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Museveni returns from UK working tripPublish Date: May 09, 2014
Museveni returns from UK working trip
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President Yoweri Museveni has returned from a three-day working trip in the UK. PHOTO/PPU
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ENTEBBE - President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has returned home from a three-day working visit in the United Kingdom.

During his trip, the Ugandan head-of-state held discussions with British officials and prospective investors about the security situation in the region.

The discussions revolved particularly around South Sudan and also Uganda’s investment potential.

Museveni, who addressed the UK-Uganda Business Forum there, was received back home by the Head of Civil Service John Mitala.

Part of the group that welcomed the President at Entebbe International Airport included Dr. Steven Kasiima Commissioner/Traffic in the Uganda Police Force, Major General Turyagenda Samuel Commandant Air Force and the Deputy Commissioner General of Prisons James Mwanje.

Museveni traveled with wife, First Lady Janet Kataha Museveni who is also Minister for Karamoja Affairs.

While in the UK, he assured investors of peace and security in the country and government efforts to improve infrastructure development to lower the cost of doing business in the region.

The Ugandan leader also met the British Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening, and briefed her about regional efforts to bring peace to South Sudan.


The President was welcomed back home after his trip to the UK. PHOTO/PPU

 Meanwhile, South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel chief Riek Machar are to hold direct talks today (Friday), after the UN said both sides in the country's brutal civil war have likely carried out crimes against humanity, AFP reports.

The UN's report was released Thursday amid preparations for the talks between Kiir and Machar in the Ethiopian capital, aimed at stemming almost five months of bloodshed.
 
Presidential spokesman Chaat Paul said that Kiir would fly to Addis Ababa early Friday, while an AFP photographer saw Machar arrive on Thursday.
 
While both leaders speak of peace, fierce fighting still rages and the United Nations has warned of the risk of severe famine and genocide.

The conflict, which started as a personal rivalry between Kiir and Machar, has seen the army divide along ethnic lines, pitting members of Kiir's Dinka tribe against Machar's Nuer.


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