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COVID-19: Can South Sudan afford to take on another crisis?

Over the weekend South Sudan confirmed their first and second cases of COVID-19. The country's much anticipated oil licensing round has been postponed and various measures are underway to control the spread of the virus, but with a country that has seen hard times in the recent past in the form of civil war and extreme weather, are these measures enough to protect the country's most vulnerable and high risk people? And in a country whose economy depends heavily on oil, how will they afford to recover from this? Akol Dok, Africa Political and Economic Affairs Analyst joins CNBC Africa for more.

An assessment of the impact of floods in South Sudan

Extreme flooding has devastated South Sudan, with the UN reporting that some one million people have been displaced, and Oxfam reporting that the floods have caused livestock and crops to be destroyed; and schools and health clinics to be closed. Analyst, Akol Dok joins CNBC Africa for more.

Cautious optimism over South Sudan’s transitional gov’t agreement

Yesterday, officials confirmed that the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, and opposition leader Riek Machar have agreed to form a transitional government by the 12th of November. The country plunged into an internal conflict that left hundreds of thousands dead and even more displaced, back in 2013 after Kiir removed Machar as Vice President, now the agreement between the two leaders is generally being met with optimism. On what this new government could mean for the country's economy, Business Analyst, Akol Dok joins CNBC Africa for more.

300mn+ barrels of recoverable oil discovered in South Sudan: How can this boost the country’s economy?

A reported 300 million barrels and counting of recoverable oil has been discovered in South Sudan. In a discussion on the significance of this discovery and what it means for the future of the industry and Sudan's economy, Business Analyst, Akol Dok joins CNBC Africa for more.

mGurush to ease transnational trade with mobile money platform

South Sudan has seen a plethora of business stories developing, one of the main ones being the roll out of the newly launched mobile money platform, mGurush. To discuss this and other market news coming out of Juba, Africa Business Connect Business Analyst, Akol Dok joins CNBC Africa for more.