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Joseph Kony Calls For Fresh Peace Talks

February 4, 2014 7:31 am1 comment
Joseph Kony Calls For Fresh Peace Talks

Kampala-Fugitive Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony has written to the Government of Uganda demanding for fresh peace talks Kony who has a US$5m cash bounty over his head for crimes against humanity says he and his Lord’s Resistance Army rebels are still committed to seeking a peaceful means to resolve the two decades old conflict. The fugitive in an email to the Ugandan media blames the Government of Uganda for the failed peace talks. The Government of Uganda has not yet responded to the letter but it has in the past blamed such calls on people purporting to speak on behalf of Joseph Kony. Kony, a former altar boy has […]

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President Museveni Explains Uganda’s Interest in South Sudan

January 19, 2014 2:44 pm0 comments
President Museveni Explains Uganda’s Interest in South Sudan

Kampala-President Yoweri Museveni says he deployed the Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF in South Sudan to avoid it from collapsing. Museveni made the remark in Bombo barracks near Kampala, while addressing the Army Council which is the highest decision making body in the Uganda People’s Defense Forces. “I sent troops to South Sudan which is affected by a conflict. We did not want them to collapse”, he said adding that the two main groups in the neighbouring country, being led by President Salva Kiir and Mrs. Rebecca Garang were with the Uganda Government. Museveni noted that the Uganda People’s Defense contingent that’s in South Sudan is performing well in its fight […]

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UN Expresses Concern Over Gross Human Rights Violation in South Sudan

December 31, 2013 6:35 pm0 comments
UN Expresses Concern Over Gross Human Rights Violation in South Sudan

Juba-The United Nations is expressing deep concern over mounting evidence of serious human rights violations in the South Sudan conflict. The concerns stem from mounting evidence of gross violations of international human rights law that have occurred in South Sudan during the past 15 days. The mission notes that extra-judicial killings of civilians and captured soldiers have occurred in various parts of the country, as evidenced by the discovery of large numbers of bodies in Juba, as well as the Upper Nile and Jonglei state capitals of Malakal and Bor, respectively. Massive displacement and arbitrary detentions of civilians have been observed. “I condemn in the strongest possible terms the atrocities […]

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Armed Youths Advance to South Sudan’s Jonglei State Capital

December 30, 2013 7:08 am0 comments
Armed Youths Advance to South Sudan’s Jonglei State Capital

Juba-A large number of armed youth are reported to be advancing towards Jonglei the State capital of Bor. The United Nations Mission in South Sudan-UNMISS reports that the group has been moving across the state for some time now, with a possible intention of attacking other communities. “UNMISS has been tracking reports of the movement of armed youths for several days but cannot independently confirm the size or location of these groupings. The Mission is conducting an aerial reconnaissance flight over Jonglei today to get a clearer idea of the numbers of armed youths and the direction in which they are headed”. Reads a press statement issued on Sunday. UNMISS notes […]

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