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US denounces Uganda over Sudan’s Bashir

Washington, United States | AFP | The United States on Thursday condemned Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni for hosting war crimes suspect Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir at his re-inauguration. A spokeswoman for the State Department said US, EU and Canadian diplomats had walked out of Thursday’s ceremony in Kampala in protest as …

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President Museveni’s inaugural speech

Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was Thursday sworn in as President of Uganda for a fifth term. In his inaugural speech, he stressed that he would take decisive steps to deal with corruption, promised to boost Uganda’s energy sector – and also, in off the cuff remarks, hit at the International Criminal …

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Sudan’s Bashir returns from Uganda after ‘short visit’

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir returned Thursday from a “short visit” toUganda, his first trip to Kampala since his International Criminal Court indictment in 2009 for alleged war crimes in Darfur. Sudan’s official news agency SUNA had earlier reported that Bashir was on a two-day visit to Uganda, which is a …

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Will Machar bring peace?

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan said it hoped that the return of South Sudan rebel chief Riek Machar and his swearing in as vice-president on Tuesday would help bring peace to the war-torn country. South Sudan won independence from Sudan under a peace agreement in 2011 but the world’s …

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“Riek Machar is going to come. But when?”

Juba, South Sudan | AFP and agencies | For the second day in a row South Sudan’s rebels have failed to organise their leader’s much-anticipated return to the capital, Juba, after more than two years of war. The government has blamed Riek Machar  (see statements below), accusing him of wanting …

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South Sudan botches rebel chief Machar’s return

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | Rebel leader Riek Machar’s long-awaited return to the capital of South Sudan was delayed on Monday, his spokesman said, citing “logistical reasons”. “We are committed to the peace agreement, but there have been logistical issues and the first vice president, Riek Machar, will come …

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