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UPDF In Congo Is A Double Edged Sword

UPDF In Congo Is Double Edged Sword – Mugisha Muntu

Former Army Commander and head of the Alliance for National Transformation party, Mugisha Muntu has weighed in on UPDF ’s presence in Congo.

He warned that Uganda’s second tour in DR Congo is a double-edged sword. He said if it is not used well, it will definitely backfire.

According to him, the UPDF’s first trip to the country over ten years ago tainted Uganda’s image. This is because they committed a series of violation. He, therefore, advised that the UPDF should use this as a second chance to clean the past image.

‘’The officers should focus on the mission of eliminating the ADF. They should not get involved in any other illegal activities,’’ Muntu said.

The UPDF on Tuesday launched airstrikes and artillery fire against the ADF rebel group in Eastern DR Congo.

State Minister for Foreign affairs came out yesterday to disclose the aftermath of the airstrikes.

He said the airstrikes and artillery fire launched against the ADF left devastating effects as the UPDF accurately hit the targets.

In other news by NEWSLEXPOINT.com, OPEC Chief Mohammad Barkindo arrived in Congo late Sunday in the first-ever visit by the head of the powerful cartel. He visited the oil-rich African country where crude constitutes the primary source of income, according to the Congolese hydrocarbons ministry.

‘’Congo has an essential role to play in the global energy industry and OPEC plans to encourage it,’’ Barkindo said in a statement published by the ministry.

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