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Museveni Had Already Met South Sudan Rebels- Uganda Gov't


viagra 40mg geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>Rebel leader, this site Riek Machar’s spokesperson, case James Gatdet Dak said in a brief statement Monday night that “Our high level delegation to Kampala led by the deputy chairman, Gen. Alfred Lado Gore, has returned to Addis Ababa safely on Monday evening after spending the whole day in the Entebbe Airport.”

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He added: “The Ugandan government refused to receive them despite Museveni himself having made the request for a meeting.”

The incident turned out to be a huge embarrassment to the rebels in their diplomatic onslaught on President Salva Kiir’s government.

President Museveni’s spokesperson, Tamale Mirundi said Museveni last week met a delegation of South Sudan rebels and that “it is not our fault if those people are divided.”

“A group from those rebels (SPLA- IO) met the president last Friday with officials from UPDF and we did not expect any new people from them again,” said Mirundi.

“If others came yesterday, then they are divided and it is not our fault since the meeting with rebels was already done.”

But Gatdet said the group’s trip to Kampala was facilitated by the Uganda embassy in Addis Ababa who had informed the officials in Kampala about the visit.

Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary, Amb. James Mugume denied knowledge of the rebels’ visit.

“We are not aware of their visit here unless it was not official. We handle all official meetings and we were not informed about that,” Amb. Mugume told Chimpreports in a telephone interview on Tuesday.

Uganda’s Special Forces units in December last year prevented rebels from seizing Juba.

During the third Independence anniversary celebrations in Juba, Museveni said Uganda would “stand firmly behind our sisters and brothers in South Sudan” from instability.


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