RUINS: Ugandan Embassy Among Those Attacked By Warrying Rapid Support Services

The Ugandan embassy in Khartoum before it was attacked and destroyed by the Rapid Support Services COURTESY PHOTO


KHARTOUM, Sudan [SHIFTMEDIA] After the guns go silent in Khartoum, scores of nations, Uganda inclusive will have to renovate their embassies afresh.

This follows reports of rebel militia’s attack on a number of diplomatic missions by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF).


According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the attack on diplomatic missions is an called for, and the media and spokesperson Department in the Ministry described the actions as acts of terrorism and violation of international laws and norms.


“In continuation of its terrorist approach, violation of the armistice, and violation of international laws and norms, the rebel Rapid Support militia forces, yesterday, Sunday, May 14, 2023, attacked and forcibly entered the headquarters of the following six diplomatic missions,” noted the statement.

The embassies attacked included: Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Embassy of the Republic of South Sudan, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Embassy of the Republic of Uganda.


Also attacked were the Military Attache of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as well as the Military Attache of the State of Kuwait.

Ugandan Envoy Condemns Attack

The Ugandan Ambassador to Khartoum H.E Dr. Hajji Rashid Yahya Ssemuddu condemned the attacks on the Ugandan embassy describing it as an act of aggression. Ssemuddu notes that they cant ascertain the gravity of the damage caused by the invasion, and what has been stolen.

Dr. Hajji Yahya Ssemuddu inspects a guard of honor

The statement notes that the rebels’ forces tampered with documents, damaged furniture, and stole valuables, including computers and diplomatic cars from the various embassies.

“This they (rebels) did without observing international law and the norms concerned with the sanctity and protection of the headquarters and property of diplomatic missions.”


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the criminal and barbaric behaviour of the rebel Rapid Support Forces, and calls on the international community to condemn it in the strongest terms, to consider it a terrorist organization and to hold it legally and morally responsible before national and international justice mechanisms.

Sudan Ambassador Speaks Out

H.E Ahmed Ibrahim Jarda the Sudan envoy to Uganda when contacted said the embassy was organizing to make a press statement regarding the incident. “We have an official who is coordinating with the media to give our response, we shall come and make a statement,” he said.

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