Home | News    Friday 2 September 2005

AU appreciates Uganda’s peace-making role in Great Lakes region


Sep 1, 2005 (Kampala) — The African Union (AU) said it appreciated Uganda’s peace-making role in the great Lakes region, saying that Uganda’s efforts had borne fruit in the region.

The remarks were made by the leader of the AU delegation, Ambassador George Liswaniso on Thursday when meeting Ugandan Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in charge of regional cooperation Augustine Nshimye in Kampala.

A press release quoted by the Radio Uganda said Liswaniso informed the Ugandan state minister that they are in the region to assess the problem of refugees in the affected countries and recommend to the AU council and assembly accordingly.

He hoped their findings and recommendations would compel the AU to mobilize resources for the region.

Minister Nshimye briefed the delegation on various issues ranging from the refugees from the Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda as well as the situation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northern Uganda.

He said Uganda’s new policy on IDPs aims at decongesting the camps as well as assisting those who resettle with basic necessities.

Uganda is currently hosting 230,000 refugees from neighboring countries. Among them, 188,000 are from Sudan and others from Rwanda and the DRC.

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

Sudan can not give what it does not have 2018-10-16 14:36:47 The Sudanese Regime Tends to Order Righteousness to others while ignoring doing so for itself By Mahmoud A. Suleiman Heads of Failed States in the African Continent are trying to save other (...)

Ethiopia’s PM should review policies 2018-10-14 20:42:05 Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed needs to change course in some of the policies he introduced in Ethiopia before history that brought him to leadership repeat itself. By Lul Gatkuoth (...)

Evaluating the IGAD-led peace mediation in South Sudan 2018-10-09 13:19:50 Lako Jada Kwajok September 12, 2018, marked the signing in Addis Ababa of the revitalised peace agreement also known as Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of (...)


Latest Press Releases

4th Annual Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum Announced for 25th October 2018 2018-10-15 12:38:14 PRESS RELEASE OCTOBER 14, 2018 Africa’s leading entrepreneurship-focused philanthropic organisation, the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), has announced October 25, 2018, as the date for its (...)

Unity State community in Kenya supports Khartoum peace agreement 2018-08-17 08:33:21 PRESS STATMENT 14th Aug, 2018 Re: We shall Rally behind Khartoum Peace Agreement The Unity State Community Association in Kenya was established in 2010 to organize and mobilize the people of (...)

The Suspension of Hurriyat Online Newspaper 2018-04-29 07:04:37 Sudan Democracy First Group 28 April 2018 The Sudanese civil and political circles and those concerned with Sudan were shocked by the news that the management of Hurriyat online newspaper has (...)


Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.