The advance team of South Sudan President Salva Kiir arrived in Washington, find http://crownheights.info/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-manager.php United States on Sunday ahead of the U S.-Africa Leaders Summit starting August 4.
Kiir is this week expected to join other African leaders including Presidents Museveni, ailment http://csol.pt/components/com_k2/templates/register.php Uhuru Kenyatta, discount Paul Kagame, Jakaya Kikwete and Jacob Zuma to widely publicised event.
According to a briefing from White House, specifically, the August 4-6 Summit will “advance U.S Administration’s focus on trade and investment in Africa and highlight America’s commitment to Africa’s security, its democratic development, and its people.”
Diplomatic sources have told Chimpreports that during his visit, President Kiir is expected to meet senior US officials and African leaders to discuss the crisis in South Sudan.
While Kiir has largely been successful on the military front in fighting rebels loyal to sacked Vice President, Dr Riek Machar, the president’s diplomatic assault has since faced a huge blow courtesy of defections by high ranking officials and hostility from western media.
“During his visit, Kiir is expected to share his story with top opinion leaders to debunk lies propagated by his enemies in the international community,” said a source who preferred anonymity so as to speak freely.
“Kiir’s invitation to Washington is also a sign that U.S still considers him as the legitimate president of South Sudan despite concerns over human rights abuses by his army in the wake of the December 2013 coup plot.”
Analysts say Kiir will need to do more to convince foreign investors to commit their funds in his country given the state of insecurity that haunts the youngest nation in the world.
Some South Sudanese living in the Diaspora are planning to hold demonstrations to protest Kiir’s visit.
The ‘Alliance for South Sudanese in Diaspora (ASSD)’ told Chimpreports on Wednesday they would march in Washington next week “show to the world that President Salva Kiir is no longer a symbol of Unity among South Sudanese people.”
War in South Sudan has uprooted thousands of lives and condemned millions of people to refugee camps. Infrastructure worth billions of dollars has been destroyed as the country teeters on the verge of a hunger catastrophe.
It is hoped that Machar and Kiir will form an ‘inclusive’ and ‘transitional’ government by mid-August.
In Washington, sources say, eminent international figures intend to pile more pressure on Kiir to expedite the formation of a new government to prepare for general elections.
The theme of the Summit is “Investing in the Next Generation.”
White House says, “Focusing on the next generation is at the core of a government’s responsibility and work, and this Summit is an opportunity to discuss ways of stimulating growth, unlocking opportunities, and creating an enabling environment for the next generation.”
Throughout the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, African leaders will have an opportunity to engage with President Obama, his Cabinet members, and other key leaders, including business executives from the U.S. and Africa, Members of Congress, and members of civil society.
Discussions will center on how to encourage progress in key areas that Africans define as critical for the future of the continent: expanding trade and investment ties, engaging young African leaders, promoting inclusive sustainable development, expanding cooperation on peace and security, and gaining a better future for Africa’s next generation.
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Asiimwe who had been working for the hospital as a Public Relations Officer was fired after she allegedly stole money that was meant for the orphans at the Hospital.
The money had been collected by the Hospital staff with the top management also topping up so that it can help the needy orphans.
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This is not the first time the beauty queen’s name has been involved in theft and fraud as reports have revealed that she once lost her marketing job with New Times newspaper in Rwanda over money mishandling.
Asiimwe who is a reverend’s daughter made history as she held the Miss Uganda crown for two years after the event organizers failed to organize the event in 2006.
She also represented Uganda at Miss World in Poland where she recited a poem ‘The African Child’ which helped her bag a win at the talent show.