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S. Sudan accuses Uganda of harbouring rebels in refugee camps


July 22, 2019 (MAGWI) – South Sudanese authorities on Friday last week accused neighbouring Uganda of allegedly harbouring suspected rebels in the refugee camps located within the country.

President Museveni welcomes President Kiir at the State House in Entebbe on 4 April 2019 (Photo Ugandan presidency)

Leaders from both Uganda and South Sudan had met at an inter-border symposium held in Magwi County of South Sudan’s Torit State.

The meeting, official said, was specifically convened to discuss potential security threats and challenges between the two countries.

Speaking at the symposium, Torit State governor, Alberio Tobiolo Oromo claimed they had intelligence information that suspected rebels live in refugee settlements within Uganda from where they coordinate their activities before intensifying attacks in South Sudan.

He cited settlement camps in Adjumani, Kiryandongo and Lamwo as areas where these suspected rebels are allegedly being haboured.

According to Tobiolo, some of these rebels at times disguise as refugees, wear Ugandan army uniforms and launch attacks into South Sudan territories and later retreat back to Uganda as refugees.

The governor appealed to authorities in Uganda to liaise with their counterparts in South Sudan to apprehend the suspected rebels, adding that their activities are a security threat to both countries.

On his part, however, the Magwi county commissioner Bosco Ochola Oringa said suspected rebels recently carried out attacks in villages within the county, causing fear and panic among citizens.

Meanwhile, the Lamwo Resident District Commissioner (RDC), James Nabinson Kidega said Uganda would investigate reports on rebels.

He, however, said that it could be difficult to apprehend refugees and asylum seekers since they are protected by international law.

Kidega, who headed the Ugandan delegation, called for joint efforts to diplomatically resolve the ongoing cross border impasse.

The meeting also recommended strengthening of cross border security mechanisms by the two nations, severe surveillance and constant law enforcement as ways of mitigating challenges.


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  • 23 July 2019 08:21, by Midit Mitot

    So what? what mind you? rebels has rights to be in other countries camps, it,s their rights be hosted there internationally.

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  • 23 July 2019 08:29, by Gender Activist Ter Manyang

    Article 14. Right to Asylum in other Countries from Persecution in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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  • 23 July 2019 08:57, by Landlord

    These leaders occupying offices as governors and so called ministers are not real Equatorians. I don’t understand what kind of cow dung drug given to them that they can not think or have small feeling for there people. Why associating with animalistic behavior. I stopped going to church when the general Archbishop from Jenge. Please don’t associate with Danka at all.

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  • 23 July 2019 10:48, by Anthony

    so they attack and then run away like cowards to uganda as refugees? That’s pretty pathetic.

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    • 23 July 2019 13:27, by jubaone

      Anthony jienguyu bastard aka South South,
      Jienge cowards and free food-seeking drifters make 40% of all refugees in Uganda, 30% in Kenya, over 70% in Sudan yet their jiengestans have NO wars. These good-for-nothing lazy trolls are only seeking free food. In Nimule cowardly Bor jienges are cowering like terrified chicken and wont return to Jonglei, why? Fear Murles and Nuers! gggrrh!

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      • 24 July 2019 15:05, by Mike Mike

        Midit, Jubathree and land-Liar,please stop supporting rebel subversive activities in Eastern Equatoria Region.When will you be changing yourselves from rebel activities and work hand in hand with the government as a son of South Sudan?.Now make sure you are not longer a rebel since your leader have signed peace accords with the gov’t some time back in Khartoum.Please,you change yourselves.

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    • 23 July 2019 14:36, by jubaone
      • 23 July 2019 15:24, by Midit Mitot


        That Arab genetic person call Anthony is a mad man from Bahrelgazal. He has no clue on this War, we will give him lesson!

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  • 23 July 2019 23:02, by lino

    Marooned people!!! Did SPLM/A Government in Juba already forgot they were in the same boat before CPA?!!!
    It is the norm to have cross border challenges even during peace!!! I hope you understood why Sudan Government were accusing other countries of the same guilt; arrange you house before you started to throw rocks on others! Always, refugees run away for their lives!!!

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  • 24 July 2019 04:38, by Pakuai

    The word "accused" is improperly used in that ’headline’ by the obvious Sudan Tribune instigators. Yes, there are some rebels in refugee camps in Uganda. But it is not a Uganda duty to know who is a refugee and who is not. Anyone can be a refugee. If you put down your arm and be a refugee, you can honerably do and refugee agencies can protect you>>>

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    • 24 July 2019 04:51, by Pakuai

      It all the same in battle fields, if you surrender and give up your gun, you would be protected as a prisoner of war. And think our mighty SPLM/A was well ahead of this game than then Sudan defence force and it paramilitaries. My concerns with you fellows are, why do you fellows jack-up everything that goes wrong in South Sudan on to Dinkas/Jenges? Tell us fellows what is that you have done>>>

