Ntagali Calls for Government Intervention in South Sudan Conflict

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The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Stanley Ntagali has asked the government of Uganda to take the lead in ensuring South Sudan is at peace.

The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Stanley Ntagali has asked the government of Uganda to take the lead in ensuring South Sudan is at peace. Bishop Ntagali said the Ugandan government should open talks with the South Sudanese government to end conflict because Uganda needs a neighbor that is at peace.
 
Ntagali noted this while delivering his Christmas message at the Provincial Office at Namirembe Cathedral.
 
Ntagali said it was a pity that a nation that was only two years old was already at war. He said that a war in South Sudan would affect Uganda because it is a host to many South Sudanese nationals.
 
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The conflict in South Sudan started on Sunday, December 15. Over 500 people have been reported dead in the fighting reportedly between President Salva Kiir and his rival Machar over the political future of South Sudan.
 
Machar was reported to have said that the conflict in South Sudan is a result of people rejecting the leadership of Kiir. Kiir accuses Machar of attempting to stage a coup.

 

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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.