South Sudan

Ugandan doctor killed in Juba fresh fights


people stranded in SouthSudan over war

According to Police spokesperson Fred Enanga, so far two bodies of Ugandans killed in the conflict have been Two Ugandans including a doctor are among the 272 people killed in Juba following fresh fights which repatriated. These were identified as Dr Ben Chandinga, a 35 year old pharmacist and resident of Oriya village, Pakele Sub County in Adjumani District and Ceasar Batele, 39, a UN driver and resident of Sinveni village, Terego Sub County, Arua District.

Enanga further noted that security had been heightened at border crossing at Nimule, Elgu and the security officers are regulating movements. However, he was uncertain about the number of refugees who have already crossed to Uganda over the conflict.

By Monday, more than 300 Ugandans had been repatriated using the five buses with carrying capacity of 65 passengers each. He said they were liaising with the foreign affairs ministry for the possible evacuation of Ugandans who might be stuck due to the conflict.

“We are advising Ugandans stranded in fighting to run to our embassy for their security or other places where their security will be safe,” he said on Monday.

Mr Anthony Adama, the first secretary at the Ugandan embassy in Juba told Daily Monitor that he and his colleagues could not move out of their houses to buy food and water due to intense fighting. At least 15,000 Ugandans are said to be working in South Sudan.

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