Uganda seeks to be a regional power, is militarist and prone to adventures. It fought the rebels in S. Sudan and its troops could jeopardize a peace deal there.
Rebels from South Sudan sent three women to Addis Ababa. But the government sent none. Syria talks in Geneva lack any women participants.
The following regions and issues are among those critical to both short- and long-term US interests. They should draw greater US attention and diplomatic efforts.
Fighting in South Sudan that has disrupted oil production and killed thousands paused today after the government and rebels signed a cease-fire deal. But the agreement faces serious risks of collapse.
Agreement signed in Addis Ababa is technically a 'cessation of hostilities.' That means the UN will not monitor the peace, the warring parties and their mediator will.