South Sudan Spends Millions on Surveillance Drones

South Sudan has spent millions of dollars on Israeli surveillance drones and security cameras. According to official the drones and security cameras are aimed at stepping up security and fighting rampant crime especially in the capital Juba.

According to President Salva Kiir, the first two drones and 11 cameras will be deployed by Israeli company Global Group.

Criminals “can now be traced and they cannot get away with crime,” Kiir said at the launch event.

“All the planes at the airport will be safe. Everybody can be screened wherever he or she is going,” President Kiir emphasized, speaking at the drone control center at a police training center.

Global is to manage operations until it has trained 150 South Sudanese police officers to take over.

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