Musician Emmanuel Jal on his music, his work as a peace activist, and South Sudan
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At the age of 7, Emmanuel Jal walked hundreds of miles in search of an education. Born in a war-torn area that is now part of South Sudan, he joined thousands of children who were told schools awaited them in Ethiopia.
Instead, they were sent by the Sudan People’s Liberation Army to military camps for training. Twenty-five years later, Mr. Jal has channelled his experience into music and strives to protect the childhood of others by advocating for peace, justice and equality.
To celebrate Human Rights Day on 10 December, UNICEF podcast moderator Femi Oke spoke with Emmanuel Jal about his music, his work as a peace activist and his thoughts on South Sudan.
To listen to the podcast, please click here!