NewsEast & Horn AfricaSouth Sudan and Ethiopia to block rebel routes

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Posted on Monday, 11 May 2015 14:20

South Sudan and Ethiopia to block rebel routes

By Godfrey Olukya

File photo©ReutersIn an effort to stop rebel activities at border territories of South Sudan and Ethiopia, the two countries have resolved to close all routes reportedly used by insurgents.

The agreement, signed by the two countries, comes at a time when reported rebel activity in border areas of the two countries has been on the rise.

We discussed how we can stop rebel activities at the border

"We signed an agreement with Ethiopia, which included controlling the border, hunting down those selling small fire arms and those causing havoc within the communities," governor of Upper Nile, Simon Kun Pouch, said.

The resolution to close rebel routes was reached last Thursday at a consultative meeting that brought together representatives from South Sudan and Ethiopia in Gambella Ethiopia.

Kun Pouch said, in an interview, the decision to block the routes was, among others, due to the suffering the rebels were causing the people in the border areas.

"We discussed how we can stop rebel activities at the border. We exchanged ideas on how to deal with rebels who disturb our people at the border areas," he said.



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