Police in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, are enforcing a ban on nightclubs and restrictions on the opening hours of bars, spokesman Major-General Daniel Justin has told BBC Newsday.
“The order is in place and we’re implementing it, meaning nightclubs are shut down. The city council has received a lot of complaints from residents that they’re being disturbed by these nightclubs the whole night,” he said.
In a Facebook post on 11 May, Augustino Jadalla Wani – the governor of Jubek State, which includes Juba – ordered the closure of nightclubs and cut bar hours in order to curb “immoral acts”.
News site Sudan Tribune says the governor authorised bars to open from 14:00 GMT to 19:00 GMT.
The order also requires that couples produce marriage certificates before they are allowed to stay in hotels.