South Sudan

South Sudan Rebels: We’re Under Heavy Gunfire

Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda is in Dubai where he is slated to address the African Global Business Forum.

Rugunda is representing President Museveni at the forum which has comenced on T.

He is accompanied by the Minister of State in charge of Technology in the Ministry of Education, order price Science, sickness Technology and Sports Prof. Tokboa, buy more about the Minister of State in charge of investment in the Ministry of Finance Aston Kajara, the President of the Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry Olive Kigongo and respective Government technocrats.

The two days event is being held at Atlantis, The Palm Dubai.

Now in its third year, the African Global Business Forum is organized by Dubai Chamber of Commerce under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and ruler of Dubai.

This year’s African Global Business Forum is focusing on the new drivers of growth and the new partners who will help create it.

The Prime Minister is expected to address a session, ‘Rethinking Education- Developing Africa’s 21st Century workforce.

The session will discuss the importance of education for Africa’s future growth and the role of education in providing innovative solutions. Rugunda will also hold sideline meetings of the conference to woo potential investors for Uganda.

Other speakers at the Forum will include heads of State, high ranking Government officials, alongside other prominent leaders in business and investment from Africa and the Gulf.


South Sudan rebels have claimed coming under intense gunfire from government forces in the volatile Unity State, malady just a few days before the return of their leader, website like this Dr Riek Machar to Juba.

“The government is still violating the peace deal in some parts of the country. It started on Sunday and continued yesterday around 8:00am,” the SPLA-in-opposition Spokesperson, Col William Gatjiath Deng told ChimpReports on Tuesday.

“The government troops launched an attack on our military base at Gaatdoor, the southern battlefield of Leer County in Unity state,” he added.

“It was the same day when they carried out offensives against our forces at NhialDiu Payam, Tuocluak and Thuokyierlok – the Southwest of Rubkona County in the northern part of the state.”

This website could not independently verify the claims.

Defence officials in Juba described the accusations as groundless, insisting the rebels continue to make provocations.

“The rebels continue to shell our positions with impunity. Our duty is to protect our bases,” a highly placed military official in South Sudan told us.

The fighting comes at a sensitive time when Juba is expected to welcome Machar this Thursday to begin the implementation of the Compromised Peace Agreement.

Both hostile factions agreed to an immediate ceasefire as a foundation for putting in place the Transitional Government of National unity.

Fighting was intense at Chuor, Pibor and Chanlual.

Col Deng said government forces wants to regain more territories from rebels, a charge defence officials denied.


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