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FDC: Why Uganda Is Threatened

symptoms http://demcsb.com/wp-includes/simplepie/caption.php geneva; font-size: small;”> “Why it that Uganda is being threatened is and not Kenya and Tanzania?” he asked.

He said this today Monday while addressing journalists at the Party headquarters in Najjanankumbi.

Uganda decided to withdraw its forces after it received information from our Embassy in New York alerting us of a leaked document from the UN Group of Experts on DRC which alleged that Uganda was supporting M23 the rebel group that is fighting the DRC Government.

In the Presidential Statement, the UN Security Council threatened to impose sanctions against Uganda for its alleged involvement in the DRC.

Uganda is accused of having provided to M23 in the form of direct troop reinforcement in DRC territory, weapon deliveries, technical assistance, joint planning, political advice and facilitation of external relations.

Wafula said that Ugandan UPDF soldiers have been aggressive especially in Congo and now that other countries have turned against it, they feel threatened. “UPDF made mistakes in Congo and not Somalia. When Kale Kayihura was a commander with UPDF, very many people were killed in Nebbi,” he said.

“Are they angry or is it because Angola, Congo and Zimbabwe are planning to fight Uganda? They shouldn’t lie to us that they are trying to protect the country,” he added.

“For 26 years, Uganda has been fighting people around them and now they have decided to fight back,” he added.

He lamented on the fact that Uganda has lost so many soldiers in Somalia and Congo and the government does not want to say the exact number of people who have died in these wars.

“As a Party, we had opposed the government for sending soldiers in Somalia from the beginning, however, we appreciate and recognize the work they have done,” he added.


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