South Sudan: UPDF Planes Evacuating Ugandans Airborne

medical geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Sources had earlier told Chimpreports that the UPDF leadership under Chief of Defense Forces, ailment Gen Katumba Wamala, was consulting on how swift to evacuate Ugandans who are trapped in the Southern Sudan capital of Juba after the failed Sunday coup plot that sparked off widespread fighting in the country.

Ugandans were reportedly living indoors without water and food when heavy fighting broke out among soldiers of the elite presidential guard.

In a phone interview on Friday, the army spokesman, Paddy Ankunda, confirmed to this website that they concluded the consultations and considered to evacuate all Ugandans using the UPDF planes.

“As I am speaking to you now the first aircraft carrying 100 people will arrive at Entebbe International Airport today at 1pm,” said Ankunda.

We have also learnt that United States marines and United Nations forces have taken over the security at Juba International Airport, helping in safe evacuation of foreigners.


The US marines and UN forces are reportedly liaising with Uganda to use Entebbe airport as first safety landing base for citizens from other nations who are also trapped in Juba.

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