Central Banking

South Sudan currency exchange begins in earnest: images

Senior South Sudanese officials have led the way in exchanging their Sudanese pounds for the new South Sudan currency.

As the images in the gallery show, the president of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, was the first to receive the new currency during a launch ceremony on July 18.

The South Sudan public now have until the beginning of September to swap their banknotes, after which the currency will be declared worthless.

South Sudan made introducing a new currency a priority after the country gained in

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