17.2 C
Brisbane
Saturday, September 19, 2020

400 SOUTH SUDANESE STUDENTS PROTESTERS SADLY BRUTALIZED BY ETHIOPIAN POLICE

Must read

FACEBOOK WATCH: WATER CRISIS HIT JUBA

Water tankers in Juba are on strike a move staged to hike water prices. A normal barrel of water used to...

South Sudan teachers not paid for 13 months, set off strikes in Jonglei State

High school teachers in Jonglei State are protesting in demand of about 19 million South Sudanese pounds that should have been paid...

Rwanda: Tanzania, Rwanda to Resolve Cross Border Trade Hurdles

TANZANIA and Rwanda have agreed to meet at the end of this month to discuss and address various bottlenecks that impede smooth...

Progress on South Sudan peace agreement ‘limps along’

Progress on implementing the South Sudan peace agreement is halting partially due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a special representative of...

At least seven South Sudanese students are nursing wounds after they were reportedly brutalized by Ethiopian police during a protest at the South Sudan embassy in Addis Ababa on Thursday, the Eye Radio reported.

The students demanded their coronavirus incentives the Ministry of Higher Education approved in April.

The $3 million is meant for South Sudanese students on government scholarships in Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt, India, China, Botswana, Cuba, Serbia, and Zimbabwe.

There are more than 400 students on government scholarships in Ethiopia.

One student said both the embassy and the South Sudanese students students had agreed to offer $64 each student every 10 days to cover for food, water, and electricity bills, among other needs.

But Ayiik Mabior says the students received those funds twice and then the embassy went silent after two weeks.

“We have very disappointed to face such harassment linked by our government official,” Ayiik Mabior, representative, said  via telephone from Addis Ababa on Friday.

“We never thought such kind of things would come from them because they were the very people who lectured us about the incentives.”

This situation forced more than 200 students to go on a peaceful strike demanding their incentives.

But they ended up being beaten by the Ethiopian Federal police.

Mabior claimed the education attaché at the embassy called for the police when they started protesting peacefully.

“Our feeling as students in general about what happened yesterday is that. It’s so sad,” Mabior continued.

He says the Ethiopian police whipped them as they could not communicate effectively due to language barriers.

- Advertisement -

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest article

FACEBOOK WATCH: WATER CRISIS HIT JUBA

Water tankers in Juba are on strike a move staged to hike water prices. A normal barrel of water used to...

South Sudan teachers not paid for 13 months, set off strikes in Jonglei State

High school teachers in Jonglei State are protesting in demand of about 19 million South Sudanese pounds that should have been paid...

Rwanda: Tanzania, Rwanda to Resolve Cross Border Trade Hurdles

TANZANIA and Rwanda have agreed to meet at the end of this month to discuss and address various bottlenecks that impede smooth...

Progress on South Sudan peace agreement ‘limps along’

Progress on implementing the South Sudan peace agreement is halting partially due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a special representative of...

Burundi: New Government, but no progress insight on the human rights front

Following the 2020 presidential, legislative and local elections, the fifteen-year presidency of Pierre Nkurunziza came to a close and a new era...