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Museveni meets Sudan Military Council leaders in Mbale

President Museveni with Gen. Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan

President Museveni with Gen. Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan

President Museveni has met members of the Sudan Transitional Military Council led by their leader, Gen. Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan at Mbale state lodge.  

In pictures posted on Twitter on Friday, Museveni is seen shaking hands with the Sudan Military Council leader. Museveni tweeted that “the best way [for Sudan], is to agree and move in a democratic way.”     

He said the military leaders had given him a good briefing of the situation in Sudan and they discussed possible collaboration towards restoration of peace and prosperity in the country.     

“It is a cause we shall support,” Museveni tweeted.  

“I am happy to hear that Sudan is moving in this direction and we wish the very best to this government in charge of the transition,” he said.     
On Thursday night, the Sudan Military Council reached an agreement with a coalition of protestors and opposition groups have reached an agreement to share power during a transition period until elections that are likely to happen in three years.  

The deal is expected to break weeks of political deadlock since the overthrowing of autocratic President Omar al-Bashir in April. A quick visit to Museveni is symbolic. He is seen as a leader in the Great Lakes region and a peace marker at that. Also, Museveni is thought to have an ear of the donors and western governments. 

The Sudan Security Council leaders are expected to use this record to resuscitate their image after clashes with protesters saw tens of them killed.     

In Mbale, Museveni told the Military Council leaders that in Uganda, “we experienced this [unrest] and we lost a lot of development time.” 

“The type of conflict and agitation that has been experienced in the Sudan is dangerous because it scares away business and affects the livelihood of the people,” he tweeted.    

In April, after Bashir was deposed, Uganda publicly said it was willing to offer him asylum. Bashir faces an International Criminal Court  (ICC) arrest warrant over the death of an estimated 300,000 people during an insurgency in Sudan’s western Darfur region 20 years ago.

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-2 #1 Omutaka 2019-07-07 22:46
Yes the sudan General has already been to Ethiopia, egypt, South Sudan, Chad . He is now in uganda and may go on to Kenya and others.

But NRM gov't propagandists and media friends like Nbs tv have been desperately trying to spin it that he is consulting only m7 alone to solve Sudan's Problems.
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0 #2 kabayekka 2019-07-08 13:29
One wonders the where about of the Air Force that Uganda hurriedly built with expensive jets 20 years ago as Sudan was at war with Darfur, Southern Sudan and most probably Uganda and the USA?

It is high time African leaders started to grow up and mature well in politics. This African country of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan should learn more from the Anglo-India experience where the vast Indian country had to break up to consolidate better its future.

It is no use running about for advice as if the military in Sudan are small children. President M7 you are looking for grandfather advice was 12 years when that Sudan country of yours got its independence.

You are now 63 years since the British left your state. And all those years the military has been interfering in the politics of that country left, right and centre. And there is no development record to show to the world!
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0 #3 kabayekka 2019-07-08 13:42
Exactly Anglo-Egypt-Sudan-military-might; what have you got to offer Africa right now other than to wake up every other day like the Anyanya and Janjaweed militia used to do and shoot or torture civilian Africans any how.

The International Criminal Court has been calling your former President for over 10 years to attend court for killing Sudanese civilians without any success. You just wake up every other day and kill them as you feel like.

You have been leading many African leaders to gang up on this suffering continent of Africa so that the ICC is banned from African countries.
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