Home | News    Wednesday 18 January 2006

2,000 Sudanese cross into Uganda to seek water

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

Jan 17, 2006 (KAMPALA) — Almost 2,000 people of the Teposa Group in southern Sudan have crossed the border and are reported to be encroaching on Kidepo Valley National Park in northern Uganda with over 60,000 domestic animals, reported Uganda Broadcasting Corporation Radio on Tuesday.

Sudanese refugees arriving at Kyangwali settlement in Uganda after being displaced from their original camp in Achol Pii.

The Teposa encroachers are reported to have entered 15 km inside the park early December last year and by January 5, they had not vacated despite efforts by the Uganda Wildlife Authorities (UWA) to push them out.

UWA public relations manager Lillian Nsubuga was quoted as saying that the encroachers entered with 40,000 heads of cattle, 2, 000 goats, 10,000 sheep and 5,000 donkeys in search of water.

Nsubuga said that the chief warden of Kidepo Valley National Park Kuloao Okwongo met with the Sudanese commissioner on January 12 to discuss the matter.

On January 13, the Sudanese commissioner visited the encroachers kraals to convince them leave the park, because there are many water bodies outside to feed their animals, but up to now they have not left, the report added.

(Xinhua)

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


How we can construct a shared vision for South Sudan’s future? 2020-08-01 09:21:58 David Nyuol Vincent To craft a shared vision for the future of South Sudan is difficult but not impossible. To surpass the perilous situation in which we are in now, we need to learn to (...)

Establish capable security force in Darfur 2020-08-01 07:43:40 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman The Darfur region is destined to continue bleeding. Those who believe in that openly say whether Omer Al-Bashir is still in the rule of Sudan or deposed, the region of (...)

An Unconventional Sudanese Muslim Man 2020-07-29 14:42:58 Tribute to My Grandfather By Shahinaz Sabeel In this essay, Shahinaz Sabeel, a young Sudanese woman who grew up between Sudan, Canada and Uganda, recounts her relationship with her grandfather, (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2020 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.