Home | News    Tuesday 3 December 2013

DRC president in Uganda for M23 talks

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

December 2, 2013 (KAMPALA) - The president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Joseph Kabila, is in Uganda for talks with his Ugandan counterpart, Yoweri Museveni, over failed peace talks with M23 rebels.

Kabila arrived in Uganda on Monday for a one-day working visit at the invitation of Museveni.

A communique released on Monday following the meeting between the two heads of state said they had agreed to bring to an end the Kampala peace talks between the DRC government and the defeated rebels.

“The two presidents agreed that the Kampala dialogue between the government of DRC and the M23 should be brought to a conclusion as soon as possible so as to facilitate the peaceful return of the M23 ex-combatants and the completion of the process of demobilisation”, the statement said.

The two leaders also agreed that the conclusion of dialogue would enable Congolese refugees living in neighbouring countries or in IDP camps inside the DRC to return to their homes.

The M23 was defeated on October by the Congolese army with the assistance of a United Nations intervention force. The M23 subsequently announced that it had abandoned its rebellion and expressed a willingness to enter peace talks with the DRC government.

However, an agreement that should have been signed between the DRC government and the M23 in Kampala failed after the government said it could not sign an agreement with a force that had dissolved itself.

Following their defeat, many M23 rebels fled to Uganda and Rwanda. The two countries have been accused of supporting the rebel group - an allegation both deny.

DRONES FOR CONGO

Meanwhile, the United Nations has said it is set to deploy drones to monitor the DCR-Rwanda border, AFP reported on Monday.

AFP quoted UN spokesman Martin Nesirky as saying UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous is currently in eastern DRC city Goma to “preside over the launch of unarmed, unmanned aerial vehicles”.

Nesirky said the drones will be “an important tool to assist the mission in fulfilling its mandate to protect civilians”.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.



Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


The influence of facetious leaders in South Sudan 2018-12-03 18:44:28 By Daniel Abushery Daniel It's like that old saying, "Everybody's talking about the weather, but nobody ever does anything about it:" Public consultation is essential and healthy where there are (...)

Will Khartoum peace agreement bring reform or maintain tyranny? 2018-12-01 05:41:01 By Duop Chak Wuol Known for operating with a vicious precision, his trademark is ruthlessness, and how he manoeuvres his political rivals is irrefutably effective. Salva Kiir, the man in (...)

US-Sudanese relations: moths to the fire 2018-11-25 11:07:23 By Muhammad Osman & Magdi el Gizouli The rapprochement between Sudan and the U.S. progresses with the pace of an anxious flirtation. Less than two years since it began in 2015, that (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Progress observed at end of second month of R-ARCSS implementation 2018-10-22 06:44:02 Press Release 21 October 2018 South Sudanese government released 24 detainees in the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement said the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) (...)

4th Annual Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum Announced for 25th October 2018 2018-10-15 12:38:14 PRESS RELEASE OCTOBER 14, 2018 Africa’s leading entrepreneurship-focused philanthropic organisation, the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), has announced October 25, 2018, as the date for its (...)

Unity State community in Kenya supports Khartoum peace agreement 2018-08-17 08:33:21 PRESS STATMENT 14th Aug, 2018 Re: We shall Rally behind Khartoum Peace Agreement The Unity State Community Association in Kenya was established in 2010 to organize and mobilize the people of (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.