South Sudan

Museveni, Kagame Attend S. Sudan Independence Celebrations

sildenafil geneva;”>The last two years have not been easy on the new state, treat as lingering disputes with its northern neighbor, Sudan, have led to violent confrontations coupled with economic stand-offs over oil.

The Presidents today paid a special tribute to the late Colonel John Garang who died in a plane crash before the country could be officially declared Independent.

The Rwandan leader on Tuesday called for unity to build a stronger Africa

“We have to learn from each other and forge a future that is beneficial to all of us,” said Kagame, adding, “Our destiny as Africans is tied together and the future of our continent will be assured by working together for common interests.”

Kagame said the “the Rwandan people stand with you and salute South Sudanese’ efforts in the hard task of nation building.”

“On behalf of people of Rwanda and on my behalf, I would like to express my sincere congratulation to the people of Sudan. My best wishes to all of you for a prosperous future,” said Kagame.

The celebrations featured a marathon race on the eve of the Independence Day, Parades by the army and other armed forces, cultural dances and sports activities.

South Sudan fought a protracted guerilla war against the government of Khartoum until it got independence in 2011.


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