The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has asked President Museveni to withdraw his troops from South Sudan. The IGAD members are Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Uganda and Djibouti.
The Foreign Affairs minister of Uganda, Sam Kutesa says it is true that during the just concluded African Union summit, IGAD member states (had a meeting on the sidelines about South Sudan.
But at the same time Ethiopia and other IGAD member states agree that they cannot condone the unconstitutional removal of an elected government even if it’s dictatorial in making.
Ethiopia and other IGAD member states also put pressure on South Sudan and its president Salva Kiir to release all the detainees it is holding in its prisons and torture chambers.
Kutesa confirms that Ethiopia and Kenya are pushing for peace talks in South Sudan to ensure that the rebellion in South Sudan ends.