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South Sudan Academic Suspended Over Opinion Piece

Expand Academic and writer, Taban Lo Liyong.  © 2014 Private South Sudan’s University of Juba has suspended a renowned academic and writer from his teaching position over an opinion article on the issue of states and their boundaries – a controversial issue that has yet to be addressed by South Sudanese leaders before a Unity government can be formed. Taban Lo Liyong’s article, the university said, amounted to “incitement of ethnic hatred” and is “bringing the name of the university…into disrepute.” This action is emblematic of the government’s repression of basic freedom of expression, where…

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