AU Envoy To S.Sudan To Meet Kagame

Alpha Oumar Konaré is AU High Representative for South Sudan
Alpha Oumar Konaré is AU High Representative for South Sudan

Former Mali President Alpha Oumar Konaré is expected in Kigali this afternoon where he will pay a courtesy call to President Paul Kagame of Rwanda.

The two are expected to discuss the security situation in south Sudan and the entire region.

Konaré was in June this year appointed by the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. NkosazanaDlamini-Zuma, as the AU High Representative to South Sudan.

In December 2013, a political power struggle broke out between President Kiir and his ex-deputy, Riek Machar, as the president accused Machar and ten others of attempting a coup d’état.

The AU envoy meets Kagame amidst a failed truce in the mineral-rich S.Sudan, after President Salva Kiir refused to sign a peace deal.

Kagame, who has deployed over 800 Rwandan troops serving under the UN Mission in S. Sudan (UNMISS), might have a say in the state of affairs in S. Sudan.




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