Government Issues Alert for Ugandans in Egypt

The government of Uganda has advised its nationals living in Egypt to stay indoors to avoid being caught up in the ongoing protests by the Egyptians.

Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kuteesa
Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kuteesa

In a press statement by the Ministry of Foreign affairs, Government of Uganda expressed concern over the safety of its mission and Ugandan nationals living in Egypt.

Following the ongoing protests in Cairo and other cities in Egypt, there has been a public concern over the safety of Uganda’s Embassy staff in Cairo as well as the safety of the Uganda nationals.

However the statement further refutes earlier press reports that had indicated that Uganda’s Mission in Cairo had been closed.

It insists that the Embassy will remain open and advised the Ugandan Staff at the Embassy to only be accessed by essential staff as diplomatic means are being sought to monitor the situation closely.

Egyptians are protesting for the second time demanding for the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi. He was elected president after an election following the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak after massive protests.

Egyptians across the country are protesting accuse the first Islamist president of failing to address economic and security concerns since he took office.

The last time Egyptians emerged on the streets was in 2011 when they were protesting against the then leadership of President Hosni Mubarak.

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