Uganda President threatens South Sudan rebel chief with ‘defeat’ if no ceasefire


A SPLA soldier gestures as he sits in a vehicle in Juba(Reuters) – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said on Monday East African countries would have to defeat South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar if he rejected the Juba government’s offer of a ceasefire.

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“We (regional countries) gave Riek Machar four days to respond and if he doesn’t we shall have to go for him, all of us, that is what we agreed in Nairobi,” Museveni told reporters in the South Sudanese capital, Juba.

Asked what that meant, Museveni said: “to defeat him.”

(Reporting by Carl Odera; Editing by Richard Lough and Patrick Graham)

Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

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