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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

SHOCK AS SOUTH SUDAN THREATENS TO EXPEL FOREIGNERS



A directive by the South Sudanese government that all foreigners working in the country to leave left their positions by the 15th of October has been received with shock.

The new directive which was reportedly published in the south Sudanese papers requires foreign workers from all sectors, including aid workers, to leave their positions for ‘qualified south Sudanese nationals’.

Foreign workers in South Sudan including thousands of Kenyans woke up to a rude shock after South Sudan’s ministry of public service made the announcement through some local newspapers.

The ultimatum puts at risk millions of shilling invested by Kenyans in the youngest nation which include banks and hotels. The foreign workers will be replaced by locals. South Sudan’s embassy is yet to respond to this directive.