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S. Sudanese outraged over Museveni’s political remarks

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May 25, 2014 (JUBA) – Alleged comments by Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni that he would “hang himself” should his country’s security situation reach the same level as South Sudan’s has outraged officials and citizens of the new nation.

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Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni (L), pictured with his South Sudanese counterpart Salva Kiir, has been criticised for meddling in the internal affairs of South Sudan (Photo: AFP/Getty)

He reportedly uttered these statements last week while campaigning for a member of his ruling party (NRM) in a bi-election held in the Uganda’s central district of Luweero.

“Museveni‘s disparaging remarks don’t perturb me at all. His attitude towards us and our leaders is informed by the manner we conducted ourselves during the war of liberation and after the CPA [Comprehensive Peace Agreement, which landed us in the mess we are in”, South Sudan’s ex-minister for higher education, Peter Adwok Nyaba commented on Saturday.

“We played with our resources that Uganda became South Sudan’s supermarket for second hand merchandise as well as purchases of real estates instead of investing in our country. We should just lick our wounds quietly,” he further said.

Peter Bashir Gbandi, the country’s deputy foreign affairs minister said president Museveni’s remarks may have drawn mixed reactions, but the bi-lateral relations between the two countries remained strong.

“We have noted the remarks attributed to the Ugandan president have received mixed reactions and created anger but as a government we have a way to handle it”, he said.

“We will not react in the media”, added the minister.

The foreign affairs minister further told Sudan Tribune that a sovereign state with sovereign leadership and authority, handles such matters in a way that does not create misunderstanding with other countries.

He did not, however, elaborate much on how the world’s youngest nation would react to the Ugandan leader’s remarks, but affirmed that relations between the two countries would remain strong.

“Our relations with the government and the people of Uganda are strong and progressively moving forward. The remarks may have created some displeasures but I am sure our relations would continue to grow”, argued minister Gbandi.

DIVERGENT VIEW

Manut Akec Madut, a native of Warrap state, argued that the Ugandan leader’s remarks were mere political statements to garner votes from the Ugandan electorates and hence made no sense.

“For sure, no one would deny the support the government of Uganda and its people under the leadership of President Yoweri Museveni, but this support cannot be abused because we also know challenges his government had undergone since ascending to power military means in 1986”, said Madut.

“If people could hang themselves because of security matters, [then] president Museveni would have hanged himself long time ago”, he added, citing Museveni’s alleged failure to end the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebellion in northern Uganda.

The LRA was a regional security threat that saw Uganda appeal to the international intervention because the rebels were committing atrocities beyond Uganda’s borders, Madut told Sudan Tribune.

“The LRA was not defeated by the government of Uganda. The rebellion was squeezed and moved out of South Sudan to the forests inside Central African [Republic] because of the extension of the atrocities beyond Ugandan territories”, he added.

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  • 26 May 07:51, by Jalaby

    LOL
    You guys see Museveni is making joke out of you and providing you as solid and true example for insecurity and mess!! LOL
    So you know the attitude of Museveni since the liberation war? what liberation war are you talking about?! you liberated yourself from Arab/Jalaba and now you need to liberate yourself from Museveni!

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    • 26 May 07:59, by Jalaby

      Well, if you believe you were under Arab slavery and you "liberated" yourself from them then it’s very clear that Museveni has bought you from Arab and he is your new master now! You poor man, do you think Museveni has brought his troop inside the south soil and now launching full war against the rebel just because for the darkness of your eyes!!

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      • 26 May 08:16, by Jalaby

        You never asked yourself, why Museveni is bringing his troop in the south and launching comprehensive war against the rebel? what really Museveni wants from us? Museveni troops are there to stay not to quit!
        Mr. Kiir will be the cartoony president in the south, in other words,the "combarse",the person who plays the secondary role while Museveni will be the real hero!

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        • 26 May 08:25, by Jalaby

          Unfortunately you need to launch another war to "liberate" yourself again from Museveni this time and I believe it’s going to be much much harder and tougher than the war that you launched against Arab/Jalaba to "liberate" yourself form them!
          No worry at all about who will support you against your new liberation war against Museveni, you know there is always hope

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          • 26 May 08:34, by Jalaby

            there is a light at the end of the tunnel, ironically Arab/Jalaba will support you and lay you white hand against your new struggle for liberation against Museveni because Arab/Jalaba want their lost business back again! LOL
            Unfortunately you will always be back and forth between Arab and Museveni because you’ve no identity, no homogeneous nation!!

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    • 26 May 08:50, by Mel mosa

      Jalaby
      Uganda president’s remark extended to Sudan too. Ur uncle Bashir brought Eritrea, Chad, and UN forces to protect his loyal civilian and resources for him from Rebels. Museveni on the other hand was protected by SPLA from Lord Resistance Army. He should study his remark first before he air out.

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      • 26 May 09:32, by Jalaby

        Mel mosa,
        Are you living in different planet or under Marisa affection?!
        Did Ugandan army come to the south under UN or AU mandate? when did Sudan ask Eritrea, Chad or UN to bring their troop in?
        Actually, Sudan was reluctant to bring them and America imposed them through UNSC and not even that America intended to bring them under UN Chapter VII in Darfour

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        • 26 May 09:39, by Jalaby

          that would clearly mean Darfour will no longer be under Sudan control but the "green hats" control and Sudan government refused that strongly and thanks for China and Russia who supported Sudan in UNSC and failed that evil project!
          I am telling you,the south will soon be under the "green hats" control because you guys are visionless and have no right to have a country

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  • 26 May 18:04, by Mapuor

    Those thugs who blame M7 are stupid.When SPLA was weaken by James Hoth, Pieng Deng,Oyai Deng Ajak,Salva Mathok and their kinsmen, where you not watching.SPLA food used to be sold at broad day light,soldiers salaries looted with impunity,military attire was often sold to civilians.Units such as logistics,procurement and finance were held by illiterate relatives of commanding officers.

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    • 26 May 18:09, by Mapuor

      President thought that SPLA was in the hands of liberators not knowing that Garangs skivvies joined the struggle just to enrich themselves.M7 has organized his guerrilla based army to perfection by constantly purging it from corrupt officers.Congratulations to president Kiir for appointing Malong Awan as chief of general staffs,Allutta continua.

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    • 27 May 17:52, by Whortti Bor Manza

      Mapuor, has the looting of the SPLA food stopped? Who is the commander in chief of the SPLA? The appointment of Malong Awan is truck by Kiir to loot more resources of the SPLA.

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