Home | News    Saturday 26 July 2003

Ugandan police probe alleged abduction of Sudanese diplomat’s family


KAMPALA, July 26 (AFP) — Ugandan police said Saturday they were investigating the disappearance a week ago of two members of a Sudanese diplomat’s family, allegedly kidnapped by Sudanese rebels.

Sudan’s ambassador to Uganda, Surajjudin Ahmed Yusuf, said on local radio Saturday that two members of the family of an embassy official had been abducted by people he claimed were members of the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA).

"Last Saturday, two Sudanese nationals who are family members of a diplomat were kidnapped by operatives moving in an SPLA vehicle," Surajjudin told CBS FM radio.

But an SPLA official here, George Riak, denied that the rebel movement was responsible for the alleged abduction.

"If they were diplomats then they would be registered with the foreign ministry, but the names they gave are not listed when we checked with our sources here," Riak told AFP by telephone.

Ugandan police spokesman Asuman Mugenyi said the alleged abduction was being investigated.

"The CID (Criminal Investigation Department) is aware of the case and they have instituted an investigation into the matter," said Mugenyi.

Surajjudin named the official whose family members were kidnapped as Hassan Yusuf Ngor, the first secretary in the embassy.

"We are going to raise this issue in the UN General Assembly," he said, adding that Sudan’s defence minister will visit Kampala next week to take up the issue with Ugandan officials.

He described the alleged kidnapping as a "black spot" in relations between the two countries and charged that Uganda continued to back the SPLA despite promising to stop supporting the rebel group.

Under an accord singed in 1999, both Uganda and Sudan plegded to stop supporting and sheltering each other’s rebel groups.

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

Sudan’s Independence: 19th of December should not go into Oblivion 2018-11-19 09:27:07 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman These important Reflections came to me against the backdrop of what was said about the date of the return of the Head of the Umma National Party (UNP), and the Imam of the (...)

Sudan’s removal from terror list taints U.S. values 2018-11-10 08:34:32 November, 9th, 2018 The Honorable Michael Richard Pompeo Secretary of State U.S. Department of State 2201 C St NW, Washington DC 20520 USA RESPONSE BY SUDAN LIBERATION MOVEMENT (SLM/A-AW) TO (...)

R-ARCISS: A Peace that divides the signatories and non-signatories 2018-11-10 07:58:28 By Tito Awen, Juba-South Sudan I keep wondering if peace can divide or unite the partners. I am not so young nor unmindful not to have known what happened after signing of the Comprehensive (...)


Latest Press Releases

Progress observed at end of second month of R-ARCSS implementation 2018-10-22 06:44:02 Press Release 21 October 2018 South Sudanese government released 24 detainees in the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement said the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) (...)

4th Annual Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum Announced for 25th October 2018 2018-10-15 12:38:14 PRESS RELEASE OCTOBER 14, 2018 Africa’s leading entrepreneurship-focused philanthropic organisation, the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), has announced October 25, 2018, as the date for its (...)

Unity State community in Kenya supports Khartoum peace agreement 2018-08-17 08:33:21 PRESS STATMENT 14th Aug, 2018 Re: We shall Rally behind Khartoum Peace Agreement The Unity State Community Association in Kenya was established in 2010 to organize and mobilize the people of (...)


Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.