Uganda to deploy troops in CAR as it withdraws from South Sudan
Saturday February 22 2014
After succumbing to pressure from the US and IGAD to leave South Sudan, President Museveni to respond to AU plea to help Central African Republic. TEA Graphic
A security official said President Yoweri’s Museveni’s government is only awaiting a no-objection from at least two Western powers to deploy troops to join efforts to stop the war.
It is understood that a number of African countries are ready to support Uganda’s foray into CAR, while others will contribute troops to fight alongside the UPDF.
The planned deployment, coming at a time when Uganda is being told to reduce its Amisom troops, could potentially help to absorb highly skilled, combat ready soldiers returning from the peacekeeping mission in Somalia.