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Ugandan president warns S. Sudan rebels over power sharing demands


December 2, 2014 (KAMPALA) – A senior member of South Sudan’s rebel faction said Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni warned the group against demanding for a power-sharing agreement.

A South Sudanese rebel delegation meets Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni in Kampala on 27 November 2014 (Photo: Mabior Garang)

Museveni reportedly made the comments at a recent meeting with the SPLM in Opposition’s deputy chairman, Ladu Gore in Kampala, Uganda.

In a post on Facebook last week, the rebel faction’s head of diplomatic relation and information committee, Mabior Garang de Mabior, described the meeting as successful. He did elaborate further.

But a source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, claimed Museveni urged rebels to abandon their demands for executive powers to be granted to a prime minister and the removal of current vice president James Wani Igga.

According to the source, the Ugandan leader told the rebel delegations that creation of power-sharing arrangements with an elected government represented a "redline".

The source confirmed to Sudan Tribune that the Uganda government had released funding for an ongoing conference in Unity state’s Fangak area to brief senior rebel commanders on a recent power-sharing proposal by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), which is mediating peace talks.

Museveni has been accused by anti-government forces of meddling in South Sudan’s affairs after it intervened militarily in the current conflict.

The Uganda People Defence Force (UPDF) has been fighting alongside South Sudan army (SPLA) to curb the country’s rebellion led by former vice-president Riek Machar.

Uganda initially claimed to be evacuating its citizens inside South Sudan, but later conceded it was providing support to government forces at the request of president Salva Kiir.

Rebels have been demanding the withdrawal of the UPDF in South Sudan, which is part of a ceasefire deal agreed during peace talks between the two warring parties.

IGAD has also criticised the presence of the Ugandan army in South Sudan.

However, the Ugandan government has disregarded calls from the international community to withdraw its troops amid fears it could regionalise the conflict.

Relations between Sudan and Uganda have also soured, with both sides trading accusations over providing rebel support.

Sudan has publicly accused Uganda of arming the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N), with the South Sudanese government allegedly using the same groups to fight against opposition forces in Unity and Upper Nile states.

Another rebel source who spoke on condition of anonymity told Sudan Tribune that Sudan is preparing to launch a military offensive to back rebels in South Sudan if the UPDF fails to withdraw.


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  • 4 December 2014 07:01, by Mi diit

    This stupid Museveni will regret it when the war reaches both Juba and Kampala someday.

    • 4 December 2014 07:08, by Mi diit

      Foolish Nyankiir was warned not to regionalise the war but because of his cowardice and fear of Dr. Riek Machar he doesn’t want to listen. Now the Nuer will invite other foreign actors and let us fuck up South Sudan until God knows what will happen to you guys in Juba...and Kampala...

      • 4 December 2014 07:17, by Mi diit

        Stupid Museveni was the cause for protracting and spreading the internal war as said by the rebels. In January soldiers loyal to Nyankiir were demoralised, defeated in all battles after losing Bor. If Museveni’s mercenaries did not intervene, Juba would have been captured without a fight and the war would not spread to other states and continuing.

        • 4 December 2014 07:28, by Mi diit

          This is not David Yau Yau war which was successfully confined to one Pibor county for 4 years. This war has already spread to more than 50 counties in less than one year.

          It is now spreading Greater Equatoria and Bhar el Ghazal.

          Kiir & Museveni against Dr. Machar and Bashir. Let us see which side will emerge victorious. There will soon be crying in Juba and Kampala. Kiir&Museveni will be gone!

