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Vol 49 No 14

Published 4th July 2008


Kony causes trouble again

The rebel chief Kony's refusal to make peace causes trouble between Uganda and South Sudan

On 30 June, Southern Sudan's Vice-President Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon ordered the Ugandan People's Defence Forces out of the country, accusing the UPDF of kidnapping and killing a South Sudanese man in a 14 June operation. This is unprecedented. Since 2002, Uganda signed an agreement - ironically, with Khartoum, which backs the Lord's Resistance Army - to pursue Uganda's LRA rebels into Sudan. More dramatically, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni's government has for over 20 years been the main ally of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement, which now dominates the Government of South Sudan.

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