n Africa Conflict Monthly Monitor - Uganda : in pursuit of stability in a volatile land - : East Africa - issue in focus

Volume 2014, Issue 03
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Uganda's military meddling in the political crisis in South Sudan is nothing new. The crisis, which expanded across the northern neighbour of Uganda in the first months of 2014, was sparked by sporadic violence in Juba on 15 December 2013 between armed forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and former vice-president, Riek Machar. On 15 January 2014, the Ugandan government admitted that the Ugandan People's Defence Forces (UPDF) soldiers were fighting in South Sudan. This was a formal acknowledgement of a situation that had been observed and reported by aid workers and journalists on the ground in South Sudan during previous weeks.

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