Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has stated that the federal government of DR Congo will have to negotiate with the M23 rebellion crew, which introduced a renewed offensive in May this yr.
Speaking at a press convention, Museveni additionally stated Congo-based foreign militias, such because the ADF from Uganda, FDLR from Rwanda and RED-Tabara from Burundi, is not going to repatriate peacefully. “We shall force them,” he stated.
He stated that over 120 of local groups running in japanese Congo “came up because of the vacuum of power there.”
“For the M23, it is a part of the opposite Congolese teams; there are M23,
Mai Mai, CODECO…,” he said, adding that the local groups “will have to be negotiated with.”
In recognize to resolutions of the November summit of regional leaders in Luanda, the M23 just lately started retreating from some key positions in North Kivu province, a transfer the crowd stated was once “done in the name of peace.”
The Luanda summit additionally ordered the overseas armed teams, just like the ADF which introduced assaults on Ugandan territory this month, to disarm and unconditionally repatriate to their international locations of beginning.
However, President Museveni believes the armed teams is not going to recognize the calls.
The Ugandan military has been preventing the Islamist ADF rebels in Ituri province.
“The groups like the ADF will not come back peacefully. We shall force them,” Museveni stated.
“Like we have seen recently, because we are hitting them badly in eastern Congo, recently they tried to come back through Ntoroko; you saw what happened to them the whole group was wiped out.”
For the overseas armed teams, Museveni stated: “We are encouraging the Congolese government to negotiate with them to bring them back peacefully to normal life and if they refuse then we shall use force on them.”
Author: New Times