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The reporting period was marked by a series of apparently coordinated armed attacks on the Juba - Torit road, Juba - Nimule road and in the villages of Gumbo and Rejaf some five and eight kilometres away from the centre of Juba. At least 40 people were killed and many others were injured. The attacks prompted UNHCR to temporarily call off repatriation of southern Sudanese refugees from Uganda. The Ugandan Government also temporarily closed its border with Sudan because of the killings, accusing the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) of being responsible for them.
The security situation in the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA)-affected areas east of the Nile River deteriorated over the reporting period. Clashes between the LRA and the Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF) were reported in a number of locations south and south-east of Juba in Central Equatoria. Two ambushes targeting civilian vehicles were also reported on the Juba-Nimule road.
Following is the text of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's message to the twenty-fourth ministerial meeting of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa in Kigali, Rwanda, as delivered by Bintou Keita, United Nations Resident Coordinator, a.i., today, 28 September:
It is my pleasure to send you all my warm greetings on the occasion of this important meeting.
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Key goal is to "energize" Tripartite Process in Great Lakes region
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The security situation in Equatoria remained volatile with several attacks and cases of abduction by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). On 7 March, a truck belonging to a national NGO called South Sudan Community Association (SSCA) was ambushed by the LRA along the Yei-Maridi road, near Tore, 43 miles from Yei. During the incident, one SSCA staff member was killed while two others were seriously injured.
España canjeará la deuda por proyectos educativos a seis países africanos.
U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
The general security situation in Central, Eastern and Western Equatoria States is stable but tense due to alleged Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) movements and activities in the Maridi areas in Western Equatoria State as well as along the Juba-Torit road in Central and Eastern Equatoria States. The Juba-Rokon road is now safe as the Dinka herdsmen, who were considered a security risk on that road, have now moved away from the Mundri area in Western Equatoria on their way back to Bor.
The situation is tense on the Juba-Torit and Juba-Nimule roads and in areas surrounding Gumbo and Rejaf where the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has been launching attacks almost on a daily basis, looting food, cows, goats and property. Confirmed police sources indicate that the LRA has its base at Lungi Hill, approximately four kilometres south of Gumbo. There has been no positive response from the security forces based in the Gumbo vicinity to protect the civilian population.