CRISIS IN THE GREAT LAKES 1: For Rwanda Its Back To 1996…And For Tanzania Its Back To Uganda 1982


HOW MUCH worse can the crisis in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) become? And how bad could the present “hostilities” between Rwanda and Tanzania, both members of the East African Community (EAC) get?

In THE BEGINNINGS: 15 Stories That Could Kill Or Make Africa Of The Future we outlined the main factors that might shed some light to the evolving crisis in the Great Lakes region.

The quickanswer to both questions above, is that it can get much worse.

If there are any folks in the region who know that, it is the Ugandans who learnt some hard lesson in the DRC some years ago. Small wonder then that Uganda has called an emergency meeting of the 11 member countries of the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) on the crisis for Wednesday, September 4, in Kampala.

A statement from Kampala on Sunday pretty much told…

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