Uganda Calls in Troops as Violence Flares Between Refugees and Locals


Uganda has sent security troops to its north-west region where tensions are on the rise following deadly attacks on refugees by local people.

More than 10 South Sudanese refugees were killed, some of which were women and children, during clashes in the Madi-Okollo district last week. Additionally, 15 homes have been set aflame and another 26 have been looted and vandalized. This violence is in response to an alleged attack of a young Ugandan cattle herder. Locals have blamed refugees for the attack.

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The Guardian