Last Uganda soldiers leave war ravaged Central Africa Republic

Last Uganda soldiers leave war ravaged Central Africa Republic
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Wednesday has marked the last arrival of Ugandan troops from the Central African Republic since the announcement made on April 19, 2017.

A statement by Capt. Lawrence Draga, the 4th Division Infant Battalion spokesperson says, “today marks the last arrival of Ugandan troops from CAR.”

“The final batch of the troops began trekking from their concentration base in Nzara South Sudan three days ago under the overall command of Brigadier Richard Otto who has been the Ugandan Contingent commander in CAR,” the statement says in part.

UPDF deployed in CAR in 2009 and later in 2012 after a resolution of the African Union which created the AU-led Regional Cooperation Initiative for the Elimination of the LRA (RCI-LRA).

The last batch the soldiers travelled to Uganda through South Sudan to Yei- Kaya- Oraba in Koboko District. It is unclear how many soldiers made the journey home.

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