South Sudan can still join EAC

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South Sudan is still eligible and cannot wait to join the East African Community.

The country is said to have fulfilled the requirements and only await a decision to be announced during the April 2014 Extra-ordinary Summit of Heads of State.

The Speaker of the South Sudan parliament Manaseh Magok says the recent clashes cannot stop it from joining the community.

Article 3 of EAC Treaty pegs approval of membership on applicant’s adherence to “universally acceptable principles of good governance, democracy, rule of law, respect for human rights and social justice among others.

Various stakeholders have expressed fear and skepticism towards south Sudan joining the community. But