Government bans skin bleaching cream, to arrest anyone selling it


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.

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