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U.N. asks Ugandan leader to mediate in South Sudan, says Uganda

Source: Reuters - Thu, 19 Dec 2013 09:41 AM
Author: Reuters
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KAMPALA, Dec 19 (Reuters) - The United Nations has requested that Uganda's president help mediate in a conflict in neighbouring South Sudan that erupted five days ago, a spokesman for the government said.

"President (Yoweri) Museveni has been requested by the U.N. to mediate in that conflict," spokesman Ofwono Opondo said, adding that a Ugandan minister would join an east African mediation effort to South Sudan announced by the African Union.

(Reporting by Elias Biryabarema; Writing by Edmund Blair, John Stonestreet)

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