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Museveni Meets Kabila in Kasese

Museveni shakes hands with Kabila (L) in Angola during the ICGLR Summit in June

President Yoweri Museveni is Thursday meeting with his DRC counterpart, buy information pills http://cigarworld.com.au/old/cigars/includes/smarty/libs/plugins/function.popup_init.php Joseph Kabila.

The meeting of senior government officials from Uganda and DRC is being held at Mweya Safari Lodge in Kasese District.

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Today’s session kicks off at 11:30pm.

The agenda of the meeting is yet to be released to the media.

However, highly placed officials say it’s aimed at discussing the security situation along the border.

Despite President Kabila ordering a series of military operations against ADF, a Ugandan Islamist rebel outfit in Eastern Congo, Museveni believes the rebel movement remains a serious threat to Uganda.

With Uganda expecting to commence soon the construction of the oil pipeline from Hoima to the Tanga Port in Tanzania, Museveni has since ordered training of a Specialized Mountain Warfare Force to deal with any eventuality in the mountainous area.

Speaking at Kyanjuki Village in Kasese District where he had gone to witness a military exercise overseen by French instructors, Museveni said, “Although the UPDF was doing a good job securing the mountainous areas, it was important in the modern era for the army to have a specialized institute.”

Defence officials told ChimpReports Museveni has been secretly preparing for armed combat should rebels operating in Eastern Congo choose to disrupt commercial activities in the oil-rich Albertine region.

Killers

Addressing Muslim leaders during the recent Iftar Dinner at State House Entebbe, Museveni did not rule out returning to DRC.

Reacting to a question from one of the Muslim leaders on the killing of clerics in the country, Museveni said the “murderers are using DRC as their base. That’s where they are hiding. They use DRC to hide and plan their missions which are executed from Uganda here.”

Perhaps to assure the Muslim community that he is not looking on idly amid the killings, Museveni observed: “We know where they are hiding. Their leader (Jamil Mukulu) is here in jail.”

Museveni further pointed out that during the recent ICGLR Meeting of Heads of State at Luanda, Angola, “We presented our evidence to regional leaders on these people (ADF). We know their allies. We will not tolerate this situation.”

The DRC army has in recent years carried out targeted bombardments of ADF bases, killing several commanders.

But the threat of the rebel force remains a matter of concern as commanders usually relocate to new areas only to resume training and recruiting fighters.

Ugandan traders along the Mpondwe border post have as well complained of harassment by Congolese officials.

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