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President Yoweri Museveni has met and held discussions
with the former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo at his country
home in Rwakitura, Kiruhura district Friday afternoon.

Obasanjo is currently heading the African Union Commission on South
Sudan and is on a working visit concerning South Sudan refugees living
in Uganda. A commission of inquiry was appointed by the AU to
investigate human rights violations and other abuses committed during
the armed conflict that broke out in South Sudan in mid-December 2013.

According to a statement issued by Uganda’s state house, Obasanjo was
accompanied by the Executive Secretary Olabisi Dare and Yankey Simone
Ouattara the Senior Program Officer of Women, Gender, and Development
among others.

The meeting was also attended by Uganda’s Minister for Relief and
Disaster Preparedness, Hon. Hillary Onek.

South Sudan has been on in the past few months ever since fighting
broke out in the country’s capital Juba on December 15, 2013 and
later spread to other parts of the country.

Hundreds of people have died during the fighting and over one million
have been forced to seek refugee in the neighboring countries
including Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Democratic Republic of
Congo.

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