The forces of South Sudan government and those of the rebel movement under Dr. Riek Machar spent the better part of last weekend battling for the control of the oil richest Bentui Town.
Bentui, medicine http://debbiehowes.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-menus-v1-1-endpoint.php the capital of the Unity State which is by far the largest oil producing state that is currently under the control of the government SPLA forces, more about http://crosswordfiend.com/blog/wp-includes/class-wp.php registered heavy clashes starting Saturday to Sunday night.
Fighting started 37km north of Bentui as both sides accused each other in the new phase of renewed violence to gain more position. Rebels earlier accused the government forces of attacking civilians and also stretching to their defensive positions in the state.
“The genocidal forces of Salva Kiir (SPLA) attacked our defense areas today with the aim of dislodging us but they met serious fire and many of them died in the attack.” The rebel spokesman, http://chaudharylaw.com/wp-content/plugins/all-in-one-seo-pack/aioseop_feature_manager.php Brig. Lul Nyadiate Koang said on Saturday.
SPLA also counter accused the rebels for instigating the renewed clashes with the spokesman Col. Philips Aguer describing the incident as lack of quest for peace.
The town still remains under the control of government forces but sources say both sides are preparing for eminent offensive which might not be far.
The war that started late 2013 entered the second year with heavy exchange between the two forces.
Peace Talks that also started last year have been going on slowly in the neighboring Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa and currently under adjournment.
The mediator, regional body IGAD is expected to convene the Heads of State summit very soon to brainstorm on the critical areas derailing the talks more especially the power sharing and security arrangement.
Following the recent resignation of former Kampala Mayor Nasser Ntege Ssebagala as a Presidential Advisor who also subsequently bowed out of the NRM party, buy http://deltadiner.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/templates/checkout/form-coupon.php the Democratic Party President, cost Norbert Mao has noted that the former Mayor is free to rejoin party.
It should be remembered that Ssebagala crossed from DP in which he had stayed all his political life and joined the ruling NRM party in the year 2011.
However, DP President Norbert Mao today told journalists at the party Headquarters that if Sebagala is to rejoin the party, he had to first dissolve the party he had created, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) despite just quitting the NRM.
“Subject to the party constitution, Sebagala can rejoin the party. Who am I to block him from rejoining the party in which he stayed for more years compared to mine?” Mao asked journalists after being asked if Ssebagala would be allowed back in DP.
Mao added that however, the party constitution demands that in case the former Mayor is to rejoin the party, he must first abandon and dissolve his and as well as renounce his membership of the LDP.
Mao further stressed that measures of tough mindedness were required in the politics of the country other than unsteady minds that keep on crossing from one lane to the other.
“I believe strongly that the forces that will oust president Museveni must be forces that agree on clear goals.”
“I have taken long since I talked to Ssebagala but the last time I talked to him was at a petrol station where he came out and told me that ; ‘you Mao, you are there but for us are here enjoying money’ I believe his expectations have not been meant and that’s why he has finally decided to quit NRM.”
Ssebaggala on Monday told journalists at his home in Kampala that he had decided to quit government after failing to tackle issues of poor accountability and governance.
He also regretted leaving opposition to embrace President Museveni’s government which he described as a “dictatorship.”