South Sudan

Riek Machar Militants Stuck in DRC Camp

Machar being rescued by United Nations

At least 765 fighters and civilians loyal to ousted South Sudan Vice President Riek Machar are still stuck in Congo with some of them in critical health condition.

The soldiers fled South Sudan capital Juba in July at the peak of heavy fighting between forces loyal to Machar and President Riek Machar.

Machar’s men sneaked to Garamba forest before walking for 40 days to the Congo Border.

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ChimpReports has been briefed that while Machar was facilitated to fly to Khartoum, cheap http://csanz.edu.au/wp-content/themes/yoo_unity_wp/styles/csanz/layouts/head.php Sudan for treatment, majority of his men are stranded in their camp at Munugi, DRC.

“Many of the militants are ill and yet to recover from exhaustion,” said a diplomatic source in Goma.

Director of MONUSCO Public Information, Mr Charles Antoine Bambara said United Nations continues to provide food and shelter to the soldiers in the camp.

Bambara further said UN is no longer receiving fleeing militants through Garamba.

519 of the refugees have since been restricted in Goma Town.

“We are in contact with other countries of the ICGLR to find a final destination for these Southern Sudanese,” said Bambara.

The fate of Machar’s armed followers remains unclear as his position of First Vice President was taken by Gen Taban Deng who is now recognized by regional states and western community.

Machar has since promised a comeback, saying Gen Taban’s appointment was illegal.

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