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Ugandans Mourning as Bodies of Fallen UPDF Soldiers are Brought Back

January 20, 2014 6:57 pm0 comments
Ugandans Mourning as Bodies of Fallen UPDF Soldiers are Brought Back

Kampala-Families in Uganda are mourning their sons who were killed in fighting between the Ugandan army and South Sudanese rebels. Families from various parts of Uganda have begun receiving bodies of dead soldiers a week after they were killed in a fierce gun battle in South Sudan. The soldiers are reported to have been killed early this week when they fell into an ambush in a place called Jemeza, 90 kilometers from Juba. The army is however tightlipped, on the exact number killed, and the identity of the victims. The Continent Observer has however learnt that some of the dead soldiers include Capt. Egau Celestino Noah who hails from Ogongora […]

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Uganda Counting Costs as Dead Soldiers are Brought Back Home from South Sudan

January 18, 2014 11:09 am0 comments
Uganda Counting Costs as Dead Soldiers are Brought Back Home from South Sudan

Kampala-Several Ugandan soldiers are reported to have been killed by South Sudanese rebels. The soldiers are reported to have been killed early this week when they fell into an ambush in a place called Jemeza, 90 kilometers from Juba. The exact number of the dead is not known, but sources from Bombo Military Barracks, in Uganda say several bodies, have been brought in from South Sudan. The army is however tightlipped, on the exact number killed, and the identity of the victims. But President Yoweri Museveni on a recent trip, to Angola confirmed that the Ugandan army was recently engaged in a big battle with South Sudanese rebels. “Only the […]

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Mrs. Rebecca Garang in Uganda Over South Sudan Crisis

January 9, 2014 5:56 pm0 comments
President Yoweri Museveni and Mrs Garang after holding talks in Uganda

Kampala-President Yoweri Museveni has held talks with Mrs. Rebecca Garang, the wife of the late Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) leader Gen John Garang on the ongoing crisis. The two met on Thursday morning at President Yoweri Museveni’s country home in Rwakitura, South Western Uganda. A press release issued by Uganda’s Statehouse says the President and Mrs Garang who is also a Senior Advisor to Southern Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit discussed the security situation in South Sudan especially the recent events that occurred after the conflict and uprising in South Sudan. Uganda has deployed troops in South Sudan following last month’s uprising. Some members of Uganda’s parliament are however […]

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