Saturday, 15 February 2014


Those Ugandans who were alive know that the NRA/M captured Kampala on 25th January 1986.  This fact could easily influence the exist of President Museveni and his Government more so that some of Uganda’s neighbours may be seeing him as an aggressor.

The facts to this among others: “Withdraw troops from South Sudan, US tells Uganda.”

The Uganda army must leave South Sudan territory to stem genocide and allow citizens there enjoy a future of peace and prosperity they voted for, two top US government officials have said.
Secretary of State John Kerry and President Obama’s new top diplomat for Africa, Ms Linda Thomas-Greenfield, said the cessation of hostilities agreement signed between the Government of South Sudan and renegade Riek Machar forces also requires foreign troops to pull back to defensive positions.
“We feel deeply committed, given past lessons, to try to prevent the chaos and the genocide that too often comes [out] of the violence that can occur if things break down,” Mr Kerry told journalists during a virtual press conference on Tuesday. “We don’t want this to cascade into a more violent repetition of the past. So, that’s why we’re committed.”
The fighting between soldiers loyal to President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Riek Machar broke out on December 15. Uganda sent it’s troops several days later to fight alongside forces loyal to President Kiir.
An estimated 8,000 people are said to have been killed and thousands displaced from their homes since December 15.

So, while a number of Ugandans may be desperate to see President Museveni out of power, the role played by the UPDF could easily lead to his exit.

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