Khartoum 19/04/2018 – The Government of South Sudan closed the “BBC” station because of its failure to commit to the signed agreement with the Government at 2008.
The Government said it that closure of the station in South Sudan is due to their failure to meet the financial obligations for three years. According to the Government statement, they have previously addressed the BBC three times and recieved no response, and this April the Government issued an ultimatum to stop the broadcasting, resulting in the Governments decision to shut down all the station’s activities.
The British Broadcasting Corporation signed an agreement with the Government of South Sudan in 2008, which is annually renewed. Then in 2016 the Government demanded to review the agreement so that the BBC pays all its financial obligations before starting its activities.
On January 22th 2018, the Minister of Information Michael McCoy decided to terminate the agreement with the station, and in the event of signing a new agreement, all financial commitments must be paid accordingly.