Aerial view of Pieri village, Lou Nuer territory in Jonglei State.
The De Havana Nightclub in Juba was established by “Cuban Jubans” (South Sudanese refugees who have returned home after being sent to live in Cuba during the 1980’s to escape war and receive a proper education). It was built in tribute to Cuban culture and as a place for locals to congregate, dance (to salsa music) and chat (in spanish) making it a strange but very interesting cross-cultural space. You can read more about “Cuban Jubans” from the original article: Cuban Jubans Bring Latino Spirit to South Sudan which is two years old but it came as a surprise to me since I was completely unaware of this!
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Palestinians inspect the damage of their destroyed houses following Israeli strikes in the village of Khuzaa, southern Gaza Strip on August 1, 2014. (Khalil Hamra/AP)
Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya move to open up job market - The New Times Rwanda -
Rwandans, Ugandans and Kenyans will soon be free to set up businesses across borders without any restrictions once the three East African countries have endorsed a new deal seeking to open up their job markets to each other.
The memorandum of understanding, due to be signed in October in Kampala under the Northern Corridor Initiative, aims at eliminating all restrictions to free movement of labour and capital among the tripartite members of the broader East African Community.
If endorsed, professionals such as media practitioners, lawyers, doctors and teachers will be free to establish their businesses in any of the three partner states and accorded the same rights and treatment as nationals.
The new initiative seeks to remove any remaining restrictions to the free movement of labour and capital under the East African Common Market Protocol. Although EAC partner states agreed in principle to free movement of labour, partner states only opened up those areas they felt faced shortage of local capacity. For example, Rwanda allows in only technicians and a few other professional fields such as health.
“Professionals will be allowed to operate in the country and will be subjected to equal treatment as nationals,” Monique Mukaruliza, Rwanda’s national coordinator of Northern Corridor projects, told this paper last week.
The aim, according to Mukaruliza, is to enable the three partner states to get skilled labour and minimise dependency on experts from outside the community.