Skip to content
Subscriber Only

UN Removes South Sudan Rebels From Congolese Wildlife Reserve

The United Nations removed hundreds of fighters loyal to former South Sudan Vice President Riek Machar from a game reserve in Democratic Republic of Congo.

The UN peacekeeping mission, known as Monusco, extracted 752 “armed elements and civilians affiliated with the Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition” from Garamba National Park at the request of Congo’s government, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in an e-mailed statement Thursday. Machar, his wife and son were among those moved out of the reserve, he said.