Do Uganda and Rwanda Want to Annex Eastern DRC?

Does anybody have any information to support the recent claim by Antoine Roger Lokongo in Pambazuka News that:

“Britain, America and the European Union are now caught red-handed and cannot claim not to be aware of the plot (of annexing eastern Congo to Rwanda and Uganda, encouraged by the Sudanese experience) that is being weaved by Rwanda and Uganda in the eastern DRC.”

It wouldn’t surprise me, although I am hesitatant to believe such a strong accusation that is made without references in a heavily-footnoted article.

What I do know for sure is that Rwanda and Uganda have been meddling in resource-rich Eastern Congo for decades. The instability in that region gives the leaders of both countries plenty of excuses to send their militaries across the border under the guise of “regional security and stability.”

The article goes on to make well-supported arguments that Rwanda’s national army has close ties to rebel groups in Eastern DRC.

Anybody know anything about this?

-Mark D. Jordahl

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About Mark D. Jordahl

Mark Jordahl is a writer, trip leader and naturalist who has lived much of the last 7 years in Uganda and currently calls Colorado home.
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