• October 20, 2008
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Special summit between DR Congo and Uganda begins over border tensions

The Special Summit between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) opened officially yesterday morning with Congolese foreign minister Mbusa Nyamwisi announcing that Kinshasa would start fighting Ugandan rebels on Congolese territory. “The DRC will start an operation against the negative forces of Uganda this month,” Nyamwisi said in his opening speech, without specifying which rebel groups. Rebel forces of Uganda operating from eastern Congo include the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), the People’s Redemption Army (PRA) and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). This Summit comes after months of border tensions between the two countries. Face-to-face talks between President Yoweri Museveni and Congolese president Joseph Kabila will take place today. Read more at The New Vision.

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