Uganda to Start Pulling out Troops from War Torn South Sudan Next Week

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Civilians and Soldiers pick up the pieces after fierce fighting in the war torn South Sudan town of Malakal, Upper Nile (File Photo. 2014)

September 22, 2015 (Nyamilepedia) – Ugandan government is to start withdrawal of it’s forces from South Sudan by next and complete by mid October according to latest agreement by both government and Armed Opposition officials at a security workshop in Ethiopia as part of the peace agreement implementation.

Speaking to media in Juba the Gen. Ruben Malek who is Deputy Chief of Staff for logistic said the warring parties have agreed during the workshop in Ethiopia that Ugandan troops will start withdrawal by 26th of October and complete by 10th of the same month.

“The timeline of their withdrawal is stated between 27th, up to 10th of October” Gen. Malek said that was the deadline agreed for UPDF withdrawal.

The IGAD Compromise Peace Agreement for resolution of the conflict in South Sudan requires all foreign forces previously involved in the conflict to be withdrawn to their respective countries of origin, that would include the UPDF and also Sudanese rebels mostly from war torn Darfur region who have both been fighting alongside President Kiir’s regime forces against the country’s Armed Opposition.

A senior General from the Armed Opposition also said the two warring parties reached agreement on withdrawal of Ugandan forces by 10th of October according to the senior commander, he however said the two sides failed to reach agreement on formation of the Presidential Guards and Joint Police Force for the capital Juba.

There has been disagreement over number of forces to be deployed in the capital, as the warring parties gave different figures for troops to be deployed, with Salva Kiir’s government calling for deployment of 17,000 forces for demilitarization of the capital Juba, but the armed opposition has rejected the figure calling it too high and not in spirit of demilitarization and peace building between the warring parties.

IGAD is believed to be preparing a final position for the security workshop on number of troops for both sides to adhere to, both sides have often failed to come to an agreement on any of the issues concerning the peace agreement.

 

 

12 comments

  • OK, it is almost to be a peace. But there still an out standing issue which need to be solved initially before everything else.

    The security issue with in the capital Juba. How come that the government claims for 17,000 forces to be deployed in Juba for the protection? I don’t believe that, that could lead to the success of the peace process.

    But the SPLM/A IO need to be very careful in case of that.

  • DINGIT NA TUGGÖ

    Hahahahahaha Agumut, Our Ugandan Brothers are leaving SS by NEXT week. I request you to be happy and laugh together With all Peace loving People of SS. You need not to cry all the time. I know you hate Peace because you do not want reforms.

  • GatNor

    The best farewell song for M7 & his UPDF forces as they leave South Sudan in such great HUMILIATIONS should be “hit the road jack, don’t come back nomore”

    Who will protect the cowards Jaang if & when the JCE gets stupid enough to cook up another dirty conspiracy?

    Equatorians have the first best chance of opportunity to reclaim every inch of land grabbed or squatted on during these reforms either through buckets of blood or rounds of federal peace treaties.

    White Army expansionits of volunteer fighters looking for rewards of new land & territories to claim are to stand by and immediately report to Ramciel when and if called upon for expeditiary & exploratory duties.

    Long Live the Nuer expansion
    & God Bless the Nuer

    • We Nuer celebrate the death of our people as if they are going to heaven and come back next year. Why we do need to finished our young generation; is it because of Riek Machar? Riek killed 45% of Nuer population in 1991 and again 60% in 2013-2015. Riek’s son is enjoying beer and food with his woman in West; while poor Nuer are dying in thousands day and night because of his position.
      My advice to Nuer is that , let’s take rest and think again why we are always dying for a position of this person—Riek Machar. I know primitive Nuer like Gatnor will ignore this advice.

      • GatNor

        Speak for yourself about that celebration. How many indorsement thousands endorsed Machar’s leadership including the very community you might be from. GatNor one individual but what about the support the Nuers are giving Machar.Why does GatNor support for Machar seems to aannoy you more… Stop, get this and get it right…Jaang do not want you Nuers to be leader over them. That means Machar or any other Nuer period. Am I the cause of that… How many Nuers did Jaang killed before Machar and GatNor.. Countless ofcourse. Next time use your name rather than someone else’s. Goodluck with your Machar phobia.

  • “What” is the withdrawal starting on the 26 October and finish on the 10th the same month, well, that would not an issue at all as long as the withdrawal of Ugandan troops is taking place any time soon, that mean the peace is coming to the newest nation on earth God bless southern Sudan and its people.

  • Agumut, who just change his name to be Gatkuoth,
    please prepare to run to Uganda before UPDF leave this country. Now SPLA-IO could accept even 17,000 pure Dinka troops Vs 7,000 Pure Nuer Army to be deployed in Juba. Let burn down this Juba if Paul Malong insist of resisting Peace. In Bor Battle 20,000 Commando and 15,000 Mathiang Anyor met their distiny Vs 10,000 Nuer white army until they call for UPDF who support by dropping cluster bomb. After defeat, all Bor youth run to Nemuli and cause problem to innocent Equatoria. Why don’t they resist Nuer white army?

  • The withdrawal of foreign forces from the land of South Sudan,it will bring total peace once and for all,this step will give possibility for implementation of compromised peace agreement;congratulation for the two rival parties for agreeing on withdrawal of outsiders from[ Holy land].

  • gatkuoth your are not nuer, many dinka now a day try to give themselves a nuer name to create division amoung nuer. if so you must be so stupid and foolish to say that nuer die for Dr.riek, if you not short of memory, you can recall of what the dinka initiated in december 15 it’s common sence if you being attack with out apparent reason you gotta fight back if not then you live in different planet , by the way why not Nuer died for their leader if dinka secrefy for their leader? stupid forks like you who try to see themselve as inferiors like to kiss dinka ass to the max are disgusting in our society. your people has been exterminated and still praised those who cut short your own people’s life not in 100 but 1000 i can’t say much but do your thin’…………..gust what UPDF are quitting south sudan and see what is next

  • DINGIT NA TUGGÖ

    Agumut, Things do not look Nice for you………….The Nuer are going to squeze you you by fire and we equatorians are going to push you away by true reforms. where will you run?
    You are like the sons of israel facing red sea and egyptian armay behind them. But God rescued the son of Israel because they are not looters. But for you God will never rescue you because you are looters, land grabbers, corrupted and killers.
    The only way is that you have just to Accept FEDERALISM if you really want to servive