Dual citizenship encouraging corruption in S. Sudan

Published: 16/Feb/2013
Source: Sudan Tribune

South Sudanese citizens possessing dual citizenship in outside countries remain the impetus behind corruption practices in the new nation, a senior member of South Sudan ruling party (SPLM) has said.

Franco Douth Diu, the SPLM secretary for Leer County in South Sudan’s Unity state, told Sudan Tribune, that large numbers of the country’s citizens have acquired citizenship outside the African continent, making the fight against corruption a difficult task.

“I think those [who] have dual citizenship should be reduced. This is another way of fighting corruption. We cannot have people with families in America, and all they do is come and collect money to as to make them [their families] enjoy life in American and elsewhere”, said Diu.

Under Article 45(5) of South Sudan’s Transitional Constitution, a South Sudanese national may acquire the nationality of another country as shall be prescribed by law.

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Themes: Dual Nationality
Regions: East Africa, South Sudan, Sudan
Year: 2013