South Sudan Official: Country Will Benefit by Joining EAC

Published: 3/Mar/2016
Source: Voice of America
By John Tanza

South Sudan joined the East African Community (EAC) this week when EAC heads of state approved the country’s application at a summit in Tanzania. South Sudan becomes the sixth member of the economic bloc, along with Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.

Some South Sudanese have expressed reservations about the country’s EAC membership, given the country’s ongoing instability as tries to wind down a 27-month civil war.

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Regions: South Sudan
Year: 2016