Uganda People’s Defence Forces on 13th of October began its phased withdrawal from South Sudan. 2,500 Ugandan soldiers had been deployed in South Sudan following the conflict in the new African nation between the President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar. The first phase of the withdrawal will be complete by the end of the first week of November.
In the 22 months the UPDF spent in South Sudan, only 9 soldiers were reported dead. The United Nations Mission in South Sudan will be deploying 12,600 troops to cover the areas that have been under the control of UPDF. On Tuesday, Gen Katumba Wamala, the CDF journalists at the Media Center, that the UPDF was withdrawing to effect their end of the bargain under the Addis Ababa peace agreement signed between the rebels and government forces on August 17 2015.