Africa-Trade: South Sudan Declared a “RED” Country!

Update at 7:40Am, April 7, 2015(PST).
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April 7, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — Latest press release by African Press Organization (APO) confirms that South Sudan, alongside Sudan and Djibouti, has been added to list of “RED” countries.

This entails that businesses, such as DHL, which trade internationally must intensify security measures to mitigate risks for their businesses and people across South Sudan’s borders.

According to Oliver Facey, the Vice President of Operations for DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa (SSA), who spoke a few hours ago in regards to South Sudan, Sudan and Djibouti, this classification will require the international businesses to restrict security measures on goods being transported to or through South Sudan’s borders.

This restriction determines the types of items that can be transported to and from South Sudan. It also determines the screening levels that packages need to be subjected to before being cleared for transportation to the EU and US.

Facey explains that a RED country is considered high risk due to potential national security concerns.

The three African countries will now join Somalia, Niger, Nigeria and Mali. Other classifications include green and white, depending on the level of national security concerns.

Facey explains that high security threats such as terrorism and trading of drugs have intensified the level of security needed for goods being transported to overseas.

“In order to trade with the EU and US, red countries have to comply with set regulations and conditions.  There are however certain challenges in select red African countries. For example, in Nigeria, a certain airline will be compliant with the regulations, but the country’s airport is not – which results in a package needing to be redirected so that it can undergo the required security tests and authorizations. In order to counteract these challenges and to assist local businesses and individuals to trade internationally, DHL Express has invested over EUR 3 million in the last two years to improve security processes in select SSA countries.” Facey explains.

The announcement was made just a few days after the U.S president, Barack Obama, re-determined that South Sudan’s conflict remains a national threat to US and its foreign policies in the region.

President Obama’s order, which he initially passed in 2014, has been highly refuted by the Salva Kiir administration, however, it remains effective until April 2016.

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  9 comments for “Africa-Trade: South Sudan Declared a “RED” Country!

  1. April 7, 2015 at 5:35 am

    It will change in few years,South Sudan resources will that.

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  2. GatNor
    April 7, 2015 at 7:59 am

    Bad news for the terrorist government of South Sudan.

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  3. April 7, 2015 at 8:14 am

    South Sudan is not 100% RED.

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  4. April 7, 2015 at 11:44 am

    South Sudan is 100% RED!

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    • April 7, 2015 at 1:59 pm

      Yellow and orange are not bad.

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  5. Riaw Gatlier
    April 7, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    Instead of 100% ”RED” it is one hundred percent destroyed. South Sudan is too deformed to be reformed. The terrorist regime has collateralized all the resources of R.S.S. It means all the coming generations are now subjected into useless debts and poverty by salva and his cronies. Wow “Shame on them”

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    • April 7, 2015 at 4:22 pm

      Die Soon Boy and leave it settle with out you.

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  6. April 7, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    It is too deformed to be reformed under Kiir, Agumut is looking for yellow or Orange, come to Juba and look for yourself how things are going. Rampant Killing economic crisis, Looting and many more terrorist act. Yesterday i found young dinka man in Juba Town dancing (Bharelgezhal) and singing Dinka war songs to get money, last week Lul Ruey mother in Law crawling to kiir in exchange of money what do you think left?

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  7. April 8, 2015 at 3:30 am

    Red card will save S.Sudan not Yellow ya Agumut

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