Uganda’s Defence Minister Meets UN Officials Over Burundi Crisis

Defense minister Dr. Crispus Kiyonga has today met United Nations, African Union and European Union officials just as the US called for quick resolution of the Burundi crisis.
The closed–door meeting held at the Defense ministry in Kampala, came on the heels of a US warning that should political normalcy not return to Burundi soon, Uganda and the EAC would have to share the blame.
This follows concerns that President Museveni, who the East African Community selected to spearhead Burundi’s peace process, is preoccupied with Uganda’s political campaigns.
Linda Thomas-Greenfield the US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs is quoted as telling a Senate panel that president Museveni is currently distracted” by his campaign for reelection during the 2016 general election.
President Pierre Nkurunziza won Burundi’s June 29 general election amid protests from the opposition against his decision to contest for a third term in office.
Since then, there have been cases of violence and killings in parts of Bujumbura.

Story By Nelson Wesonga