Kirinya Fight off Masindi Boys

Heavy fighting has resumed in the war-torn South Sudan as the peace talks’ deadline which her citizens and the rest of the world were expecting as the last solution to the bloody conflict, sick cheapest expires next week.

The shelling started on Thursday evening in the restive Upper Nile state that has continuously suffered the worst brunt of the first internal strife since the country’s Independence in 2011.

Aid agencies and residential sources from Upper Nile where the rebel movement also known as SPLA- In Opposition is based, pilule generic said the Rocket Propelled Grenades commonly known by the acronym RPG and artillery fired from rebel positions hit several places including residences in Renk town.

“Big bombs are landing here from the known rebel held areas. Everyone is terrified and we expect many people fleeing the town tomorrow (Friday),” a source from United Nations Mission in South Sudan, who asked not to be named so as to speak freely, told us on Thursday night.

Fighting had reduced to the oil-rich State Unity in the recent past where both the government under President Salva Kiir and rebel movement led by Dr. Riek Machar wanted to gain much control before signing the peace agreement.

Yesterday`s attack signals a possible return to a fully blown war that rocked the world`s youngest nation in late 2013 when the duo disagreed during a ruling SPLM national party meeting in capital Juba.

Meanwhile, the set time frame of the IGAD-mediated peace talks expires on March 5 without clear signs of a possible signing of a lasting peace agreement.

The conflicting parties were expected to pen the agreement early this year during the African Union and regional Great Lakes Heads of State and Government summit in the neighbouring Ethiopian city of Addis Ababa where the talks are taking place.


The summit however ended without the final agreement being reached due to sharp disagreements on power sharing and the future of Machar’s rebels.

Thousands have been killed and millions displaced in the conflict.
Kirinya/Jinja S.S dominated from start to finish as they trumped Taban Amin’s VCC from Masindi district 4-0 in a Fufa Big League fixture at Jinja SS grounds in Eastern Uganda on Thursday.

Joel Wakalaita scored a first half brace with James Otim and Musa Magumba found the back of the net in a deserved win for Jinja troops ground in one of the 8 FUFA Big league games played.

Kirinya/Jinja S.S’ victory draws them closer to the leading side (Maroons F.C) in the Elgon Group.

Elsewhere, store Abel Eturude scored the all important goal for Maroons over Kabale’s Creamland at the Uganda Prisons stadium in Luzira ensuring they extend their lead on top of the Elgon group while in the Rwenzori group, Water F.C and Jinja Municipal Council squandered a chance to cut down The Saints’ five point lead playing to a goalless stalemate at the Mengo Secondary School play ground.

Sporting United won 4-0 over Kumi United at the Lango Sports Ground before Ndejje University picked the three points at home with a slim 1-0 victory past a hard battling Soroti Garage outfit.

The Big league resumes on Saturday, 28th February 2015 with 3 games.

Full FBL results

Ngora Freda Carr 1-2 CRO

Namasagali 0-2 Baza Holdings

Water FC 0-0 Jinja Municiap Council

Ndejje University 1-0 Soroti Garage

Sporting United 4-0 Kumi United

Kirinya/Jinja SS 4-0 VCC

Wandegeya 1-1 Masaka L.C

Maroons 1-0 Creamland

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