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Peace only viable to the conflict in South Sudan: Museveni

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April 12, 2017 (KAMPALA) - The Ugandan president, Yoweri Museveni has called for an end to the war in South Sudan, stressing that peaceful dialogue was the only viable way of achieving development in the war-ravaged nation.

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni (L) listens to SPLM-IO Chairman Riek Machar in a meeting held in Masindi town, on January 25, 2016 (courtesy photo of SPLM-IO)

Museveni made the call during a meeting with a government delegation headed by the first vice president Taban Deng Gai, accompanied on the trip by the senior presidential as well as the special envoy, Nhial Deng Nhial and advisor on economic affairs, Agrey Tisa Sabuni respectively.

The officials were dispatched by President Salva Kiir in what appears to be an attempt to counter the recent visit to Uganda at the invitation of president Museveni by some members of former political detainees led by Rebecca Nyandeng, widow of late John Garang de Mabior, founding leader of the ruling Sudan people’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) to discuss the way to end the conflict in the country.

The Ugandan leader said Gai visited him on Tuesday at the newly-established Kityerera Presidential Farm in Mayuge district and they held a long discussion on shared areas of transport, electricity and also the subject of peace in South Sudan.

“I call upon all people of South Sudan to refrain from violence. The only politically viable way is peace and dialogue to achieve development," reads a statement posted on Museveni’s official Facebook page

Meanwhile, the South Sudanese delegation, in a statement, said they met with the Ugandan leader and discussed areas of bilateral Cooperation, transport, electricity and the implementation of peace agreement.

The leaders, in the statement, vowed to work towards bringing to an end the condition of South Sudanese refugees currently living in Uganda camps. It did not, however, elaborate further on compromises the government would make.

(ST)

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  • 13 April 10:30, by deng kual acot

    A Cow is peacefull when only it has slept and being buchered or boilling in Sauspend. You tie a Cow on greed Grass to graize on it but it looks far and sees a Rock or dry Pond shinning, it cuts rop and runs to that to only starve and die. Our leaders have all posibility to create peace, but with Cows’ mentality, what is best for them. Advise them your Execelency Yoweri. They will never be satisfid

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    • 13 April 11:13, by Midit Mitot

      Butcher Man call M7 and idiots of political detainee were the one fueling this civil war, why are you wasting your energy to discuss nothing about peace.

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      • 14 April 22:04, by Garang Akeen

        Midit Mitot, peace wouldn,t come from outsiders as you expect but from in, why we shouldn,t accept our wrong did from very genesis by ourselves and start a new charpter.

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  • 13 April 12:54, by Dengda

    M7 become godfather for South Sudan government, you were worries on believe that, if M7 abundant kiir, the government will sure collapsed and support will be cut. Off course, M7 is not happy when he see equotarians flux into his country, and yet you know Ugandans and eguatorian are descendants of same race. Better clean your mess and stop running lobbying for nonsense, the shows lack of competents

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  • 13 April 13:00, by Future1

    God will not come from heaven with peace unless some people like Museveni and anybody within or outside South Sudan will bring peace. Let us accept peace develop our country. I don’t understand why our elders are finishing young and talented youth of S. Sudan. We need peace such that we innovate new things. Stop madness guys. Their(Kiir & Riek) kids are now holding Masters and PhDs. When to learn?

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    • 13 April 13:31, by Dengda

      @ future 1
      You are right, their families enjoying luxury live outside the country while their father continuing doing the dirty work. However, the legacies of their father will haunting them down, when their time to rule may come.

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    • 13 April 16:09, by Tim Atiep

      @Future1,
      You have knocked the point dear.

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    • 13 April 19:44, by Eastern

      Future1,

      You have forgotten or ignored the fact that it’s the uneducated and uninformed buttressing Kiir and cohorts. Folks in cattle camps who don’t a thing about South Sudanese politics are being herded to military training camps to defend Kiir. Remember, peace doesn’t come from without; it must emerge from within. Kiir and cohort killed peace in July 2016!!!!!

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  • 13 April 19:16, by garrak1520

    The topic of your meeting was power, road!!! Morons, and I mean it. You can’t build roads if there is no peace. Stop the killing, Salva Kiir!! Admit failure,and hand back the power to a more reconciliatory leader more preferably one from the minority groups, no DINKA, NO NUER please. Time for them to follow not to lead,history has proven us right after Dr.Garang death.

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  • 14 April 06:41, by Eyez

    You people must be trembling in your boots, especially, the cowboy Kiir. M7 is not stupid like you Jienge animals, he has already done the maths after seeing Equatoria entering the scene and now knows it’s the end game for the JCE and Dinka infested government.
    Just wait for NAS to finish its logistics and the mobilising of the sons and daughters of Greater Equatoria, then we shall see you MTNs
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    • 14 April 09:14, by jubaone

      Eyez,
      The struggle for SS began in Equatoria and the end of the struggle in SS will end in Equatoria. Mark my words. Anything other than Equatoria doesn’t count at all. We are the door and key to SS and all these jienges or whoever are waiting for salvation from us. But first we cleanup or houses b4 we even talk with them

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  • 14 April 22:25, by Garang Akeen

    @Juba, Eye, I like your longuage, u already evacuated to where you belong that is congo & uganda. Do u think u will come back again? When you start targeting MTN (DINKA) because president Kiir come from Dinka tribe, then u are inviting Dinka to land of equa oria.

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