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Uganda deploys troops to South Sudan amid unrest

Uganda deploys troops to South Sudan; UN says up to 180,000 now displaced by violence

A displaced girl stands on her flip-flops on a sheet of sacking as she tries to wash herself from a bottle of water filled from a nearby water truck, ...
Displaced people do their daily chores such as bathing, washing clothes, cooking and fetching water at a United Nations compound which has become home...
A displaced child holds the tyre he was using as a toy as he navigates across a muddy patch of ground to go fill an empty bottle with water from a tru...
A displaced child stands in front of the makeshift tents where she and others live next to shipping containers at a United Nations compound which has ...
A displaced girl, left, asks a boy to retrieve her yellow flip-flop which came off as she was walking across a slippery muddy patch of ground next to ...
Moveable stairs used for passengers to board aircraft are repurposed into makeshift shelters by the displaced at a United Nations compound which has b...
A young displaced girl starts crying after the relative she was with disappears into a row of latrines, at a United Nations compound which has become ...

South Sudan Refugee Camp

A displaced girl stands on her flip-flops on a sheet of sacking as she tries to wash herself from a bottle of water filled from a nearby water truck, ...

South Sudan Refugee Camp

Displaced people do their daily chores such as bathing, washing clothes, cooking and fetching water at a United Nations compound which has become home...

APTOPIX South Sudan Refugee Camp

A displaced child holds the tyre he was using as a toy as he navigates across a muddy patch of ground to go fill an empty bottle with water from a tru...

APTOPIX South Sudan Refugee Camp

A displaced child stands in front of the makeshift tents where she and others live next to shipping containers at a United Nations compound which has ...

South Sudan Refugee Camp

A displaced girl, left, asks a boy to retrieve her yellow flip-flop which came off as she was walking across a slippery muddy patch of ground next to ...

South Sudan Refugee Camp

Moveable stairs used for passengers to board aircraft are repurposed into makeshift shelters by the displaced at a United Nations compound which has b...

APTOPIX South Sudan Refugee Camp

A young displaced girl starts crying after the relative she was with disappears into a row of latrines, at a United Nations compound which has become ...

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- An official says Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is in South Sudan to advance regional efforts to find a political solution to the country's crisis.

Fred Opolot, a spokesman for Uganda's Foreign Ministry, said Monday that Museveni visited South Sudan "in the spirit" of diplomatic efforts by East African leaders who want President Salva Kiir and his rivals to start peace talks by Tuesday.

Museveni, a strong ally of Kiir's, has deployed troops to Juba, the South Sudan capital, but the military denies Uganda has taken sides in the conflict.

Ugandan military spokesman Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda said Ugandan forces were stationed at the airport and their role is to "facilitate evacuation" of civilians.

Up to 180,000 people have been displaced by violence since Dec. 15, according to the U.N.


Updated : 2021-08-04 08:38 GMT+08:00