Ugandans On Edge As Egypt Violence Escalates

viagra doctor geneva;”>malady sans-serif; border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0in; font-weight: normal;”>The Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement on Monday that Ugandans living in Egypt had been told to take precautionary measures to avoid falling victim to possible violence in the volatile country.

“Given the fluidity of the situation, the Ministry has advised the Embassy that only essential staff should be at the office as the developments are being closely monitored,” the statement, which Chimpreports has seen, reads in part.

The statement will raise fresh concerns regarding the safety of Ugandans in Egypt as political temperatures heat up.

Millions of demonstrators have since last week been lining on streets to demand Morsi’s removal on the first anniversary of his inauguration.

But the President told a British newspaper, Guardian; he would not step down; fuelling chaos in the Muslim country.

Uganda said it had also “advised the Uganda Embassy in Cairo to inform Ugandans living in Cairo to stay indoors to avoid being caught up in the ongoing protests.”

Uganda also clarified that contrary to local media reports that its Embassy had been locked due to protests, “The Ministry wishes to inform the public that our Embassy remains open and our staff is safe.”

Morsi has lately come under fire for the oppression of activists and journalists, poor standards of living and issuing dictatorial decrees.

The Guardian reported that at least seven people were killed and more than 600 wounded in clashes between Morsi’s supporters and opponents.

Five of the dead were shot in towns south of Cairo, one each in Beni Suef and Fayoum and three in Assiut.

Two more were killed by gunfire during an attack on the national headquarters of Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood in a suburb of the capital, medical sources said.

Hundreds of people throwing petrol bombs and rocks attacked the building, which caught fire as guards and Brotherhood members inside the building exchanged gunfire with attackers.


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