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Students threaten to attack Cairo embassy over unpaid allowances

Author : | Published: Tuesday, June 23, 2015

South Sudanese students on government scholarships in Egypt have threatened to attack the embassy in Cairo.

They say they have not received any pocket money from the government for a year now.

There are about 160 South Sudanese students on scholarships in various Universities in Cairo.

They say the money has been approved by the government, but it has not been released to them by the embassy.

“We demanded the representative in the embassy to see what the basic issues government can do for us, unfortunately, no one responded to the students’ demand,” said Kuot Maker, the Students Representative.

“They [students] delegated me to go to the embassy and then we presented a memo to the embassy to respond within a week but up to now, there is no response.

“As a result, the students actually became annoyed, and they are left with some days to go to the embassy and shut it down completely.”

Eye Radio spoke to the Ministry Foreign Affairs about the matter. It says it will discuss it with the concerned authorities.

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