Nzara, South Sudan
The cotton factory in Nzara, suspected to be the source of the 1976 Ebola outbreak.
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Nzara served as the operational headquarters of the 4th Division of the Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF), the Ugandan contingent in Operation Rudia II. This was part of the regional campaign military against the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). After the LRA defeat at Camp Swahili, the UPDF ceded overall control of the operation to the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and moved the bulk of its forces to Nzara in March 2009. About 2000 UPDF troops remained in the DRC, north of Faradge, and Nzara-based attack helicopters supported them in engagements against increasingly concentrated LRA forces. When LRA Major General Caesar Acellam was captured in May 2012, he was flown from Djema in the Central African Republic to Nzara where he gave a televised interview.
According to a 2012 published report, Nzara has housed one of the four Combined Operations Fusion Centers where intelligence and operations have been coordinated among the anti-LRA coalition.
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