Chissano Vows Uganda Peace

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Chissano, who arrived at Entebbe airport at 9.45 am briefly talked to the press. ''I will do all I can to bring peace in Northern Uganda. I will talk with all parties involved and see to it that they come to an agreement,� he said.


 
The United Nations envoy monitoring Uganda's conflict with the Lord’s Resistance Army rebels, former Mozambique president Joaquim Chissano, has vowed to bring back peace to Uganda.

Chissano today arrived in Uganda where he is on his trip to meet the parties involved in the Uganda conflict. He will also go to Sudan and meet LRA rebels’ leaders.

Chissano, who arrived at Entebbe airport at 9.45 am briefly talked to the press. ''I will do all I can to bring peace in Northern Uganda. I will talk with all parties involved and see to it that they come to an agreement,” he said.

LRA rebels have been fighting Uganda government for the last 20 years leading to thousands of people dying and nearly two million displaced. Currently peace talks between LRA and government are going on in Juba but nothing much has been agreed upon. The parties last August signed a ceasefire although both sides have accused the other of numerous violations since.

Maganda writes for The Black Star News from Uganda.

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