South Sudan On Its Way To Recovery Even After Mob Attack On UN Mission Base

The youngest nation in Africa has been struggling with insecurity incidences since her independence on 9th July 2011.

On Monday, an angry mob attacked a well guarded UN compound in Maban which is in Upper Nile State, destroyed property and made away with valuables whose worth is yet to be established.

Some of the humanitarian workers residing in the compound reportedly lost everything including personal items like clothes as the angry youths mopped up everything in the compound.

Their agitation point was that the UN body was employing more of Equatorial State residents than those from the Upper Nile state.

On Tuesday, President Salva Kiir, through a presidential decree authorized formation of an investigative committee led by the Undersecretary in-charge of Ministry of Interior Security to assess the damage and report to him in 21 days.

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On a positive note, Juba residents say, the economy is really improving and the South Sudanese Pound has gained ground against the US dollar after the signing of peace agreement between President Kiir and his nemesis Dr Riek Machar.

In April 2018, $100 was exchanging to SSP 34,000 and as of end of day yesterday July 25th $100 was exchanging at SSP 18,000.

Should peace be attained and sealed, investors will likely consider investing back as majority lost immense investment during the July 2016 incident in Juba town.

Many Kenyans as well as Ugandans who had invested in Jebel Kujur left and the town now is a shell of what it used to be.

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