The Sudan foreign Affairs Minister, Al-Dierdiry al-Dhikheri told journalists that four key issues were discussed. In the new government structure proposed by Museveni and Bashir, South Sudan will have four vice presidents.
Uganda\'s Chief of Defence Forces General Katumba Wamala has urged the warring parties in South Sudan to settle for a peace process and not seek a military solution to their wrangles. Speaking in an interview with URN, Wamala said that the UPDF will maintain presence in South Sudan until a solution is found but he added that if the parties seek a military solution, it will be short and unsustainable.
SPLM split in January last year following accusations leveled against its vice president Riek Machar, Secretary General Pagan Amum and 4 others of subordination of party structures and corruption among many other charges. Riek Machar, who had immediately started a rebellion formed the SPLM in Opposition to challenge Salva Kiir, the party chairman and president of the country.
President Museveni has counselled the consultative meeting that is sitting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia over the civil war in South Sudan against conceding to what he describes as unrealistic demands from renegade Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) rebel leader Dr. Riek Machar.
President Kiir said on Sunday evening that Riek Machar could become the countryâ€™s second vice-president, if he agrees to abandon rebellion and re-join his government. Speaking at Juba Airport on arrival from the United States where he attended the U.S - Africa Business Forum, Kiir disclosed that the international community had demanded for the creation of a prime ministerâ€™s position, something he opposed.
The SPLA-in-Opposition led by Dr Riek Machar protested the manner in which the non-government participants were selected for talks. The non-government participants include former detainees, political parties, civil society and faith-based organizations. According to the rebel group, representatives should also have been invited from the opposition-held areas as well as those living in exile.
Sources in Addis Ababa have confirmed that the two leaders are meeting today on the sidelines of the summit of heads of state of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development - IGAD, an East African regional body.
Samuel Luate Lominusk, the Republic of South Sudan Ambassador to Uganda says his government released the two leaders as part of the commitment to the resolutions of the Extra-ordinary session of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).
Fighting in South Sudan is escalating into a civil war with the rebel soldiers taking over Bor, a key town some 200kms north of the capital Juba. This comes just three days after President Salva Kiir told the media that soldiers loyal to sacked vice president Riek Machar had tried to stage a coup in Juba.
The Government advises Ugandans caught-up in the war situation in South Sudan to observe the following measures:
â€¢ If possible, seek sanctuary at Ugandaâ€™s Embassy in Juba, South Sudan.
â€¢ Where possible, seek alternative sanctuary at the nearest offices of the UN/Humanitarian
Another Ugandan national has been shot dead in the ongoing fighting in the South Sudanese capital, Juba. The dead has been identified only as Aloro, a driver from Koboko, who has been working with Civicon construction company in Juba. On Monday, a Ugandan national was reportedly shot dead in the fighting.
There is still tension in Juba, the South Sudanese capital following what President Salva Kiir called an attempted military take-over of government on Monday. At least 27 people have been killed in clashes, according to Makur Korion, the Under-Secretary for Health. More than 150 others were injured in the fighting.
At least 12 buses from Kampala are stuck at Nimule border town following hours of heavy fighting in the South Sudan capital, Juba. Air Uganda and Kenya Airways have cancelled their scheduled flights to Juba amid reports that the Juba Airport has been closed.