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Museveni Admits Ugandan Military Involvement in South Sudan Conflict

Finally, M7 admits he was fighting rebels led by former VP Dr. Machar along side President Kiir since the start of the failed coup
Finally, Museveni threw in the towel to admit he was fighting rebels led by former VP Dr. Riek Machar along side President Kiir since the start of the alleged ‘failed coup’

By Sudan Tribune,

President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday revealed that the Ugandan army has been actively fighting South Sudanese rebels led by the former vice-president Riek Machar.

Museveni also disclosed that Ugandan soldiers were killed and others injured when the Ugandan Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) engaged the rebels just 90 kilometres outside Juba, just a day before parliament approved Uganda’s deployment in the world’s youngest nation. Continue reading Museveni Admits Ugandan Military Involvement in South Sudan Conflict

Uganda Lawmakers Demand Answers about Troops in South Sudan

South Sudan government today warns it could seek outside military intervention if no ceasefire achieved

Those who make peace impossible make wars inevitable. M7, hands off South Sudan

By Peter Clottey,

Members of Uganda’s parliament are demanding answers from President Yoweri Museveni after deploying troops from the national army to South Sudan without seeking parliamentary authorization as enshrined in the constitution, according to parliamentarian Medard Sseggona. Continue reading Uganda Lawmakers Demand Answers about Troops in South Sudan

Eritrean Embassy in South Sudan Evacuates Nationals from Warzones in Collaboration with the UN

Bringing Eritreans to safety

By Shabait,

The Eritrean Embassy in the Republic of South Sudan has evacuated nationals from warzones, especially Bentieyu and Bor cities, to Juba in collaboration with the United Nations.

The 217 Eritrean nationals, 20 of whom comprising mothers and children, had sought asylum in the compound of the UN office after they were displaced following the outburst of fighting in the country that posed peril on their lives. Currently, they are being taken care in the capital, according to reports. Continue reading Eritrean Embassy in South Sudan Evacuates Nationals from Warzones in Collaboration with the UN

Suspicion Threatens IGAD’s Role in South Sudan Conflict

Long accused for the killing of Dr. John Garang, the credibility of Mr Museveni and any of his involvement in the affairs of South Sudan remained to be questioned

By Sudan Tribune,

As the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) member countries try to end nearly three weeks of conflict in South Sudan, some of its leaders have been accused of actions likely to further escalate the situation.

The regional body, on Friday, held special discussions in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi and resolved that both parties in the conflict immediately cease ongoing hostilities and embrace dialogue.

Sources privy to the close-door talks, also hinted on the possibility of a power-sharing deal between government and the opposition, as regional leaders seek to restore peace and stability in the new nation. Continue reading Suspicion Threatens IGAD’s Role in South Sudan Conflict

South Sudan: Nairobi IGAD Meeting Turns Complicated Matters into More Complicated ones

78% of South Sudanese imports comes from Kenya. As the permanent chair of the IGAD sub-committee on Sudan, Kenya wants to take charge of South Sudan Crisis. But the invisible hands of Ugandan strong man could be a challenge before it complicates the efforts of IGAD all together

By The Current Analysis,

Many turned to be hopeless observers. This leaves only one serious player at the centre of the ring : President Museveni of Uganda . And the whole thing was indeed an almost pure piece of Ugandan diplomacy . How successful in the long run, this remains to be seen . But in the short run , it was masterful. Riek Machar, who is a pet peeve of the Ugandan President, was “dealt with”, Ugandan troops have already been spotted in the fighting for Malakal , others are up in Wau , preparing for an attack on Bentiu. Continue reading South Sudan: Nairobi IGAD Meeting Turns Complicated Matters into More Complicated ones

Uganda Jets Bombed S. Sudan Rebel Positions: Machar

After IGAD thrown its full support behind President Salva Kiir, Ex-VP Reik Machar today said,There’s never been a one sided approach to a ceasefire. Unless the mediators don’t really mean to bring an issue to an end. 

Uganda’s unilateral meddling in the affairs of South Sudan is counter productive

By Sudan Tribune,

South Sudan’s former vice-president Riek Machar on Friday claimed a Ugandan-owned jet fighter bombed Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) positions occupied by forces loyal to him.

Machar, in an interview with Sudan Tribune, said a Ugandan MiG-29 bombed their positions around South Sudan’s Jonglei state capital, Bor, which they temporarily captured before it was retaken by forces loyal to president Salva Kiir. Continue reading Uganda Jets Bombed S. Sudan Rebel Positions: Machar