          • 4 December 2014 16:10, by Muorcienggok

            Cont:who flashed out in both Bentiu and Malakal, was it UPDF? Wet season was one of your songs,it has come and almost ending yet you did nothing,unfortunately Adisabsba and its hotels have become your second Upper Nile. "It will be regional war and Museveni will regret" are now your new songs.you regionalize it,Africans ver-sis Arabs and those who have offered their asses to be Arabs even though

        • 4 December 2014 15:31, by Muorcienggok

          Midit when will you stop lying and when will your stupidity cease? Your dream that if it were not Museveni Juba would have fallen to the rebels ,is an absolute fallacy. There has to be difference between reality and fiction. who drove you out of new site and Giada in your full capacity planned for 8 years? Wasn’t it SPLA? You ran to Unmiss compound very early and some to the bush and never came

          • 5 December 2014 04:46, by Mi diit


            Stop lying. It was Nuer soldiers with you commanded by Gen Hoth Mai that recaptured Giada and New Site after our forces chased you out like rats in 15 minutes. If you are men why do you beg UPDF to defend Juba and Bor? We defeated you in Bor and were matching to Juba, but your husbands UPDF came in and protect your asses up to now including Juba airport and Kiir’s resident. Cowards!

            • 5 December 2014 04:49, by Mi diit

              In Unity and Upper Nile it is Nuer soldiers of Gen Pul Jang and GEn Bapiny, and Gen Gony Biliu and GEn Buay Rolnyang plus JEM rebels and SPLA-N rebels and some from other 64 tribes. Dinka would never in history face Nuer squarely. You are nothing but cowards. Now you want to make it a regional war because of cowardice. We will bring Arabs if you bring wewe thieves and let us see who will regret...

            • 5 December 2014 11:53, by Muorcienggok

              Midiit,how could Hoth be in command of the soldiers who drove you out of Giada and Newsite when he was colluding with you, in fact no general was commanding that day. Admit the fact that it was us who fucked your asses until you ran to Unmiss and some into the bushes.As per Bor -juba road,we were waiting for you at the river bank to fuck you properly such that no one could return to Lou nuer.

      • 4 December 2014 10:56, by Frak Cho

        Midit, The only general I respect is James Kaong. All the rest that rebelled were all along been supported by Khartoum and Khartoum was the same time getting support from Arab countries like Iraq, Iran, UAE etc. but Khartoum didn’t succeed. You lack insight South Sudan info. A woman labour pain is always disregarded when delivering; get it right!!

    • 4 December 2014 10:03, by Muorcienggok

      You are drunk,no war will ever reach juba you again. You did it the other time because you came in comoflaug in the name of integration. This time no! You are crazy, how do you come to Juba when you have not liberated Malakal and Bintiu? Let alone Kampla which is million miles away from bushes of Upper Nile where your forces are. Regain those town first and take your mothers living in Unmiss.

  • 4 December 2014 07:09, by Kenyang

    Sudan is providing Riek rebels with arms and training. They have also sent armed Sudanese groups in recent battles along side Riek rebels. South Sudanese are aware of it and know devils in Khartoum with same Riek Machar didn’t defeat them before when South Sudan wasn’t even a country. The two devils will be losers again, no doubt. NiF dirty hand will and always unite South Sudanese.

    • 4 December 2014 07:21, by Mi diit


      Take it from me. This war after independence is very different from that war of 1991. We did not fight it wholeheartedly because we didn’t want to destroy Garang’s faction while we did not yet achieve independence. Now it is a priority so that we achieve democracy, federalism and justice for all with development. You will lose it. MARK MY WORDS!

      • 4 December 2014 14:19, by Kenyang

        Mi diit,
        So you and NiF didn’t kill enough South Sudanese in 1991 and now you are going to exterminate survivors!? No problem, once great people of South Sudan understand and clearly see Riek Machar in bed again with Al Bashir with their naked eyes, there is reason why they will not respond to call and defend their nation; their integrity.

        • 4 December 2014 14:52, by Kenyang

          Mi diit,

          But no , no one in right mind can believe Riek war to cut to presidency has anything to do with lack of democracy, federation or justice. Didn’t Riek Machar see these are missing when he was vice president of South Sudan in the last 10 years? Or has the greedy animal becomes human when he was waned (removed from vice presidency) n stopped from sucking blood of South Sudanese martyrs?

