Home | News    Sunday 24 October 2004

Sudanese government armed Ugandan rebels in DRC: report

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

By Alfred Wasike and Tafenga Atari

KAMPALA, Uganda, Oct 24, 2004 (The Sudany Vision) — Sudan airlifted weapons in July 2004 to the DRC to arm a rebel group called People’s Redemption Army (PRA). The group was based in the troubled Ituri region.

Sources quoting prisoners of war recently captured by the Sudan Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA) said, "According to POWs Osuman Okuch, a Shiluk by tribe and Gabriel Jada, a Bari, and members of the Sudan Peoples Armed Forces military intelligence captured by the SPLA in Palataka and Magwi in August and September 2004, respectively, the government of Sudan airlifted rifles from Sudan to DRC for arming some Ugandans who are there under training."

The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) says that the PRA, some of whom have been arrested and taken to court in Kampala, are linked to Reform Agenda leader, Col. Kizza Besigye (left), now in exile.

Appearing on KFM on Thursday night and responding to a phone call into the talkshow by Besigye, President Yoweri Museveni said, "His problem is that his people who were plotting in Ituri to open terrorism against Uganda, were arrested. One of his supporters, Opoka joined Kony who later killed him."

The UPDF is investigating the claims of Sudanese support for the PRA. Army spokesperson Maj. Shaban Bantariza said, "That claim sounds dubious. But we are investigating it and we shall take appropriate action."

Sudan embassy officials were not available for comment.

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.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


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 (...)

U.S. Move Ignores Sudan’s Abuses Against its Own People 2018-11-09 06:56:11 U.S. Considers Lifting Sudan’s ‘Terror State’ Designation By Jehanne Henry With all eyes on mid-term elections in the United States, almost no one noticed that on the same day the US State (...)


MORE






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 (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.