start of the civil war in 2013, at least eight peace deals have collapsed before ever taking effect. &nbsp;The conflict began as power struggle between Kiir and his former deputy, Riek Machar. &nbsp;The latest film by director &nbsp;Hubert Sauper, &#39;<a href="http://www.wecomeasfriends.com/us/">We Come as Friends</a>&#39;, explores the moment when Sudan was being divided into two nations. &nbsp;Film contributor Milos Stehlik and Hubert Sauper join us to discuss the film and what is happening in South Sudan.</span></p><p dir="ltr"><strong><span>Guests:&nbsp;</span></strong></p><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-a7cf3a61-761d-e247-4199-2453815fb63b">Hubert Sauper is the director of the film &quot;We Come As Friends&quot;.&nbsp;</span></p><p dir="ltr">Milos Stehlik is the director of Facets Multimedia and WBEZ&rsquo;s film contributor.<iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/221330807&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:24px;"><strong>Weekend Passport: Ania Jaworska exhibit,&nbsp;<span id="docs-internal-guid-8ac0c89c-761a-f718-862c-aaae0b0fadfa">Chicago Dancing Festival</span>, Ugandan Kid&rsquo;s Choir and &#39;Art&#39; by Gorilla Tango</strong></span></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-8ac0c89c-761b-5d85-394b-248ab47f0f16"><span id="docs-internal-guid-8ac0c89c-761c-7da3-4017-dfd5477d27a8">Each week, global citizen, Nari Safavi, helps listeners plan their international weekend. This week, we&rsquo;ll hear about an <a href="http://www2.mcachicago.org/exhibition/bmo-harris-bank-chicago-works-ania-jaworska/">exhibit</a> featuring the work of Polish artist Ania Jaworska.</span></span></p><p><strong>Guest:</strong> Nari Safavi is co-founder of Pasfarda Arts and Cultural Exchange</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/221330807&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p></p> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:45:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-08-28/saudi-arabia-escalates-attacks-yemen-112764 Obama in Africa, White House Down and Sudan's Lost Boys take the stage http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-06-28/obama-africa-white-house-down-and-sudans-lost-boys-take-stage-107895 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/AP612028614400.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>We discuss what President Obama&#39;s trip to Africa could mean for US relations with the continent. Then, Milos Stehlik offers a glimpse of new action thriller &quot;White House Down.&quot; Plus, we explore weekend events with an international theme.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F98870967&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-obama-in-africa-white-house-down-and-sud.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-obama-in-africa-white-house-down-and-sud" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Obama in Africa, White House Down and Sudan's Lost Boys take the stage" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p></p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 10:30:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-06-28/obama-africa-white-house-down-and-sudans-lost-boys-take-stage-107895 South Sudan: One year after independence http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-07-11/south-sudan-one-year-after-independence-100801 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/south sudan.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Expectations were high one year ago when South Sudan gained independence. Many are optimistic about the direction of the country, but many also believe the fledgling country has failed to live up to expectations. Ethnic conflict in Jonglei State has killed hundreds on the border with Sudan. South Sudan&rsquo;s government is also in the midst of a huge corruption scandal. And war with Sudan to the north is always a lurking possibility.</p><p>Chicagoan Kenneth Elisapana is originally from Southern Sudan. He&rsquo;s the founder of an organization called <a href="http://www.southsudanhope.org/" target="_blank">South Sudan Voices of Hope for Relief and Development</a>, which runs a number of development projects in the country. He&rsquo;s currently in Juba and helps Worldview look back at the past year.</p></p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 11:28:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-07-11/south-sudan-one-year-after-independence-100801 Despite South Sudan’s independence, confrontations with the North persist http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-03-21/despite-south-sudan%E2%80%99s-independence-confrontations-north-persist-97499 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2012-March/2012-03-21/AP120201096746.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>South Sudan gained independence in a referendum last July. But now, with 400,000 people displaced and starving, unresolved issues could lead to a third Sudanese civil war. <em>Worldview </em>talks with Douglas H. Johnson, a scholar specializing in&nbsp; Sudan.&nbsp; Johnson was an member of the Abyei Boundary Commission&nbsp; The commission was a dispute resolution mechanism. It drew a boundary in the disputed South Kordofan in 2005. It was ignored by&nbsp; Sudan and South Sudan and that’s where the displacement and fighting is taking place today.&nbsp; Johnson tells <em>Worldview</em> what's happening in the region right now.</p></p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 14:44:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-03-21/despite-south-sudan%E2%80%99s-independence-confrontations-north-persist-97499 Worldview 3.21.12 http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-03-21 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//episode/images/2012-march/2012-03-21/ap120319042947.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Sudanese <a href="http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/b/omar_hassan_al_bashir/index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">President Omar al-Bashir</a> and South Sudan’s <a href="http://www.goss.