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16 Jul 2011 description
report Miraya FM

The South Sudan Ministry of Education says the Egyptian government has offered one hundred sixty (160) scholarships to South Sudanese tudents to study for academic year 2011/12.

Speaking to Radio Miraya, the Ministry's Director General for Training and External Relations, Benjamin Gabriel Apai, said that they will begin receiving applications from students starting tomorrow, and running through July 28th.

15 Apr 2011 description
report Miraya FM

The Deputy Chairperson of Southern Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission, Yar Paul, has told Radio Miraya that about twelve thousand southern Sudanese refugees in Egypt are soon to be repatriated on a voluntary basis. Yar further added that the southern government has given the Commission over SDG 4.5 million to repatriate the refugees.

Yar added that the Commission is currently taking bids from airlines to bring them from Egypt to Juba.

12 Mar 2011 description
report Miraya FM

At least one woman was killed and several people wounded in a recent demonstration staged by Sudanese refugees in Cairo. The refugees were demanding urgent repatriation by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

17 Feb 2011 description
report Miraya FM

The head of a task force for Southern Sudan Refugees in Egypt has deplored conditions among some 5,000 South Sudan refugees living in Cairo, following the recent anti-government protests there.

Kour Mac Choul told Radio Miraya that condition of southern Sudanese in Cairo were alarming, and they were in need of urgent humanitarian help.

"Thousands of them are suffering out there," Choul bemoaned. "We need them to come back to Sudan," he said, adding, "our power is the people.