South Sudan

South Sudan Militia Leader Joins Ruling SPLM party

The Uganda Woodball Federation has set Saturday 23rd January for national trials to select the team that will represent the country at the 7th World Cup Woodball Championship slated for May 26-31, doctor 2016 in Jegu, clinic South Korea.

A total of 32 players have been selected for the selections; sixteen from each sex and will be trimmed to eight for either teams. Among the selected are three time MVP Lilian Zawedde from Ndejje university and team mate Joan Mukoova.

Ndejje university Men’s trio of Joel Adupa, Ronald Kawumba and Onesmus Atamba lead the line.

The Players were selected from the 7th Coral Coatings Woodball Open held at St. Joseph’s Technical Institute Kisubi in October last year.

Worldcup Championships 

Uganda was first represented in the Worldcup championships in the 4th World Cup Woodball Championship hosted by Thailand in 2010. Onesmus Atamba was the only representative.

The number increased to eight in the 5th edition which was hosted by Malaysia in 2012 and later on 29 were sent to China in 2014.

The women’s team finished 5th whereas the men’s team were 8th overall.


The trials will be held at Makerere University Business School in Nakawa from 10 AM.

The shortlisted players are:
1. Adupa Joel Ndejje University
2. Amanya Jerome Ndejje University
3. Atamba Onesmus Ndejje University
4. Gumisiriza Ronald Nkumba University
5. Kamoga Collins Ndejje University
6. Kasooba Ephraim Ndejje University
7. Kawumba Ronald Ndejje University
8. Kibuule Franco Botladz Woodball Club
9. Kituku Kenneth Entebbe Woodball Club
10. Musiime Johnmary Botladz Woodball Club
11. Namukoye Moses Entebbe Woodball Club
12. Okello Abednego Uganda Christian
13. Okello Nelson Fred Kisubi Woodball Club
14. Ssekidde Denis Ndejje University
15. Ssensalo Charles St. Joseph’s Technical
Institute Kisubi
16. Ssentongo Godfrey St. Joseph’s Technical
Institute Kisubi

1. Athieno Mary Ndejje University
2. Kiiza Sarah Ndejje University
3. Mukoova Joan Ndejje University
4. Nabukalu Daniella Ndejje Woodball Club
5. Nagaba Charity Ndejje Woodball Club
6. Nakato Cissy Ndejje University
7. Nalubega Cate Jacent MUBS
8. Nalubega Joyce Ndejje University
9. Nalukenge Florence MUBS
10. Nalwoga Elizabeth St. Joseph’s Technical
Institute Kisubi
11. Namayo Alexandria Botladz Woodball Club
12. Namuddu Sophie Ndejje Woodball Club
13. Nankabirwa Victoria Ndejje University
14. Navubya Flavia Kisubi Woodball Club
15. Operu Viola Ndejje University
16. Zawedde Lillian Ndejje University
By Gale Julius Dada

The Leader of South Sudan Democratic  Movement/ Army, treatment (SSDM/A) – cobra faction and former head  of now defunct Pibor Administrative Area, David Yau Yau Monday declared re-joining the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) and disbanded the SSDM/A.

Yau Yau rebelled against the Government of South Sudan (GOSS) after losing in a disputed 2010 elections where he stood as an independent candidate.

He signed a ceasefire with the GoSS in June 2011, which integrated him and his militia with the SPLA.

In April 2012 he defected again, and led a militia in south Sudan’s Jongelei State resulting in two years of internal conflict which ended in March 2014.

The peace accord with the GoSS appointed Yau Yau as the Chief Administrator of a newly-established, semi-autonomous Greater Pibor Administrative Area, virtually at the rank of a state governor.

Yau Yau failed to be appointed as a state governor in the newly created 28 States of South Sudan, sparking rumors that he might rebel against the government of Salva Kiir.

Yau Yau told the press in juba that rejoining his childhood party will bring peace and stability in the country which experienced prolonged conflicts.

He said his militia men will be absorbed into the Sudan People’s Liberation and Army (SPLA) and the ruling SPLM party.

“Today onwards, we have become members of the SPLM and we are ready to participate; ready to partake, ready to share and contribute,’’ Yau Yau said.

“So we have come wholeheartedly as a group without living any one behind so that we participate in peace building, development and sharing our decisions,”

SPLM political Affairs Secretary, Antipas Nyok, said the coming in SSDM/A will foster return of peace and development of the SPLM party.

“For the last few years, they have been in separate organizations as the SSDM –cobra faction. Today comrade Yau Yau is here with all the political and military leaders who were with him in the cobra faction and they have declared their full intention to join the party,” Nyok said.


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