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Juba, 8 March 2018; The Commission of Arab League on extension of member states has rejected South Sudan's recent application to join the club of 22-member states of Arab League, this news site has learned from reliable source within the Presidency. 

The Arab League," al-Jāmiʻah al-ʻArabīyah", formally the League of Arab States [Jāmiʻat ad-Duwal al-ʻArabīyah] is a regional organization of Arab states in and around North Africa, the Horn of Africa and Arabia. 

Arab League was formed in Cairo on 22 March 1945 with six members: Kingdom of Egypt, Kingdom of Iraq, Transjordan (renamed Jordan in 1949), Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Syria.  

Yemen joined as a member on 5 May 1945. Currently Arab League has 22 members, however, the participation of Syria was suspended since November 2011, as Syrian government repression on its citizens 

The League's main goal is to "draw closer the relations between member States and co-ordinate collaboration between them, to safeguard their independence and sovereignty, and to consider in a general way the affairs and interests of the Arab countries". 

So, it wasn't clear under which merit South Sudan has dream even to join the club of 22 Arab states to become observer members since South Sudan is not an Arab state. 

From reliable sources this news site has learned though South Sudan's desirable application to be given the observatory seat in the club is formerly rejected, Egypt an influential member holding the club's seat[HQs] is still lobbying for other Arab states to reconsider South Sudan's desire to join the club as an observer. 

South Sudan Liberty News has learned Egypt's desire for South Sudan to join the club of Arab League was so that it can in return use South Sudan as a member of Nile basin club to press Ethiopia to abandon its project of Hydroelectric power on the Blue Nile. 

Egypt's irrigation livelihood depends on using the water of the Nile, most importantly the agreement with Britain on 7 May 1929 has respectively gave Egypt and Sudan the right to use 4 billion cubic meters of the Nile flow per year. 

The agreement further gave Egypt to control the flow of the Nile during January 20 to July 15 (dry season) would be reserved for Egypt; the agreement further stated in favour of Egypt to reserve the right to monitor the Nile flow in the upstream countries; the agreement also granted in that Egypt the right to undertake Nile river related projects without the consent of upper riparian states. And final the agreement gave Egypt the right to veto any construction projects that would affect her interests adversely. However, recent the riparian states over turned those agreement in Kampala Treaty living Egypt in huge isolation. 

J. Roberts Swaka 


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