12 January 2010

Back to Juba

And thank god there were no problems on Air Uganda.

In a statement, the US embassy said it had "received information indicating a desire by regional extremists to conduct a deadly attack on board Air Uganda aircraft" on the Juba to Kampala route.

I'm confused, who would want to attack that route and why?

In other Southern Sudan internet news, the BBC is running some Sudan stats on all its current stories (see above - these figures continue to shock and amaze me no matter how many times I see them), John Akec seems to be blogging again, and how did this post-2011 scenarios paper slip under my radar last year? Did noone tell Michael that blogs are for naked self-promotion?

1 comment:

Andrew W said...

I think the (potiential) attacks are linked to 'Al-Qaeda cells' in Somalia who have threatened to attack Uganda in the past due to their presence in AU peacekeeping forces in Mogadishu.

Might also (more speculatively) be linked to South Sudan's perceived potiential break away from a Muslim state in the not too distant future to create a black African one.
Obviously that is a gross simplification of terms and one's I don't agree with, but that may be another reason.

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