Home | News    Friday 13 October 2006

10.000 Sudanese refugees back home from Central Africa


Oct 12, 2006 (BANGUI) — The repatriation of about 10,000 Sudanese refugees from the Central African Republic can start again at the end of October after a six-month delay, the UN refugee agency announced Thursday.

"The Central African government has finally approved the opening of air corridors to enable the repatriations," Bruno Geddo, the Bangui representative of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told AFP.

"We’ll do all we can to resume these operations towards the end of October," Geddo said, adding that the Bangui government had authorised a Dutch aviation company to provide transport.

The repatriation of refugees from southern Sudan after the end of a long civil war there began in February, but was suddenly halted in April because of problems caused by violence in Chad, which borders both countries.

Following a Chadian rebel offensive on the capital N’Djamena, the Bangui authorities closed the border with Sudan on April 14 and denounced the Chadian rebels for crossing the territory of the Central African Republic.

Two weeks later, the government banned UNHCR planes from using airspace over the northeast of the country in the border area. This order came after a plane carrying "armed men" made a clandestine landing at Tiringoulou, 800 kilometres (500 miles) northeast of Bangui.

The government said the aircraft in question bore the registration markings of the plane the UNHCR was then using to repatriate the refugees.


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

Salva Kiir’s gestapo mentality 2018-03-23 05:42:21 By Duop Chak Wuol It was a common perception in Adolf Hitler’s Germany that working as an assassin for the notorious Nazi’s secret police, the Geheime Staatspolizei (Gestapo), was a noble career (...)

Marshall al-Bashir seems poised to stockpile nuclear arsenal 2018-03-22 21:40:17 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman This article comes against the backdrop of the news on March 17, 2018 (KHARTOUM) and quoted Sudan’s Minister of Water Resources and Electricity Minister Muataz Musa as (...)

Maulana Mayen Wol was acquitted by South Sudan Supreme Court 2018-03-21 21:14:00 By Amb. Gordon Buay I have seen some quarters criticizing the appointment of Maulana Mayen Wol as the undersecretary of the Ministry of Petroleum on the basis of the charges brought against him (...)


Latest Press Releases

Appeal for forgiveness and pardon of John Agou Wuoi 2018-03-07 08:28:08 H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit, President and Commander-in-Chief, of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), Republic of South Sudan (RSS), 5th February, 2018. Through: Hon. Michael Makuei Lueth (...)

Petition for release of Agou John Wuoi from prison 2018-02-15 20:45:31 Open letter to South Sudan President Salva Kiir Your Excellency, Kindly please permit me to take this rare opportunity to appreciate you for every effort you have made toward making South Sudan (...)

AUHIP Communiqué on Sudan & SPLM-N talks for cessation of hostilities agreement 2018-02-05 13:04:16 African Union High-Level Implementation Panel for Sudan and South Sudan Joint Statement on Unilateral Ceasefire, Cessation of Hostilities and Completion of Negotiations 1) With the facilitation (...)


Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.