Shaky relations between Uganda and Sudan could be further strained by new accusations that Khartoum is supplying arms to rebels of the Lords Resistance Army (LRA). The Ugandan Government also claims that LRA leader Joseph Kony has finally crossed back into southern Sudan via the northern Ugandan town of Gulu to acquire more supplies. But the Sudanese Government denies the charges, saying that only two weeks ago it presented a comprehensive report to Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni, showing Sudan was not providing weapons to the LRA rebels. “These are lies, the LRA is an enemy of Sudan,” Sudan’s Ambassador to Uganda, Sirajjudin Hamid Yusuf told the BBC. The latest round of accusations follows reports that the Ugandan army received information from an LRA defector, David Oneka, about the alleged supply of arms, including anti-tank missiles, by Sudan to the rebels. Mr Oneka also claimed that he witnessed Mr Kony crossing into Sudan accompanied by his wives and 600 rebel fighters. Full Story
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