Home | News    Friday 2 December 2005

SPLA soldiers in DRCongo call for security guarantees from Khartoum


Dec 1, 2005 (KINSHASA) — Elements of the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) who have been based in Kangezi-Base, Kagwa Collectivity, some 84km north of Aru, for the last five years, are opposed to a return home without security guarantee. Consequently, they called on the local authorities to contact Khartoum, Aru administrator told radiookapi.net.

JPEG - 14.5 kb
Sudan People’s Liberation Army train, January 2005 in the southern Sudanese town of Rumbek. (AFP)

According to Kagwa authorities, about 100 SPLA elements have for the last five years taken refuge in the DRCongo, precisely in Kangezi-Base, due to conflicts in Sudan.

On 9 January this year, the government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement signed a peace accord in Kenya, ending 21 devastating years of war that claimed at least 1.5 million lives and displaced another four million people.

Aru administrator says: "Before returning to Sudan, these elements requested that we contact the Khartoum government. It is a fact that Kangezi-Base belongs to the DRCongo. We have sent a report to the hierarchical authorities and we are waiting".

On the subject, Faustin Drakana Kananga announces that measures have been taken at local level for the holding of a bilateral meeting with the Sudanese authorities.


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

The AUHIP needs to revisit its modus operandi 2018-12-15 19:00:42 By Gibril Ibrahim The latest round of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP)’s consultations with Sudanese parties in Addis Ababa (December 9 -13) ended in failure for reasons (...)

The influence of facetious leaders in South Sudan 2018-12-03 18:44:28 By Daniel Abushery Daniel It's like that old saying, "Everybody's talking about the weather, but nobody ever does anything about it:" Public consultation is essential and healthy where there are (...)

Will Khartoum peace agreement bring reform or maintain tyranny? 2018-12-01 05:41:01 By Duop Chak Wuol Known for operating with a vicious precision, his trademark is ruthlessness, and how he manoeuvres his political rivals is irrefutably effective. Salva Kiir, the man in (...)


Latest Press Releases

Progress observed at end of second month of R-ARCSS implementation 2018-10-22 06:44:02 Press Release 21 October 2018 South Sudanese government released 24 detainees in the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement said the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) (...)

4th Annual Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum Announced for 25th October 2018 2018-10-15 12:38:14 PRESS RELEASE OCTOBER 14, 2018 Africa’s leading entrepreneurship-focused philanthropic organisation, the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), has announced October 25, 2018, as the date for its (...)

Unity State community in Kenya supports Khartoum peace agreement 2018-08-17 08:33:21 PRESS STATMENT 14th Aug, 2018 Re: We shall Rally behind Khartoum Peace Agreement The Unity State Community Association in Kenya was established in 2010 to organize and mobilize the people of (...)


Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.