Uganda Observer A Ugandan diplomat has warned that Egypt may be planning to attack Uganda. Ugandas High Commissioner to Tanzania, Ibrahim Mukiibi, told fellow ambassadors during a closed-door retreat at Serena Lake Victoria Resort on Saturday, that Egypt might wage war against Uganda and other regional governments in a bid to control the River Nile waters. Mukiibi, a former ambassador to Egypt, added that the North African country is also inspired by the need to stop Southern Sudan from breaking away from the Sudan. Egypt is planning to build nuclear energy and we are threatened by their efforts to engage in war. We should tell the US about this because these people are planning a war with Uganda, Mukiibi said. Mukiibi also rallied ambassadors to consider the protection of the Nile waters and the January referendum in Sudan as significant security challenges facing Uganda. We must know that Egypt is against this referendum. And as a man of experience, I must tell you that all members of the Arab League are behind Egypt. So, we must watch out, he added. On learning that this reporter was in attendance, Foreign Affairs minister Sam Kutesa asked Mukiibi to stop his submission and ordered the reporter out of the conference, arguing that the meeting was intended to be closed to the press. However, Mukiibis remarks have come shortly after a meeting between President Museveni and the Egyptian delegation on December 6 where the Nile water issue was discussed extensively by the two governments. During the meeting, Museveni told the Cairo delegation led by Egypts electricity and energy minister, Dr Hassan Younis, that there will be no political problem with the sharing of the River Nile waters. In May this year (May 19, 2010) we reported in a story States stockpile arms as row over Nile waters rages, that two senior Egyptian government officials the minister of Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Moufid Shehab, and the minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, Mohammed Allam had urged their country to do anything including going to war to safeguard what they call their countrys historic right to the largest share of the Nile waters.