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Ugandan leaders warn against S. Sudan rebel recruitment

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November 22, 2017 (KAMPALA) – Authorities in the Ugandan northern district of Kitgum have warned residents against the alleged recruitment of youth into rebel ranks in South Sudan.

The practice, a local district official said, was recently brought to their attention by the Ugandan Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF).

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“We have been briefed by the army that because of the situation in South Sudan, some of our young people are being lured and recruited by elements from South Sudan,” Jackson Omona, the district chairman said.

The Resident District Commissioner, William Komakech said unnamed South Sudan rebel groups were targeting jobless youth in Kitgum.

“There are some people who come and deceive you that they are recruiting you for jobs in South Sudan, yet they are recruiting you into rebel activities,” he told reporters at a press conference held in Kitgum town.

Officials cautioned youth to desist from engaging in illegal activities.

It is not as to how many youth could have been recruited in Kitgum.

However, Captain Lawrence Draku, the public relations officer of the UPDF 5th infantry division said he was not aware of the alleged recruitment exercise.

“May be the information was passed at a strategic level. I do not talk on cross-border issues,” he told the state-owned New Vision on Thursday.

UGANDA-SOUTH SUDAN RELATIONS

Uganda and South Sudan have long standing economic and security interests.

In 2013, for instance, Uganda deployed its military in South Sudan to back President Salva Kiir shortly after the war begun. Ugandan troops only withdrew after a regionally-brokered 2015 peace deal collapsed within months.

Uganda is also host to over one million refugees fleeing from the instability in South Sudan.

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  • 23 November 2017 11:43, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    This could be a strategic lie to engage Ugandan forces in the affairs of South Sudanese. Ugandans know their allegiance to the state of Uganda. There is no any reason that they should be used as South Sudanese fighters. South Sudanese do not need the help of Ugandans to fight their wars. They are capable of doing that job.

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  • 23 November 2017 14:29, by jubaone

    Jur,
    UPDF are looking for military engagements bcoz they want money. They were in DRC and looted minerals heavily. In SS, the Kiirminal paid close $45m to UPDF for supporting him beat back Riak. Even now they are engaged in looting timber, alluvial gold around Kajokeji and transporting fuel illegally. Ragtag army built with money from 21 yrs SPLA.

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  • 23 November 2017 15:58, by Eastern

    If Ugandan youth are jobless to the extent that they leave their countries to become servants, maids, guards, etc under Museveni’s more than 3 decades rule and now they are considering rebel soldiering as JOB, then be my guest.....!

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  • 24 November 2017 08:07, by Future1

    We need peace for development (human and materials)no need for new recruits. Creating more rebellions can’t help on peace can let you educate you and your family.

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  • 24 November 2017 08:14, by MC GLazz

    no thing could be done by UPDF to rescue South Sudanese,,,,rather fueling fake escalated so called way to get money.

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