December 7, 2012

Kabila Holds Talks With M23 In Kampala

Joseph Kabila

Embattled DRC leader Joseph Kabila has finally succumbed to pressure from the M23 and peace talks between the two parties begin today in Kampala.

The head of Uganda Media Centre, Fred Opolot said that a delegation from DRC Government and M23 shall begin preliminary meetings today December 7 in Kampala to resolve the conflict in DRC. Opolot added that key on the agenda will be ground rules and working framework for subsequent meetings and guidelines for and composition of observers.

Uganda continues to facilitate the peace process in DRC. However Opolot declined to divulge more information about the negotiations not even that venue citing sensitivity of the matter.

“What is read is the information I got from the Foreign Affairs, that’s all we shall be updating you in case of anything,” he said.

But our highly placed security sources intimated that Kabila sent a powerful most trusted delegation of 30 people including religious leaders, ministers, political leaders and elders who can be able to reach a consensus.

Bishop Jean Marie Runiga will lead the dissidents together with Col. Sultan Makenga.

Reported By Nicholas Mwesigwa

 

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