February 20, 2014

Museveni Meets Kiir In Juba

President Museveni made a brief visit to the war torn South Sudan.

President Yoweri Museveni makes spot field inspection  of UPDF drills at northern border, visits South Sudan February 20, 2014
President Yoweri Museveni makes spot field inspection of UPDF drills at northern border, visits South Sudan
February 20, 2014

The President was received at the Juba International Airport by the Foreign Minister of South Sudan Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin Bil. He later met and held bilateral discussions with his counterpart South Sudanese president Salva Kiir.

It is believed that the discussion was about the UPDF deployment in South Sudan since the war broke up in December 2013.

Violence broke out in the South Sudan capital, Juba in mid-December last year and later spread to three of its ten states as forces loyal to President Salva Kiir battled anti-government elements linked to the country’s former vice-president, Riek Machar.

The power struggle between the two erstwhile allies triggered weeks of bloodshed in the world’s youngest nation, killing thousands of people and displacing nearly a million others.

UPDF was deployed in South Sudan at the invitation of the government of South Sudan to primarily protect key installations and to ease safe evacuation of the Uganda nationals in South Sudan during the conflict

3 thoughts on “Museveni Meets Kiir In Juba

  1. M7 enjoying his “childhood” dreams. He thinks these are games. Real people die in his ventures and war mongering and real people suffer for the rest of their lives. We should stop wars and use the savings to make Uganda a better country.

  2. The soldier on the right hand side seemed not be attentive to the security detail of his Boss as he was instead staring at the big man, then I do not see any soldier having his hands on the big gun, I question the level of preparedness in case of any surprise attack

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