Published On: Mon, Jul 18th, 2016

Uganda Urges UN Arm Embargo On South Sudan May Destroy Local Force

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Uganda President Yoweri Museveni said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Saturday he is against the embargo on neighbor South Sudan as it will destroy the local force on which a strong integrated army is to be built.

In the latest clashes between supporters of South Sudan President and his rival Vice President Riek Machar have killed around 300 people.

South Sudan is the newest country that gained independence from Sudan five years ago.

Uganda Urges UN Arm Embargo On South Sudan May Destroy Local Force

At an African Union summit in Rwanda’s capital Kigali the East African leaders agreed to be sending extra troops in South Sudan.

Meanwhile Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said the countries in the region, including his, should put efforts in restoring peace and security in South Sudan.

Uhuru added, “We have all watched events in South Sudan with sorrow. Our youngest brother has fallen, yet again, into division and violence. It is our responsibility – all of us, but especially those in the region – to restore peace, and to restore it durably.”

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