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Sudan says Uganda plans to deploy 16,000 soldiers on its borders

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February 26, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese official news agency (SUNA) quoted what it described as an “authorised source” as saying that 16,000 soldiers from the Ugandan People’s Defence Force (UPDF) will be deployed on the borders between Sudan and South Sudan.

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A contingent from the Ugandan People’s Defence Forces (File photo)

The source blasted this step, saying it poses the risk of reigniting the war as in Sudan’s southern border.

South Sudan was aided by Ugandan troops in its war against the rebels led by former VP Riek Machar following the outbreak of civil war in December 2013.

Rebels allege that South Sudan pays Uganda $900 million per year to cover its military costs.

Last January Juba’s foreign minister Barnaba Benjamin assured that Ugandan troops will not be deployed in any border areas with Sudan.

The source told SUNA that UPDF deployment will be focused the Unity and Upper Nile states which are rich in oil adding that the target are areas where Machar’s forces are present.

“This move by the state of Uganda is unacceptable because it poses a threat to the stability of Sudan .. this work could lead to a raging war in the southern borders of Sudan,” the source said.

Sudan Tribune contacted a UPDF spokesperson who promised to return later with a comment.

Khartoum has recently declared that its relations with Kampala are in process of being normalised after years of exchanged accusations over harbouring rebels.

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  • 27 February 2015 06:06, by maumau

    Uganda is a poor country whose military power is surviving on donation from Western countries and United Nations to fight terrorism, if it is using the donation to destabilize peace in the region, then it is a shame. Khartoum can destroy its small military within two weeks, Museveni should know this. LRA and Alshabaab are not Khartoum and neither are they Dr Machar forces, these are organised forc

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  • 27 February 2015 06:07, by maumau

    Uganda is a poor country whose military power is surviving on donation from Western countries and United Nations to fight terrorism, if it is using the donation to destabilize peace in the region, then it is a shame. Khartoum can destroy its small military within two weeks, Museveni should know this. LRA and Alshabaab are not Khartoum and neither are they Dr Machar forces, these are organised forc

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  • 27 February 2015 06:08, by maumau

    They can wipe out UPDF within two weeks up to Lake Victoria and to Rwanda boarders.

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  • 27 February 2015 10:54, by Northern Sudanese

    lmao I don’t care if they were meters away from the border, step 1 foot in Sudan and they will pay the price high inside Kampala. we would kick their asses so bad lol.

    besides, has south sudan really become so weak that they needed ’’UGANDA’’ to save them from Machar? is this a joke?

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    • 27 February 2015 12:02, by South South

      Northern Sudanese and others fake Arabs of Sudan,

      Listen, Uganda and South Sudan army are sitting on your border for power showing. Whether you like it or not we are there, in your face, what can you do? Nothing. You can sing those songs of threat, but we know the truth. Sudanese army has been crashed in Nuba Mountains, let alone dealing with Uganda or South Sudan. Poor country with fake people

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      • 28 February 2015 01:50, by Northern Sudanese

        South South, so you comparing visible apes AKA ugandan army to invisible rats SPLM/N? listen them there in Nuba mountains mainly play hide and seek game, ugandans can’t. we aren’t looking for a war with you, if uganda steps in we will crush them anytime. Uganda is 10 times poorer LMAO

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        • 28 February 2015 01:57, by Northern Sudanese

          has Uganda even dealt with LRA a mafia of 500 men terrorising them? lmao...

          hide and seek won’t save the ugandan army, we would be bombing kiirs husband inside Kampala. teach them to never interfere in Sudanese problems whether in North or South Sudan.

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    • 27 February 2015 13:03, by Rommel

      Northern Sudanese:

      This isn’t about South Sudan’s lack of military capabilities — we’ve never been short of fighting spirit. This is about Salva’s incompetence and his penchant for excluding everybody to his own detriment. He has successfully angered and sidelined the entire Dinka tribe with the sole exception of a select group of clans from two Dinka sections out of a grand total of 15...

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      • 27 February 2015 13:10, by Rommel

        ..He is now relying on clans from his mother’s side [Aweil] and people from his father’s side [Gogrial]... and so he ran to Uganda to reinforce his fragile ’Presidency’. He didn’t help his prospects when he allowed over 50, 000 Nuer militiamen to outnumber the Dinka in the army when they returned from Khartoum’s service in 2006....

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        • 27 February 2015 13:14, by Rommel

          ..When the war broke out, the Nuer accounted for 70% of the army, because most of the Dinka had left the army in 2006 after decades of service, with the Nuer subsequently replacing them. It’s unfortunate, but South Sudan is a very tribal country and when you don’t have the support of your tribe, you are good as dead.

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          • 27 February 2015 13:18, by Rommel

            Salva Kiir has taken nepotism to a whole other level. The Chief of General Staff [as competent as he is] is a relative, but we’re not suppose to know that. The presence of the Ugandan armed forces on our soil is humiliating. We don’t need them. We didn’t need them during the war. I want Salva dead.

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            • 28 February 2015 01:55, by Northern Sudanese

              Rommel

              Ugandan troops on South Sudanese soil is a disgrace. Since 2011 South Sudan was a more powerful nation militarily than Uganda. I thought you were a Kiir supporter but its good that you now know he is the reason for all this. I got nothing against South Sudanese, you are my people after all. But I really can’t stand Uganda and if they cross then we will all be at war again.

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              • 28 February 2015 07:08, by Rommel

                Northern Sudanese:

                This disgrace will haunt us for decades. Salva Kiir has pretty much revoked our sovereignty and has sullied our honour; he has destroyed our military. We might not have advance platforms, but we’ve always been good fighters. I’ve never been a supporter of Salva Kiir. I’ve hated him ever since he became ’President’. I hate Salva and Riek equally.

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                • 28 February 2015 07:26, by Rommel

                  ..And so when people see me criticizing Riek, they think that I support Salva Kiir — a ’man’ that deserves death a thousand times over. Our people are brothers. My family has Arab blood and we have people that are Muslim. If I had my way, N Sudanese would have priority above all others; I would love them to live and work in South Sudan when South Sudan stabilizes.

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  • 27 February 2015 11:35, by Juma El-Saidi.

    All the plans that Museveni and Salva Kiir have will not succeed because all the DOLLARS plans seem to be noticed.
    Well, the whole is watching Salva and his fucking Museveni.
    Khartoum be ready incase of any deployment clear them.
    Dr.D.Daniel
    USA

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  • 27 February 2015 15:49, by Kim Deng

    What if Uganda army did not involve in South Sudan civil war, which was imposed on Nuer nation by Mr. Slava? Of course, Mr. Slava would have been killed or exiled.

    http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/south-sudan-peace-talks-going-nowhere-says-pham

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    • 27 February 2015 16:21, by Mayom County Boy

      I pretended to tell Uganda army chief of staff to send is troops to border of south Sudan and Sudan,as soon as they arrive on the border Sudan chief of staff will send is troops to the border,to me this may be also a solution that may solution that may solve south Sudan problem very soon.let Uganda government try it to send is troops to the border

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  • 28 February 2015 01:15, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

    Naath and Arab settlers your time are numbers, Arab terrorists with will be drive of Africa land and out of Khartoum. Discipline will be the best option this Time. No more peace talk with arab in Africa land, back to Saudi Arabic your homeland.

    Future African liberator

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