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Burhan probably went to Uganda at this critical time for the TMC, including skipping the final negotiations with the FFC towards a Civilian-led agreement, to try & “learn just how Museveni has managed to stay in power in Uganda for over 3 decades; without having to hand over...
...power to civilians?”
Something that Museveni has managed to do for some of his rule since 1985, with International Community “military support” from even the USA?”

Short Answer - Museveni did it largely by creating “a distracting artificial threat of insecurity” in certain..
...parts of Uganda. He then perpetuated & ratcheted-up that threat “whenever it was needed”; by using the “name” (& the mystique) of an alleged “warlord” called Joseph Kony. Someone who then became labelled as “a terrorist” in more modern-day parlance.
Kony being (allegedly) a...
...“brutal & devilish” warlord who used to recruit child-soldiers; & was said to believe in “Black Magic”, traditional “juju” stuff, & was a fatalistic religious fanatict too. A truly bad & evil guy, allegedly.

Fortunately (or “Unfortunately”, depending on “who” you are) his..
...threat” was no longer believed to be all that “significant” in Uganda by the Americans & by the International Community these days. So the “legend of Joseph Kony” has fizzled-away to near nothingness; & Museveni is unable to use “it” anymore..

So, who now shall be made the...
...“Joseph Kony” of Sudan; to the TMC’s “Museveni”? A Joseph Kony of #Sudan that the TMC will be ready to quickly “ratchet-up the perceived threat from”, whenever the TMC needs it, so that that narrative of “the military must remain in charge of the country because there is...
...insecurity”, can remain in play over the coming weeks & months of the TMC’s dealings with the Civilians.....

We South Sudanese have known oh-so-very-well this particular modus operandi & “game of cat & mouse” from “The Dictator’s Handbook”. It is really quite predictable.
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