Home | News    Monday 28 July 2003

Sudanese minister in Uganda in bid to end row over rebel backing


KAMPALA, July 28 (AFP) — Sudan’s Defence Minister Major General Bekri Hassan Salih arrived here Monday for talks with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, who last month accused Khartoum of arming Ugandan rebels, officials said.

Salih arrived in Kampala in the late morning as a special envoy of Sudanese President Omar al-Beshir, a foreign ministry official said.

Last month, Museveni accused Khartoum of secretly arming the Ugandan rebel group, Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), and warned that the alleged support of insurgents threatened to "fundamentally change the relationship" between the two neighbours.

Khartoum expressed "astonishment" over Museveni’s claim, made despite a 1999 accord under which both countries pledged to normalise strained relations and to stop supporting and sheltering each other’s rebel groups.

Sudan had for its part accused Uganda of supporting the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA).

Museveni and Beshir met in Kampala in July last year and agreed to step up security along their border to stem cross-border raids by the LRA.

Relations between the two countries had improved after Beshir said in 2001 that his government had stopped supporting the LRA, a notoriously brutal Ugandan insurgency said to have rear bases in government-controlled areas of southern Sudan.

Contacts between the two governments continued at ministerial level following last year’s summit.

Early last year, Khartoum allowed Kampala’s troops to track down Ugandan rebels inside Sudan.

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

Sudan’s uprising is putting the future of al-Bashir’s rule at stake 2019-01-18 01:30:38 By Adil Babikir The buzzword in Sudan these days is tasgut bass. The catchphrase, which translates into “you must go, no matter what”, is echoing in demonstrations across the country calling on (...)

Al-Bashir’s pickaxe underlies economic downfall in Sudan 2019-01-07 19:49:21 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman The destructive pickaxe of Omer Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir and his Corrupt Entourage for the three decades are responsible for the Economic Downfall in Sudan and Not due to (...)

The Sudanese Tsunami 2019-01-07 08:01:14 The Only Way Forward is for Bashir to Step Down and a New Interim Democratic Arrangement Put in Place By Yasir Arman On Sunday, 6th of January, Sudan has witnessed one of the biggest (...)


Latest Press Releases

Ethnic Murle politicians say enough to cattle raiding 2018-12-28 09:32:00 December 27, 2018 (JUBA) - Murle political leaders in Buma state have vowed to end the practice of cattle raiding and child abduction by individuals in the community. Jodi Jonglei, who is also (...)

CEPO: South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA): Stop politics of split and focus on R-ARCSS implementation 2018-12-26 09:53:29 26th December, 2018. South Sudan Opposition Alliance internal leadership change frication is disturbing and demoralizing public opinion. The big question CEPO is raising, will SSOA be a strong (...)

Progress observed at end of second month of R-ARCSS implementation 2018-10-22 06:44:02 Press Release 21 October 2018 South Sudanese government released 24 detainees in the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement said the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) (...)


Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.