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Vol 55 No 4

Published 21st February 2014


Uganda

Why Uganda refuses to withdraw

Calls from the United States and Ethiopia, its regional ally, for Uganda to withdraw its forces from South Sudan are falling on deaf ears in Kampala. President Yoweri Museveni and his diplomats insist the troops are in South Sudan as part of a bilateral arrangement between two sovereign states, arguing that its intervention prevented far worse losses than the around 10,000 people killed in the conflict so far. Uganda has had troops in South Sudan for years, mainly as part of operations against the Lord’s Resistance Army.

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