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05 Jul 2010 description
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By Taddeo Bwambale

HUNDREDS of Southern Sudanese living in Uganda marched through Kampala streets yesterday to show their support for a separate state ahead of a referendum on January 9, 2011.

The Southern Sudanese will next year vote in a referendum to decide whether to stay a part of the Sudan or to secede.

The procession of about 500 people, most of them towering youth, started at their liaison office on Plot 21 on Nakasero Road.

They marched on Yusuf Lule Road, through Nile Avenue and moved back to the liaison office, where several leaders addressed a cheering crowd amidst …

07 Sep 2009 description
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By Henry Mukasa

UGANDA'S military offensive against the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels and their leader, Joseph Kony, has been extended to the Central Africa Republic (CAR).

The Ministry of Defence said yesterday the Ugandan forces were pursuing the rebels in the jungles of CAR. The rebels have abducted, maimed and killed thousands of people in the region.

"The offensive is going on. The Central Africa Republic authorised us to pursue the LRA in its territory. Our boys are there and are doing the job," the army spokesman, Lt. Col.

31 May 2006 description
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PLANS are underway for peace talks between the Government and LRA chief Joseph Kony in Juba, southern Sudan.
The deal is brokered by the SPLA leadership, report Milton Olupot and Agencies.

Southern Sudan Vice-President Riek Machar said the talks would begin next week.

Sudan's Vice-President and President of Southern Sudan, Salva Kiir, said, "When we start to talk with Kony and the Government of Uganda, in a very short time, we will bring peace to northern Uganda and by that we would also bring peace to southern Sudan."

07 May 2006 description
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By Els De Temmerman and Felix Osike
DEFENCE Minister, Amama Mbabazi, is mobilising support for a regional coordinated effort to hunt down the LRA leadership. This would include the Congolese and Sudanese forces, the SPLA, the UPDF and the UN peacekeeping troops in Congo and Sudan, MONUC and UNMIS.

28 Apr 2006 description
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THE cholera epidemic in southern Sudan has spread to Agoro internally displaced people's (IDP) camp in Kitgum district where 27 cases were reported recently, the LC5 chairman has said.

Chris Ocowun reports that Nahaman Ojwee said the epidemic spread to the area through interactions at Agoro camp market.

The market attracts business people from Gulu, Kitgum, Pader and southern Sudan every Wednesday, he said.

Ojwee said they suspect the epidemic to have spread from the towns of Ikotos and Torit which border Kitgum.

21 Apr 2006 description
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By Chris Ocowun

A Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebel battalion commander, Maj. David Lakwo and two bodyguards were on Wednesday shot dead by the UPDF's 23rd Battalion in Pader district.

The army said Lakwo, who was under a unit led by Lt. Col. Okuti, was killed in Aculu village in Lira-Palwo sub-county in Pader district.

"Okuti survived narrowly. We would have killed him when we killed the three and recovered two guns," northern army spokesman Lt. Chris Magezi said on Thursday.

28 Mar 2006 description
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By Joyce Namutebi

11 Dec 1997 description
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By John Kakande
Kampala - The United States has pledged to help Uganda end the Sudan-supported terrorism and to improve protection of the civilians in the north from continued human rights violations.
US Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, addressing a joint press conference with President Museveni at State House, Nakasero yesterday further said her country was consulting closely with the region as "we work to isolate the Sudanese regime and contain its ability to support terrorism and d estabilize its neighbours."