Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Sudan helps Uganda establish computer centers

Copy of April 24, 2005 report KAMPALA, Apr 23, 2005 (Xinhua):

Sudan's ruling party, the National Congress (NC) has teamed up with Uganda's ruling party, the National Resistance Movement (NRM) to establish computer centers for NRM youth leagues across the country, reported local press on Saturday.

NRM national youth league coordinator Nusura Tiperu was quoted as saying that the NC had donated 70 computers which would be installed in 14 centers on a regional basis.

"This is a sign of improved relations and we thank the two presidents (of the two countries) for initiating the peace talks and showing the whole world that everybody's desire is peace," Tiperu said.

He said the centers would be used for training NRM youth in computer science and capacity building.

Both Sudan and Uganda accused each other for supporting rebel groups. However, the two neighboring countries improved their relations since 1999 and they re-established ambassador's relationship in 2002.

In 2002, the Sudanese government also allowed the Ugandan army to enter southern Sudan to pursue Lord's Resistance Army rebels, and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni initiated peace talks between President Omar Al Bashir and the head of the Sudan People' s Liberation Movement/Army, John Garang. The talks culminated in a historic peace agreement ending 21 years of war in southern Sudan.

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