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December 19, 2013 (KAMPALA) - The Ugandan government confirmed on Thursday that one of its citizens was killed in violence south Sudan.

The victim was identified as Agu Rashid, from Yumbe district, in north western Uganda, near the border with South Sudan.

“Unfortunately there has so far been confirmation of one Ugandan dead as a result of the crossfire - Agu Rashid from Yumbe district.

The ministry of foreign affairs said Rashid had died as a result of crossfire and it is now assisting the family to arrange for the body to be repatriated to Uganda.

Earlier this week, the South Sudanese government said it had thwarted an alleged coup attempt by former vice-president Riek Machar. Machar has denied he is behind the fighting, which has pitted rival factions within the South Sudan army (SPLA) against each other.

Meanwhile, the Nimule border, which had been closed to traffic on the South Sudan side, has now been reopened, the Ugandan government said, with traffic normalising.

“Buses that had been stopped from vying for business have now been allowed to move, including those to Uganda”, a government spokesperson said.

On Wednesday, 14 buses ferried some 1,689 passengers from the capital, Juba, to Uganda. Of these 1,183 were Ugandans, while the remainder were Kenyans and South Sudanese.

MUSEVENI TO MEDIATE?

The BBC reported on Thursday that Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni had been contacted by the United Nations to mediate between South Sudan president Salva Kiir and opposing political forces.

Uganda’s minister for international affairs, Henry Okello Oryem, has meanwhile joined a team of foreign affairs ministers from across East Africa, who are currently in Juba to help a find a political solution to the crisis.

(ST)

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  • 20 December 2013 06:33, by Tong dut

    KILL MORE OF UGANDANS,THIS IS OUR COUNTRY AND OUR PROBLEM,WHY ARE THEY HERE LOOTING OUR MONEY?
    IT IS MUSEVENI WHO PUT KIRR INTO TROUBLE, WE ARE SOON GOING TO ATTACK UGANDA.
    They kill GARANG and they have put Kirr the hunting dog of uganda, wait for some days to come.

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    • 20 December 2013 07:44, by Rami Tot

      that musevni is not clean man he Kill Garang, by the Garang died with no good justification from him and neither UN investigated him accurately

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      • 20 December 2013 08:43, by Tong dut

        @ Rami Tot,you are right, let us starting killing ugandans too,revenge our case with wewe in all south sudan,Dinkas and ugandans are now killing any tribes in south sudan.
        Why is it that equatorians army are not having gun? some thing is wrong, next kill by Dinkas will be equatorians.

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      • 20 December 2013 14:41, by Dinka Nhialic

        Rami
        As a Dinka who fought for this land, Uganda remain our number one ally to South Sudan, the dead of Garang is not Uganda’s Museveni who killed him but the normal crashed that is all. How about those who died in 2008 former South Sudan defense minister Dim Deng, was it museveni who killed him? Shame on u traitors.
        Long live NRM of Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
        Long live SPLM of Salva Kiir Mayardit

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      • 20 December 2013 14:43, by Dinka Nhialic

        Rami
        As a Dinka who fought for this land, Uganda remain our number one ally to South Sudan, the dead of Garang is not Uganda’s Museveni who killed him but the normal crashed that is all. How about those who died in 2008 former South Sudan defense minister Dim Deng, was it museveni who killed him? Shame on u traitors.
        Long live NRM of Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
        Long live SPLM of Salva Kiir Mayardit

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    • 20 December 2013 08:55, by Mayom County Boy

      because they are supporting kiir goverment
      that is why their national was been kill in that violence

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    • 20 December 2013 14:34, by Dinka Nhialic

      Tong Dut
      u are mother fucker Tong Dut, why are u abused our brothers Ugandan, u wanted to destroyed our relationship with Uganda. Let me tell u something, Uganda play a major role to make sure that South Sudan will gain their independence as u are now writting that name of Nuer as a Dinka name mother fucker.
      Our relation with Ugandans will never be spoils by traitors from Nuer who are of S.Sudan

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  • 20 December 2013 07:46, by Rami Tot

    Museveni is a devil which cannot mediate the this talk he has hand Rwanda genocide and also has deadly hand the massacre made by Kiir

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    • 20 December 2013 14:49, by Dinka Nhialic

      Nayom County Boy
      I thanks u so much with ur political strength as a great guy, u are right the killed that Ugandan cos they knew that he is our ally, but there is no way for them, we shall show those Malitias one by one and I blame Kiir too of bringing this idiot Peter Gadet to the army, the man who defect 11 time in the history cannot be put in the army.
      May Innocents Uganda Agu Rashid R.I.P

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  • 20 December 2013 12:31, by Tong dut

    Kiir is a big fool,he allows MUSEVENI in sudan like sudanese,it had put the end to kiir goverment,
    The only thing to do is starte killing all ugandan in juba and other parts of south sudan.

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    • 20 December 2013 14:53, by Dinka Nhialic

      Tong Dut
      It will never happened idiot, we shall protect them forever so long as we are here in Juba as a Dinka, we know how we fought this Country to liberated its, and our brothers and sisters Ugandans and kenyan, all foreigners cannot be touch here.
      Long Live Museveni of Uganda
      Long live Salva Kiir of South Sudan
      Long Live Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya

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