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      • 24 July 2019 05:03, by Pakuai

        better to South Sudan and to South Sudanese people than the Dinkas/Jenges? Absolutely nothing. All you bunch of losers know best is to complaint on just about everything that goes wrong in the wider world. Good luck with that fellows. Who says the world ever fairer anyway? As for you Mr. jubaone, juxtaposing the Dinkas/Jenges to HIV/AIDS, what do you losers smokes?>>>

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        • 24 July 2019 05:13, by Pakuai

          The Dinkas/Jenges crisscrossed your whole Equatoria region during our genuine war of independence from your cloned so-called arabs masters (mundukurus) blasting them out of your towns and villages when most of you fellows were nowhere to be seen and some of you fellows were in tandem with mundukurus (Arabs) against the SPLA. The Dinkas/Jenges died in hundred of thousands liberating your towns>>>

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          • 24 July 2019 05:31, by Pakuai

            and villages with their precious lives, and here we have bunch of losers who have never smelt the ’stench of gun powdeer and deafening artillery bombs all their lives disparaging the Dinkas/Jenges. jubaone and others, if the Dinkas/Muonyjiengs were such easy idiots to attach themselves like HIV/AIDS as you idiot claims, then they would have done it over 1400 years ago>>>

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            • 24 July 2019 05:42, by Pakuai

              when our ancestors wrongly welcomed the Arab into our country. It has however became our biggest nightmare to push to these vermin back to Saudi Arabia, Yemen and their lslam recruits to West Africa. But the Dinkas/Muonyjiengs of the Sudan are to way well ahead to attach themselves to anyone. The Dinkas/Muonyjiengs, our Nuer ke Nyantoc, Shilluks (Chollos)>>>

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              • 24 July 2019 05:58, by Pakuai

                Anyuaks, Jurchols (the Luos); let say, all the Nilotic of people of the Sudan just don’t like bullied, trust me fellows. As for HIV/AIDs, it doesn’t attach it to anyone, it is acquired through means like intercourse, blood transfusion or other means. But honestly speaking HIV/AIDS was and still negligible in South Sudan except in central Equatoria some of these days. So Mr. jubaone and some of you

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                • 24 July 2019 06:07, by Pakuai

                  losers, peace for all South Sudanese is the only surest way to get of this message. By the way, there was no violence in greater Equatoria, but some of you losers failed to heed the warnings before hand not to join Mr. Riek Machar aimless armed rebellion since joining Mr. Riek Machar armed rebellion was going to take violent to innocent Equatoria villages>>>

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                  • 24 July 2019 06:19, by Pakuai

                    Your Thomas Cirillo was tapped on the shoulder by his foreign handlers after they saw their Mr. Riek Machar aimless armed rebellion utterly crushed on the ground. To join the melee. Your Thomas Cirillo stole the army money and ran to Adis Ababa, then went asked the South Sudanese to run away from South Sudan to Neighbouring countries on allegations that Dinkas/Jenges government was killing them>>>

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                    • 24 July 2019 06:29, by Pakuai

                      Something that was absolutely rubbish. Now those South Sudanese who goaded to run to Neighbouring countries by foreign puppets/stooges are these days used as begging bowls around the world by the UN and NGOs for the next meals and as blackmails and bargaining cards over South Sudan and the South Sudanese people solely for those vermin to crawl their evil selves back into our country to come>>>

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                      • 24 July 2019 08:12, by Pakuai

                        and ’restart’ their *15/12/2013 project* again. But the losers and their foreign puppets/stooges have been ’adequately warned’. No one wants their so-called UN ONE WORLD ORDER GOVERNMENT Or their so-called *AFRICA UNITY and THE SO-CALLED REGIONAL INTEGRATION* piece of rubbish whatsoever, here in South SUdan and over South Sudanese people, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM>>>

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                        • 24 July 2019 08:33, by Pakuai

                          jubaone and you bunch of losers who always believe in *Magic, superstitions and Bantus witch crafts now? Now where loser. Mr. Jubaone and bunch of losers, ’watch this space’ the owners are here. Let me tell you this saying, (our devil infested land of England is); Mr. Robinhood is alleged to have hailed from,>>>

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                          • 24 July 2019 08:48, by Pakuai

                            all say that their *Mr. Robin Hood stole from the rich* and *gave it to the poor and (KEPT THE CHANGE) as ’a middle man’* we are here fellows, l am one of boys who will again bomb the *the *cloned so-called Arabs of North Sudan, their evil juus (so-called israelis), Abeshas (so-called ethiopians),>>>

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    • 24 July 2019 04:52, by Pakuai

      It all the same in battle fields, if you surrender and give up your gun, you would be protected as a prisoner of war. And think our mighty SPLM/A was well ahead of this game than then Sudan defence force and it paramilitaries. My concerns with you fellows are, why do you fellows jack-up everything that goes wrong in South Sudan on to Dinkas/Jenges? Tell us fellows what is that you have done>>>

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