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.



Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Darfur ethnic attacks must be fully addressed 2021-05-06 04:16:34 Ahmed Elzobier A series of blunders have contributed to the tragic situation in Sudan’s West Darfur region and continue to expose civilians to violence, notably among them the premature (...)

Give credit they deserve 2021-04-30 21:13:25 Ngor Arol Garang While the visit of the government delegation to Chad had triggered debates and depictions in social media reflective of a comic dramatic work using buffoonery and horseplay and (...)

South Sudan elections must be held on time 2021-04-18 07:30:37 The Government is bent on postponing the elections: a response to the statement of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs dated 14 April 2021. By Lam Akol The Press Secretary of the President of (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2021 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.