Following the recent clashes in South Sudan, the country’s embattled President Salva Kiir over the weekend rushed to Kampala Uganda for talks with President Museveni amid rising political tension back home.
Clashes erupted again in South Sudan following friction on forces loyal to President Kiir and his deputy Dr Riek Machar.
Kiir is seeking regional support into bringing stability back to the restive country. AU recently resolved to deploy a regional force to help the Africa’s youngest country contain the escalating violence.
According to the United Nations, the South Sudan crisis has displaced more than 36,000 and over 100,0000 crossing over to the neighbouring countries. About 300 people have also lost their lives.
Countries including Uganda, Kenya, US and Germany have evacuated their citizens following the clashes.
Vice president Machar retreated together with his loyal forces and on Thursday last week, president Kiir had given him 48-hour ultimatum to return to Juba and resolve the crisis.
The former rebel leader did not respect the ultimatum which expired on Saturday further threatening the peace South Sudan.