Skin bleaching continues to be an unpleasant issue across South Sudan.

The government has joined the like of Ghana, Ivory Coast and Rwanda in waging war against the multi-billion dollar skin-bleaching industry with a fresh and strict legislation.

South Sudan Food and Drugs Authority has issued a ban on the importation of all products which contain the skin-lightening chemical hydroquinone.

The ban on skin bleaching creams followed that of Rwanda, a major production point of bleaching creams.