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Machar, Museveni hold secret talks


Machar, Museveni, Angeline at State Lodge Masindi on January 25, 2016


President Yoweri Museveni last evening met South Sudan opposition leader, Dr. Riek Machar, on the future of the warring neighbouring state.

Machar who was escorted by his wife, Angelina Teny, left Addis Ababa in Ethiopia for Kampala on Monday.

The meeting between Museveni and Machar took place at Masindi state lodge in western Uganda on January 25, 2016.

“Uganda remains committed to helping South Sudan find lasting peace and stability,” Museveni said after the meeting.

Machar is the commander in chief SPLM/SPLA [IO] and the first vice president of South Sudan.

After signing a peace treaty last year with President Salva Kiir, Machar is yet to assume his position in the Juba based government.

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He accuses Kiir of trying to frustrate the peace agreement and the formation of a transition government by creating 28 new states

The meeting with Museveni was aimed at striking a compromise between the two leaders.

“The meeting was “excellent” and touches on the peace in South Sudan and the region,” Machar’s team said after the Masindi closed door event.

Machar will hold a press conference in Kampala Tuesday January 26, 2016.

At the conference, he will divulge details of what he discussed with Museveni.

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