I got to my office a bit late yesterday morning. I am very happy that I didn’t run a place in the center of the Juba Town market. It was bulldozed down by the government.
Apparently the government is referring to these shops and their owners as squatters. They say they have taken over the land illegally and are not supposed to be there. Seems strange that they have let them sit there for the past 4 or 5 years and are only now getting around to clearing them out.
So in the course of just a few days the government has managed to put thousands of people out of jobs and probably left thousands more homeless. I’m sure now we get to see an increase in crime and other problems of the sort. Maybe a few riots or protests. Who knows.
The picture below is from the dashboard of a Bus I took to get home in the evening. I like the bears.