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S. Sudan’s warring factions recruiting refugees in Ugandan camps: report


September 2, 2019 (KAMPALA) - South Sudan warring factions are involved in recruiting refugees from settlement camps in northern Uganda to fight the war back home, new report has revealed.

South Sudanese refugees at Nyumanzi settlement camp in Adjumani (Getty Image)

The International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI), a report conducted between December 2018 and May this year, said while some members of the warring parties visited refugee settlements to reunite with their families, others tended to target their political opponents.

Speaking during the launch of the report in Kampala last week, IRRI’s executive director, Achieng Akena, said parties involved in the South Sudanese conflict should be held accountable for their actions.

The report, among others, recommended thorough investigations into recruitment and abuses against refugees by the warring factions to ensure that individuals involved are arrested and prosecuted.

It further recommended that the Ugandan government increases police presence in refugee settlements, support training on refugee and host community relations, and strengthen community policing.

Meanwhile, the head of refugee integration and legal affairs in the Office of Prime Minister, Innocent Ndahiriwe dismissed IRRI’s findings.

“Let anyone challenge me on this with evidence because we have never come across cases of recruitment of refugees from settlements,” he told Daily Monitor.

There are reportedly more than 800,000 South Sudanese refugees in camps just inside Uganda.

South Sudan descended into civil war in mid-December 2013 and the ongoing conflict has created one of the fastest-growing refugee crises in the world.

In September 2018, South Sudan’s conflicting parties signed a final peace deal in Addis Ababa after negotiations brokered by the Sudanese government and mandated by regional nations.


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  • 3 September 2019 10:56, by South South

    We know this stupid behavior from rebels is taking place in the camps in Uganda. We will make sure to close it for good, wicked rebels and stupid.

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    • 3 September 2019 11:36, by Eastern

      South South,

      You can call it stupid and wicket or whatever you like, the regime in Juba will continue to be fought....

      Southern Sudanese villagers were drafted into the ranks and files of the SPLA to fight successive Khartoum regimes: they were accomodated and fed as REFUGEES in Itang, Dima, etc - Taban Deng and Pieng Deng are laughing at your stupidity...!

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    • 3 September 2019 11:38, by Eastern

      South South,

      Do you morons expect those opposed to Kiir’s dictatorship to recruit people from the moon? The refugees in the neighbouring countries are SOUTH SUDANESE and they have EVERY right to fight the regime hellbent driving a tribal agenda to the detriment of national cohesion and unity. Fight the rebels since you are the MAJORITY...!

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      • 3 September 2019 11:50, by South South


        We are taking care of this dirty work of wicked rebels in refugee camps in Uganda. We are working with Uganda police to arrest suspect rebels in the camps. 4 were arrested yesterday and they maybe in Juba now. We will arrest anyone doing this dirty work and send him to Juba from Uganda, dirty people, we will teach them lessons.

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        • 3 September 2019 12:23, by Eastern

          South South,

          Don’t delude yourself on this; none of Lagu Isaac Jabakana, Alimas Francis, Gama Joseph and Arapa Paul El-Moi will set foot in Juba on deportation from Uganda as you wishfully expect! Their arrest is paving them a way for FURTHER RESETTLEMENT as you already agree that they are REFUGEES...!

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          • 3 September 2019 13:30, by South South


            You are monkey and you will go back and forth with this, work of monkey. Those 4 rebels were arrested in the refugee camp with AK-47 in Uganda land. They are rebels doing recruitments in the camps. They will be our guests in Juba. We will clear all refugee camps from rebels. Uganda is working with us, the end.

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            • 3 September 2019 14:02, by Eastern

              South South,

              Then you are wasting your time trying hard to deal with MONKEY TRICKS, I hear Uganda is working with us.....!

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              • 3 September 2019 16:25, by South South


                Yes, Uganda is with us, Kenya is with us, DRC is with us, Sudan is with us, Egypt is with us, Israel is with us. You can shit like a monkey if you don’t it.

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              • 3 September 2019 21:05, by jubaone

                This tailless jienge baboon 🐵 "South South" is himself a "food refugee" hiding his jienge shithole in Kenya. He talks ill of refugees when he himself is one, not from war but from starvation. He could be likened to the idiot who sits on a tree branch and at the same time tries to cut it down with a seesaw 😂 jienge basic idiocy.

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                • 3 September 2019 21:39, by The Rhino


                  Good job!Our fervent motto against jienges subhumans will always remain firm, striking and deadly.If you see one, fracture his goddamn ass,simple.Use every tool available(Guns,bows and arrows,spears,poisons,machetes,knives or a heavy wood),all can perfectly accomplish the same job.Jienges are the biggest threat to all communities in this country.They must kiss death!

