Crime & Investigation

Ugandan Journalists Arrested In South Sudan


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side effects geneva;”>Sources said ‘diplomatic negotiations’ were underway to secure their release.

Uganda’s Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary, Amb James Mugume could not be reached for comment.

And being a Sunday, this website could not reach the South Sudan Ambassador on his official line.

The arrest comes at a time of heightened tensions after President Salva Kiir disbanded the entire Cabinet early this week.

The youthful journalists, who are being held under unclear circumstances, have in the past covered conflict-prone areas especially DRC and South Sudan.

“We are trying to secure their release. We are optimistic our South Sudan brothers will by the end of today let the journalists free to do their work, said a source.


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