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Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:14 - Updated Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:14

South Sudan Rebels Recruiting Fighters in Ugandan Refugee Camps

Kampala - Rebels fighting the South Sudan government in the southern parts of the country are recruiting fresh fighters from among refugees in different camps in northern Uganda, The Observer has learnt.

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The rebels promise recruits better pay and lives. In multiple interviews on June 22 with refugees in Bidi Bidi refugee camp in the West Nile district of Yumbe, many said rebel agents from the Sudan People's Liberation Army in the opposition (SPLA-IO) move from camp to camp targeting mainly youths in new settlement zones. Some of the youths are reportedly tasked to convince their peers to join the rebel ranks. AllAfrica

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