Ugandan fighting drives refugees to the Sudan

Some 5,000 Ugandan refugees have crossed the White Nile into the Sudan in dugout canoes to escape military operations in villages in northern Uganda, the official Sudanese news agency reported. Most were women and children from the Madi tribe who were reaching the Sudan at a rate of about 300 a day, according to refugee department officials in the southern Sudanese city of Juba.

Ugandan officials said in Kampala last weekend that a Ugandan Army captain had been arrested after allegations by missionaries that his troops sacked two villages, in a revenge attack on Madi settlements 10 days b efore.

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