Recent events in East Africa including economic concessions that brought together Ethiopia, Kenya, and South Sudan have reflected negatively to two neighbors, Uganda and the main Sudan. While Uganda was aggrieved by the rail, oil pipeline, and refinery deal between Nairobi and Juba, diplomacy might have downplayed emotions showcased by president Museveni of Uganda.
While the workings of diplomacy include international codes of ethics including exercising restrain when addressing such crucial issues, subversive activity is the workings of intelligence operatives who report to the government and share intelligence with friendly nations sharing the same dream.
Kenya had to send a special envoy to Kampala to address the Ugandan fears of economic sabotage attempts by Nairobi, Ethiopia, and Juba. Juba had to explain its intentions with Kenya to Uganda and Khartoum.
Uganda had plans of constructing a joint rail and pipeline system with Juba with the basis of creating a transport corridor besides an oil refinery and export infrastructure platform. Nairobi however was able to pull a massive Chinese funded project that could see Juba achieve faster oil export solution through Kenya.
A Kenyan judge slapped an arrest warrant on Khartoum