President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda
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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni backs referendum in Sudan

The President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, has said that Sunday's referendum on the future of southern Sudan will be an opportunity to enhance security and stability in East Africa.

Speaking to the BBC's Joseph Warungu, Mr Museveni suggested the union of southern and northern Sudan had been based on inequality.

The Ugandan president is known to be a key supporter of southern Sudan.

During the Sudanese civil war he backed the southern rebel movement, the SPLM, while the Sudanese government supported the Ugandan rebel group, the LRA.

  • 07 Jan 2011
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