Kenya, Uganda Scramble to Bring Peace to South Sudan

8 Jan 2014   Kenya, Uganda

Kenya and Uganda were recruiting investors to back an oil pipeline in South Sudan in December when a rebellion upended the world’s newest nation. Now the two East African nations have joined a diplomatic effort to end the conflict in South Sudan —yet another reminder of how the security crises of a volatile region intrude on efforts to boost commerce among its countries. “I’m not sleeping,” Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said in a televised address last week. “I am monitoring the crisis which is taking place in the young country of South Sudan and I want to see that peace is attained there.” More than 1,000 people have died and more than 100,000 have fled their homes since troops loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar rose up in December against those loyal to President Salva Kiir . On Tuesday, South Sudanese military spokesman Philip Aguer said government troops […]

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