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                  • 3 September 2019 23:40, by The Rhino


                    I see myself among those children in that camp.Nothing more nothing less.They are without doubt the ultimate promising future and backbone of Equatoria.Their facial expressions ask questions about the next coming liberation.They also demand absolute protection,guidance and orientation from us Equatorians.We Equatorians must redefine ourselves,whether in IG or IO and join NAS warriors....

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                    • 3 September 2019 23:56, by jubaone

                      We Equatorians have a noble goal: kill the jienge slave wherever you meet him in war. His worthless life is not more than that of a bush rat or cockroach. He adds NO value to us, rather he is a nuisance and crap.

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                    • 3 September 2019 23:59, by The Rhino

                      ...to liberate them,our different tribes,lands,properties and cement down,strong foundation for our next generation.Equatorians must come out of their comfort zones and never accept to be victims in their own territories,NEVER!We must learn to kill, protect and take back what belongs to us in order to survive and prosper.Every intelligent human being/country on this planet earth does exactly.....

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                      • 4 September 2019 00:27, by The Rhino

                        ...this,even simple animals in the jungle follow the same rules.Never ever accept to be a victim in any circumstance.What fucking jienges or nyagats did to Equatoria is simply unforgettable and unforgiven.The mayhems they have perpetrated in our areas must always raise piercing questions to our senses whenever we see,confront jienges or any other enemy of Equatoria.Never live with such people!

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    • 3 September 2019 14:44, by jubaone

      South South
      You jienge tailless baboon. If defenceless children are victims of rapacious nyor savages, then they must absolve military training and be given guns to defend themselves and kill attacking jienge nyors. That is it. Wherever you see a MTN shoot on the spot. This we have instilled into our children. Case closed. Hang yourself jienge.

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      • 3 September 2019 16:24, by South South


        Anyone who wants to carry a gun in South Sudan and face us is welcome, but we will not allow monkeys to run to Uganda to hide and then start doing this shit called recruitments while eating UN food. If you want war don’t run to refugee camp, stay in South Sudan monkey.

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        • 3 September 2019 17:49, by jubaone

          South South
          You jienge baboon. No one will ever ask a homeless jienge slave like you for permission to carry a gun. Fighting is NEVER a jienge monopoly. For now we have busted nyors asses and we shall continue that. We have made you a refugee cuz you can’t get to your luak. You will ever remain like a street dog. Period. Hang yourself jienge.

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        • 4 September 2019 00:06, by jubaone

          South South
          You talk of war, come to SS and don’t hide your stinking jienge shithole in Kenya coward. Big mouth and empty jienge trash. Just come next week and we meet somewhere around Digala or Gorom on Juba-Yei road. Coward.

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    • 3 September 2019 21:23, by jubaone

      South South
      As long as our women give birth to Equatorian boys, we have the seeds to continue fighting all worthless jienge bastards and vagrants till we get them out of Holy land Equatoria. Whether in 1,5,50 or 200 yrs, be braced, our people will screw your jienge shitholes for sure. Hang yourself jienge slave.

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  • 3 September 2019 11:00, by Gender Activist Ter Manyang

    The issues of recruitment is not true. We are the part of report

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  • 4 September 2019 06:07, by Chiir

    It is this time that these losers are recruiting from the refugee camps while during the 12 years of war, all these mother fuckers were living in the neighbouring countries as refugees or citizens. Bring them on,you will be disappointed.

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    • 4 September 2019 06:08, by Chiir

      *21 years of war*

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      • 4 September 2019 08:31, by jubaone

        Chiir or Chimp🐒
        You MTNs made up the single largest refugees during the 21 yrs. Today, you still make the single largest ethnic group as "food refugees" seeking free nyamnyam like hungry bush rats. Kakuma, Kiryadongo, S. Darfur etc are full of jienges. Most as voluntary refugees and slaves. Hopeless.

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        • 5 September 2019 06:32, by Chiir

          Juba last,
          All you said are baseless falses. The refugee camps you mentioned have different nationalities and ethnicities in them. And these are just recent camps. There have been people in hiding since the 50s just because they never had the balls to fight. Now, it is feasting time, some of you have started to grow some flappy balls. Watch the "F" out.

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          • 5 September 2019 06:35, by Chiir

            ...and please do not put innocent people in the line of fire just to fight for your greedy and ignorant asses! Got
            that my pin-headed friend?

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