Uganda Troops Fighting South Sudanese Rebels

Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, has confirmed Uganda does have soldiers fighting alongside their South Sudanese counterparts, to end rebel take over in the country. The … Continue reading Uganda Troops Fighting South Sudanese Rebels


Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, has confirmed Uganda does have soldiers fighting alongside their South Sudanese counterparts, to end rebel take over in the country.

The announcement comes as fighting continues around cities of Bor and Malakal, where government forces seem to be making progress.

In a summit in Angola, Mr Museveni said: “Only the other day, 13 January, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army, SPLA, (South Sudan Army) and elements of our army had a big battle with these rebel troops at a point about 90 kilometres (55 miles) from Juba, where we inflicted a big defeat on them.”

Hundreds have been killed since the fighting broke out December 15, when President Salva Kiir, accused his former deputy, Riek Machar, of plotting a coup against him. A charge he denies.

The dispute has seen killings along ethnic lines. Mr Kiir is a member of the Dinka community, the country’s largest, while Mr Machar is from the Nuer ethnic group.