today's Pick
UPDF sends more troops to Juba
Publish Date: Jan 09, 2014
UPDF sends more troops to Juba
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Charles Etukuri

The Uganda Government has reinforced its troop presence in South Sudan following an official invitation by the Government and because of its interest, Foreign Affairs Ministry has said.


“Initially we were in South to protect key installations, carry out evacuation mission and allow for the easy flow of humanitarian assistance but now we are ensuring that proper conditions for peaceful negotiations take place,” said Fred Opolot, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson.

The crisis in South Sudan broke out on December 15, 2013 after the sacking of former vice president, Dr. Riek Machar. President Salva Kiir, accused Riek Machar of trying to launch a coup.

Machar has since denied the accusation and is demanding the release of 11 high-level detainees. Peace talks aimed at resolving the conflict mediated by the IGAD are currently going on in the Ethiopian Capital of Addis Ababa.

 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Senegal closes border as UN warns on Ebola flare-up
Senegal has become the latest country to seal its border with a west African neighbour to ward off the deadly Ebola virus, as the new UN pointman on the epidemic said preparations must be made for a possible flare-up of the disease....
Pope calls family of slain US journalist
Pope Francis called the family of slain US journalist James Foley on Thursday to offer his condolences, a Catholic priest close to the family said....
Man behind Ice Bucket Challenge dies in diving accident
ONE of the individuals behind the Ice Bucket Challenge to support Lou Gehrig's disease research has died in a diving accident...
Man gets 10 million dollars for wrongful conviction
A New York man was awarded $10 million after spending 16 years in prison for a murder he did not commit, his lawyer said Wednesday....
Lukwago case sent back to Court of Appeal
The Supreme Court has referred Erias Lukwago’s case back to the Court of Appeal citing lack of jurisdiction to entertain judgements made by a single justice....
Erias Lukwago to know fate today
The Supreme Court is today set to rule on whether embattled politician Erias Lukwago should re-occupy the office of Kampala Lord Mayor, that he lost over eight months ago....
Will strict traffic laws reduce road accidents?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter