Over 30 S. Sudanese students protest in Ethiopia, arrested

South Sudanese students at their embassy in Kampala, Uganda (ST/File)

South Sudanese students at their embassy in Kampala, Uganda (ST/File)

RUMBEK (Sudan Tribune) – 38 South Sudanese students were arrested after they staged a protest in front of their embassy in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa over delayed allowances.

Dut Makur Mapur, a representative of the students claimed their acting ambassador, Darious Garang ordered for their arrest.

The affected students were from the universities of Mekelle, Bardar, Jimma, Awasa and Technical Vocational Training Institute (TVET).

“There are two groups of students from South Sudan to Ethiopia, the first group was from 2012/ 2013 comprising of 23 students doing different departments in Mekelle university and the second group from 2014/ 2015 comprising of some students to Bardar, Jimma, Mekelle and Awasa universities and the target group is in technical vocational training institute known as TVET,” said Dut.

The students are entitled to $100 monthly and a round ticket at the end of the academic year from South Sudan government.

“Up to now, we have almost four years without receiving our stipend, the same is true for the second group. They haven’t received [their stipend] for two and half years,” stressed Dut.

The students’ representative called on South Sudan government to instruct its acting ambassador to avoid mistreating them over their rights.

“I condemned that act and I urge immediate release and solution to their problems. I call upon the government to act wisely and instruct ambassador Darious Garang to get a better solution,” said Dut.

2 Responses to Over 30 S. Sudanese students protest in Ethiopia, arrested

  1. Girmaye g/selase November 5, 2016 at 11:43 pm #

    Another corrupted African fake leaders .what a shame ! All African leaders must go to jail with tplf # 1 criminal record

  2. adem n wako November 6, 2016 at 11:08 am #

    This is very sad when citizens are abused and denied by their currpted government all African leaders go to heel wben they action like this we have all but not leaders.i hope these students will get good response as soon as possible

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