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Japan Announces $1.5 Million to Bolster South Sudan Peace

Japan is releasing $1.5 million in aid to South Sudan to try to advance the young country's peace process, Japanese ambassador to Juba Takeshi Akamatsu told VOA. The monies come with few strings attached, but because they are from Japan's Official Development Assistance fund, they cannot be used for military activities, Akamatsu said Friday when he announced the offer. "The money is going to be supplied for civilian activities" of two organizations -- the...

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