South Sudan

Museveni in Juba: Uganda Will Stand Behind South Sudan


What happened to the high hopes of South Sudan’s independence?

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He attributed the current development registered by the country especially in Juba to the sovereignty from Sudan-Khartoum .

The President commended the faster expansion of infrastructure in Juba saying ,“it is not the government that built these good houses but people themselves.”

Museveni also reiterated the support of his country to South Sudan saying, “you are our brothers and sisters. Uganda will always stand with the people of South Sudan.”

He added: “I congratulate President Salva Kiir and the people of South Sudan on this anniversary and I wish you a success in all the activities you are engaged in.”

When war broke out in December 2013, President Museveni dispatched some of Uganda’s battle-hardened commando units to guard Kiir’s presidency against Dr Riek Machar’s rebels.

Uganda says it lost less than 10 soldiers in the war but managed to destroy the rebels’ bases in Bor and neighbouring areas before using heavy gunfire to push the insurgents thousands of kilometres away from Juba.

While IGAD intends to deploy forces to maintain a buffer zone between government and the rebels, Juba says it wants UPDF to stay in the country.

Museveni’s trip was unannounced for security reasons, according to knowledgeable sources.


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