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South Sudanese refugees secretly returning home: officials

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August 18, 2019 (LAMWO) - Several South Sudanese refugees in Palabek settlement camp in Uganda’s northern district of Lamwo are reportedly sneaking back to their country illegally.

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South Sudanese refugees at Nyumanzi settlement camp in Adjumani (Getty Image)

The LC 3 chairperson of Lokung East sub county, David Ocan Kasisi was quoted saying some refugees sneak through the porous border points at Waligo and Ngomoromo to do farming in South Sudan.

“The refugees are also reportedly collaborating with Sudanese People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) in opposition who sometimes threaten peace, stability and security of Lamwo households along the boundary,” he told URN.

The return of refugees is to be guided by a Tripartite Agreement, a legal bilateral framework setting out the modalities for the voluntary return of refugees to their country of origin in safety and dignity.

Separately, the Palabek camp chairperson, Robert Ochan reportedly confirmed that some refugees indeed sneak back home for fear of having their status revoked to maintain their homes and do farming since the land allocated to them is not enough.

In line with the 2006 Refugee Act, refugees in Uganda continue to enjoy freedom of movement, the right to work and establish businesses, the right to documentation and equal access to national services.

Uganda is the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa, with over a million refugees, most of them from South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Burundi and Somalia.

Over 40,000 South Sudanese refugees have sought safety in Uganda since 2017 citing fears of fresh armed insurgence, hunger, sexual and physical violence and forced recruitment of children, among others.

In March this year, South Sudan’s Ministry for Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management said over 140,000 South Sudan refugees who fled the country to Uganda, Ethiopia, Central African Republic and Sudan at the height of the civil war had returned home.

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  • 19 August 14:47, by Midit Mitot

    So what if the refugees are collaborating with SPLA-IO @ yaaah deaf Ugandan;;;;;;; all oppositions are good friend to South Sudan citizens, don,t compare them with Mathaing Anyoor....

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    • 19 August 15:12, by South South

      Midit Mitot,

      Use your head. Those SPLA-IO in Yei River State are for peace, good people. I know Mathiang Anyor taught our cousin Nuers very dear lessons in the battle field, but we need to forget and forgive.

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      • 19 August 15:57, by Midit Mitot

        South South,

        It was taught-less lesson to almighty Nuer, can you ask Anyoor who came to Bor and some who were passing through Malakal? hahahaahahahahahaahah Malakal eagles, fishes, vulcers, Dogs, Hyneas etc were enjoying Mathaing Anyoor fresh meat.

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        • 19 August 16:53, by South South

          Midit Mitot ,

          Oh Midit, Bor is in our hands, Malakal is in our hands, even Pagak is in our hands. ALMIGHTY Nuers were destroyed and a few of them are now in bushes, no single town in South Sudan held by ALMIGHTY Nuer until today, why? Maybe they are weak or !!!!!!!!, who knows.

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          • 20 August 02:49, by Malakal county Simon

            South South,

            You should praised UPDF and not the confused, foolished majority of Anyoor but because you’re full of ignorant which you and your fellows Dinkas been known for, you shamefully could not tell the truth here..... May God curse you soon..

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        • 19 August 19:44, by Anthony

          mitot(slave🦍)

          The dinka control virtually all of nuer land now. Your village is most likely under dinka control.

          Where’s the white/black/yellow army?

          hahaha go fuck a cows ass nuer. That’s all your good at you black shit.
          https://youtu.be/Pr355EnsppQ

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          • 20 August 03:02, by Malakal county Simon

            Anthony

            You’re just a confunsed elment who does not know where to turn.... Colonial- British collaborators, are the truly slaves.... And Dinkas are a shame of this painful history written on their backs generation after generation!!

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            • 20 August 04:45, by Pakuai

              Malakal county Simon,
              Some of our ’Nuer ke nyantoc cousins’ are living in parallel universe. In 1991, when you fellows back stabbed the SPLM/A and curtailed the mighty SPLA Marched to Khartoum. You were cut down pretty badly near Mongala throughout Bor, your gat machar was almost captured at ’Panyagor, Kongor’ his buddy, Joseph Oduho was unfortunately killed>>>

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              • 20 August 04:50, by Pakuai

                your Jesh Mabior (white army) were cut down pretty hard right up to Nuer heartland. Your gat Machar sneaked inside Malakal, which was then under cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan. And Mr. Malakal County Simon, what was it the Ugandans who kicked your arses right up Nuers heartland in 1991? I don’t don’t think so. So what are you on about little boy?>>>

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                • 20 August 04:56, by Pakuai

                  As for your nonsense that the Dinkas/Jaangs collaborated with the British, do you loser knows how many Dinka/Jaang sections are in South Sudan? Here in South Bor, the British were considered with absolute contempt. My own grand-grand-grand father was killed by the British in Mongola. His young men ambushed the British and killed one of them. The British came and demanded that the men who killed>>>

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                  • 20 August 05:00, by Pakuai

                    their man and wondered their other men be surrendered to them. But my grand-grand-grand father refused. The British took him to Mongala where he later went and in detention. Malakal County Simon loser, the Aliab Dinka/Jaang on the Western bank gave the British creeps the value for their money chap>>>

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                    • 20 August 05:07, by Pakuai

                      Malakal county Simon,
                      if the whole Dinka/muonyjieng community take you little miscreant seriously. Then I think, you guys would take full time residence in Sudd (swam) for good chap. You are always told that peace is what all South Sudanese people want nothing less. But you fellows are chirping like birds about about wars. But if your bullsh*t is later taken head-on, then you fellows quickly cry>>

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                      • 20 August 05:12, by Pakuai

                        foul that you are being unfairly targeted. Our ’Nuers ke nyantoc’ what creatures are you really? By the Mr. Malakal county Simon, were almost all the Nuers not the ones guiding our oil fields on behave our arch enemy and were paid with food rations, weapons, munitions and medicines?. Did you fellows forgot that you were welcomed back to SPLM/A in 2006?>>>

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                        • 20 August 05:17, by Pakuai

                          No wonder, your so-called PhD doctor, gat Machar thinks like primary school kid. I think, primary school kids can outwit your gat Machar to be honest. What is your gat Machar doing in Khartoum then?

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            • 21 August 13:37, by Anthony

              Slave county bitch🦍
              You retarded dumbass. I already gave you proof that the dinka rebelled against the british and yet you didn’t respond to it. The truth must disturb you and you feel uncomfortable that your lie was exposed. you want to believe ur lie because it makes you feel good. pathetic

              You don’t even bring proof to back up your claim you low IQ ape. You’re clearly the confused one.

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  • 20 August 13:03, by Gender Activist Ter Manyang

    We know what’s going-on in Uganda about the South Sudanese refugees. We are the right people to be ask

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