          • 5 December 2014 04:53, by Mi diit


            If you bring wewe thieves to kill Nuer (South Sudanese) then why not we bring ARabs to kill you too. Killing is killing whether done by your own brother or foreigner. You started it and ran to other countries, submitting our sovereignty in shame. Let us bring allies and fuck up South Sudan. You will lose this war in the end and shame you forever and ever!!!

          • 5 December 2014 08:25, by komriicker

            Mi diit,
            you are offminded; if not for one thing; Riek is a crim inal like Osama Bin ladin, he must not be award the post of prime ministership with all executive powers,can we give children food to a wild dog? No.Thanks God that Riek is coming back, bring in and finished them game will soon kick off.

    • 4 December 2014 08:02, by mzalendo mwema


      These groups of Dr fool Riek are desperate,they thought Greater Equatoria and Bahr El Gazal will support them.But now everything has turned up in their asses.JARCH Management Group Ltd which has invested billions of dollars in Nuer rebellions is turning down Dr Fool Riek request of providing more funds to support his movement-Idiots’ operations. Read more about this company called JARCH.

  • 4 December 2014 07:18, by wang

    Stupid Yoweri Museveni shall will interfere into other countries’ affairs after this war….Sudan has already had thousands of troops in both Unity and Upper Nile State’s borders….and another specific country would follow Sudan afterward to back up the Freedom Fighters against those thugs

    • 4 December 2014 07:37, by Kenyang

      If your last hope is now pinned on Sudan, you are for sure too desperate then many anticipated. Sudan has too many of their own problems to hand Riek fools victory in another country.

    • 5 December 2014 15:42, by Hardlinner

      Rebel supporters, don’t be carried away by bashir support. Remember, JEM, SPLA-N, SLA, and saadik el mahdi are on standby to counter bashir.

  • 4 December 2014 07:57, by wang

    Your saviours Ugandans have so many internal problems too…they will soon fight against Al-Shabaab in their own yard, Joseph Kony and his groups would join us too….Ugandan is very poor compare to Sudan…they can’t sustain to fund SPLA/ Juba for more than two years, but Sudan can sustain to fund the Freedom Fighters for centuries…

  • 4 December 2014 09:35, by Son of Ngundeng

    Dear All:
    Useless and cattle keeper and sultan of Warrap gangs and mafia refuse peace, due to M7. Museveni he his afraid to take his forces back, because he is going to be asked by the parents and the families of the soldiers, because in Uganda constitution if a soldiers was killed in the battle the body must be given to the family if not his/her salary must continue without stop.

  • 4 December 2014 09:39, by Son of Ngundeng

    M7 he need to increase the conflict of South Sudan because the dead soldier’s salary will be paid by South Sudan government, to avoid the problem within his country men, South Sudan will become a war field some days coming, and it will be the play ground of African forces to test themselves who will be a man will remain there, in the field.

  • 4 December 2014 16:19, by Kim Deng

    The coward Jaang/Slaves and their allies have used world banned weapon (Cluster bombs) against Mihgty Nuer Warriors, yet they (MNW)did not serrunder. coward Jaang/Slaves and their allies have to know that the Mighty Nuer Warriors are well prepared for this war, which was imposed on them no matter how long it takes.

  • 4 December 2014 20:35, by lino

    Hahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Junubeen. It is getting ugly and let me see this Wiseman point.
    The war this time was not started by Machar are many think now a days; it was started by the Government of the Country against Senior Officers of the SPLM/A when dis-agreement surfaced up in Juba. I think even Kiir is not aware of it but the plan was organized by his advices and closed men.

    • 4 December 2014 20:40, by lino

      Kiir was shocked and because of his permittivity, he took it us Toriet VS Nasir Groups of 1991.
      I am still suggesting that SOUTH SUDAN should be Confederation of South Sudan Regions and please draft up a constitution from Dr. John remarks on Confederation and STOP the BLOODBATH between brothers in the country; we are all related NO NUER and NO DINKA from no onwards. Agree.

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