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UPDF evacuates more 4,500 Ugandans from Juba


A second group of Ugandans living in South Sudan was evacuated by UPDF convoy over the weekend from the capital Juba.

Army spokesperson Lt Col Paddy Ankunda said the evacuation mission has since been rated “highly successful”.
“UPDF evacuates another 4500 Ugandans from South Sudan today,” he tweeted over the weekend.


Ankunda said pregnant women, very young children; sick Ugandans were being evacuated to Gulu by a helicopter.
A total of 6,400 Ugandans registered for evacuation.

About 3,000 people were evacuated on the first day of the rescue mission.


The majority are business persons operating in Gumbo market, a few kilometres from Juba, the capital of South Sudan.

Fourth Division Commander Gulu Brig. Kayanja Muhanga who is heading the mission said people with vehicles and motorcycles were allowed to join the army convoy as it headed to Uganda.


One of the SPLA commanders Col Gac Kachuol told Daily Monitor the evacuation mission was a joint effort between Uganda and their government.

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