Clarification on ’40 Afghan refugees illegally cross to South Sudan’ story

Clarification on ’40 Afghan refugees illegally cross to South Sudan’ story
Col. James Mapuor Acuoth Leeth, the Director of Information and Public Relations at the Directorate of Nationality, Passports and Immigration.(photo credit: Keji Janefer/The City Review)

On September 28, 2021, The City Review ran a story on its website with the headline ”40 Afghan refugees illegally cross to South Sudan”. The same version of the story appeared on the print edition issue 147 dated September 28, 2021, with the headline ‘Immigration urges foreigners to register for identification’ from page 4 to page 8.

The story on the two platforms quoted the Director-General for Nationality, Passport, and Immigration Lt. Gen Atem Marol Biar to have said, “I was not aware in the short time that Afghans who were fighting are already here with us in South Sudan. I released this in the report that they have 40 people here with us who all stay in one place”.

However, Col. James Mapuor Acuoth Leeth, the Director for Information and Public Relations at the Directorate of Nationality, Passport, and Immigration, said the statement slipped through the crack.

Data presented to The City Review by Col. Mapuor clarifies that there are instead 48 Pakistani nationals registered in zone 2 (Juba Town) and that the immigration department is working on creating a local aliens resident mapping for these cases registered.

Editor’s Note: This clarification replaces the aforementioned headlines with their content and should be treated as such.

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