Saturday, November 20, 2010

The city of Juba will see high influx of investment after referendum, says former military man

Binyam Yohannes, 32, general manager of F & B Commission Agent, is one of these. “I want the Southern Sudanese people to secede,” Binyam told Fortune. “I will stay in Juba during the referendum. If something goes wrong, I will contribute.” Contributing to Sudan’s fighting is nothing new to Binyam. A former soldier in the Ethiopian Defence Force (EDF), he fought with the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and was even injured during a battle, he claimed. Binyam’s arrival to Juba is related with his previous military involvement. While he was in Mombassa, SPLA officials approached him to bring two Russian made military trucks to Juba. He successfully completed the job and decided to stay. At the time, Juba was like the “wild, wild West.” It did not seem worthy of the name city, let alone that of a capital. Read more of the story...

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