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The Half Hour w/ YuYu Yuan and Spencer Travis: Episode 11, Coup in Sudan

Greetings, Extempers! Don't miss episode 11 of The Half Hour with YuYu and Spencer. You are definitely at the right place to learn, grab some research, and improve your extemporaneous craft. This week's episode of The Half Hour with YuYu and Spencer tracks the situation with the coup in Sudan.


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11 | Coup in Sudan

-----Description of Podcast-----

Sudan is in the hot seat after a transitioning phase to a democracy in 2019. In the midst of a transitional justice process, a coup has formed in Sudan threatening the democracy from being successful. In this episode of The Half Hour, YuYu and Spencer explain the coup in Sudan.

-----Sources from this Video-----

  1. Peace & Justice by Rachel Kerr and Erin Mobekk

  2. VOA - ‘Quad for Sudan’ Calls for Peace, Democracy after Coup, Protests -

  3. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace - How Sudan May Surprise Everyone -

  4. The Guardian - Sudan’s Coup has Shattered the Hopes of its 2019 Revolution -

  5. TRT World - Analysis: Why US and Israel share contrasting views on Sudan's coup -

  6. NPR - The coup in Sudan could threaten U.S. influence in a strategically important region -

  7. The Guardian - Sudan’s coup has shattered the hopes of its 2019 revolution -

  8. Vox News - The Coup in Sudan, Explained -

  9. Bloomberg - Israel Says Its Future Ties With Sudan Are Unclear After Coup -

  10. Foreign Policy - Sudan’s Coup Is a Gamble That Nobody Will Care -

  11. TRTWorld - Analysis: Why US and Israel Share Contrasting Views on Sudan’s Coup -

-----About The Half Hour-----

The Half Hour is a current events podcast designed with the intention of helping Extemp competitors (and other Speech and Debate members, as well as listening for the general public) understand the importance of political, social, or economical events on a domestic and international scale. As Extemp competitors only have half an hour to prep a speech, the podcast is designed to brief competitors in the same amount of time it would take for them to prep. Each episode looks at both sides of current events while providing background information to help expand upon the issue. The Half Hour also looks into common questions that people may be asked relating to current events and will work to answer them based on credible news sources from both sides.

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