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Ugandan traders say risks in South Sudan are too high

Marvis Birungi
South Sudan is Uganda’s largest market for exports, according to the World Bank, but some Ugandan traders say they no longer want to do business with their northern neighbour.
8.05.2013  |  Kampala
The main road connecting Juba and Nimule, the town bordering neighbouring Uganda, December 17, 2012.
The main road connecting Juba and Nimule, the town bordering neighbouring Uganda, December 17, 2012.

As South Sudan prepares its independence anniversary in two months, the country still has a huge task in establishing a business friendly nation currently defined by insecurity, heavy taxes, lack of basic utilities and poor infrastructure.

Ugandan traders say the risks are too high, both professionally and to their personal safety. Marvis Birungi reports for the Niles from Kampala, Uganda: