Ministers urge review of peace deal with Sudan

A meeting between Ugandan and Sudanese ministers in Nairobi last week called for a review of the peace agreement signed last December by President Museveni and his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir. “In reviewing the agreement, we acknowledge that many of its elements have not yet been implemented,” a joint press release said, according to the independent ‘Monitor’. “We, therefore, agreed to request our presidents to review the time frame required for the implementation,” it added. The paper also quoted Uganda’s minister in charge of the presidency, Ruhakana Rugunda, as saying the agreement was supposed to have been implemented by the end of February this year. “But since then, implementation has been slower than was expected, so we found that there is need for more time to implement all the provisions,” Rugunda said.

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