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">President Salva Kiir</a> will meet early next month for just the second time since South Sudan’s independence last year. The meeting comes amidst a simmering humanitarian crisis along the border. <em>Worldview</em> gets an update from Sudan expert Douglas Johnson, who was recently in the war-torn country. Also, according to the National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway and Throwaway Children, some 90 percent of all children and youth trafficked for commercial sex in the United States are U.S. citizens. <a href="http://www.globalfundforchildren.org/about-us/people/" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Kristin Lindsey</a>, CEO of The Global Fund for Children and <a href="http://www.challengingheights.org/history.html" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">James Kofi Annan</a>, founder of <a href="http://www.challengingheights.org/index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Challenging Heights</a>, based in Accra, Ghana tell <em>Worldview </em>why these kids are at risk. And, last week a Ugandan gay rights group filed a lawsuit in the U.S. against American evangelist <a href="http://www.defendthefamily.com/_docs/resources/1139692.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Scott Lively</a>. The lawsuit alleges that Lively conspired to deprive LGBT Ugandans of their human rights through his anti-gay rhetoric and ties with Ugandan leaders. We’ll speak with attorneys for both sides. <a href="http://ccrjustice.org/about-us/staff-board/pamela-spees" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Pam Spees</a> from the <a href="http://ccrjustice.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Center for Constitutional Rights</a> represents the plaintiffs. <a href="http://law.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=11575" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Mathew Staver</a>, dean of <a href="http://law.liberty.edu/" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Liberty University’s School of Law</a>, represents Scott Lively.&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 13:57:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-03-21 South Sudanese Chicagoan shares his feelings on independence for South Sudan http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-11/south-sudanese-chicagoan-shares-his-feelings-independence-south-sudan-88 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-July/2011-07-11/AP110709121682.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>South Sudan became the world’s newest nation last Saturday. It’s taken nearly 50 years. Some two million people died in the struggle that led to Saturday’s festivities. Chicagoan Kenneth Elisapana joined in the celebration from Chicago. He fled his country’s civil war in 1992 and has worked to rebuild Southern Sudan since. He’s with us to talk about what this moment means to him.&nbsp; Kenneth is the founder of <a href="http://www.southsudanhope.org/%20">South Sudan Voices of Hope</a> for Relief and Development.</p></p> Mon, 11 Jul 2011 16:07:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-11/south-sudanese-chicagoan-shares-his-feelings-independence-south-sudan-88 What lies ahead for Sudan after referendum http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-18/what-lies-ahead-sudan-after-referendum-83926 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-March/2011-03-18/108022380.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Scores of villagers have died in recent fighting in southern <a href="http://www.hrw.org/en/africa/sudan">Sudan</a> despite the presence of 10,000 U.N. troops mandated with protecting civilians. Now, internal documents say U.N. officials have ordered peacekeepers not to operate in areas where civilians may be at risk. The uptick in violence comes two months after a referendum where voters in Southern Sudan casted ballots overwhelmingly in favor of creating a new state of their own. We&rsquo;ll get the latest on Sudan from <a href="http://www.hrw.org/en/bios/jehanne-henry-0" target="_blank">Jehanne Henry</a>, a senior researcher in the Africa Division of Human Rights Watch.</p></p> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:55:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-18/what-lies-ahead-sudan-after-referendum-83926 Confirmed: Southern Sudanese Voted For Independence http://www.wbez.org/story/africa/2011-02-07/confirmed-southern-sudanese-voted-independence-81912 <p><p>"Election officials say the final results from last month's vote in Southern Sudan show that more than 98 percent of the ballots were cast for independence," the Associated Press reports from Juba, Sudan.</p><p>It adds that: "The results mean that Southern Sudan will become the world's newest country in July. Sudan President Omar Al-Bashir said Monday he accepts the outcome of the vote."</p><p>As NPR's <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/02/01/133374383/in-southern-sudan-new-nation-begins-from-scratch" target="_blank">Frank Langfitt has previously reported</a>, "now comes the hard part: building a new state after decades of war." Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.npr.org/">http://www.npr.org/</a>.<img src="http://metrics.npr.org/b/ss/nprapidev/5/1297106237?&gn=Confirmed%3A+Southern+Sudanese+Voted+For+Independence&ev=event2&ch=103943429&h1=Omar+Al-Bashir,Southern+Sudan,Foreign+News,Sudan,The+Two-Way,Africa,World,Home+Page+Top+Stories,News&c3=D%3Dgn&v3=D%3Dgn&c4=133568364&c7=1025&v7=D%3Dc7&c18=1025&v18=D%3Dc18&c19=20110207&v19=D%3Dc19&c20=1&v20=D%3Dc20&c45=MDA0OTc2MjAwMDEyNjk0NDE4OTI2NmUwNQ001"/></p></p> Mon, 07 Feb 2011 12:44:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/africa/2011-02-07/confirmed-southern-sudanese-voted-independence-81912 Global Notes: Sudanese rapper Emmanuel Jal pushes non-violence http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/global-notes-sudanese-rapper-emmanuel-jal-pushes-non-violence <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//ej.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>While the vote to determine whether southern Sudan becomes an independent country continues, Jerome and <a href="http://www.wbez.org/radio-m">Radio M</a> host Tony Sarabia examine the work of one of Sudan&rsquo;s most celebrated young artists. In this week's <a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalnotes">Global Notes</a> we take a look at the rapper, peace activist and former child soldier Emmanuel Jal.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Track List:<br /></em></p><p><em>1. We Want Peace<br />2. Gua<br />3. Baai<br />4. 50 Cent<br />5. Mother<br />6. War Child</em></p><object width="560" height="340"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/g1ZEJWVSiEI?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed width="560" height="340" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/g1ZEJWVSiEI?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 12 Jan 2011 16:36:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/global-notes-sudanese-rapper-emmanuel-jal-pushes-non-violence