On Monday, M23 rebels through their political spokesperson, Lawrence Kanyuka released a statement thanking the EACRF troops for tremendous work towards peace restoration in north Kivu as well as bidding them farewell.
President Museveni slapped a moratorium on the export of unprocessed iron ore and other minerals in a bid to spur the growth of local industries through value addition and to create employment opportunities for Ugandans.
The Court held that the applicants should have filed the case as early as 2017, rather than in 2020 and as a result, the court does not have jurisdiction to hear the matter. The ruling means that the applicants cannot proceed with the merits of the case.
Since Friday this week, non-stop fighting has raged in Kirolirwe along Kitchanga-Sake road. Bertrand Bisimwa, the M23 president on Sunday released a statement accusing FARDC and militia coalition of conducting attacks and claimed that M23 rebels are only defending themselves.
The members argued that although the primary objective of the platform was to address drought in arid and semi-arid lands, it was evident that the other climatic excesses that they sought to expand the focus to were also a perennial problem that disrupted life whenever tragedies occurred.
General Sylvain Ekenge, the FARDC spokesperson, issued a statement on Tuesday night, declaring the army's decision to disassociate from the FDLR. Ekenge cautioned that any FARDC soldier found in alliance with the FDLR would face arrest and legal repercussions.
DRC has repeatedly accused Rwanda and Uganda of backing the M23 rebels, a claim that both countries and the rebels vehemently deny. During his presidential campaign in Kinshasa, the incumbent president, Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo disclosed that he decided to sever ties with Rwandan President Paul Kagame.
The experts made the call on Monday at the ongoing 55th General Assembly of the African Airlines Association – AFRAA at the Munyonyo Commonwealth Speke Resort in Kampala. The three-day event that started on 19-21 November 2023 is being conducted under the theme, “Strides to Transform Aviation for Development.”
The election, scheduled for December 20, 2022, overseen by the country’s Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI), has attracted 25 candidates vying against the incumbent Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, who seeks a second term.
Addressing a media conference on Saturday evening at Bunagana town in Rutshuru territory, Bisimwa argued that the deployment of SDC troops will make the government understand that it is on a wrong path because president Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo is intentionally dodging dialogue with M23
Currently, the road system is made of two-lane single-carriageway bitumen sections that are heavily congested due to increased traffic volumes for both cargo and passengers, which leads to delays and higher costs of doing business.
The Burundian army emphasizes that these slanderous assertions constitute a serious insult with regard to the professionalism with which its troops carry out their mission wherever they are deployed. The Burundian soldiers have never collaborated with any armed group and never intend to do so. These malicious remarks are considered to have ulterior intentions, “says Colonel Biyereke.
Lieutenant Colonel Ndjike Kaiko Guillaume, the DRC army spokesperson for North Kivu province, reported that M23 initiated an attack in Kibaya and Kalake in the Virunga Park, west of Kibumba, with the aim of breaching a passage leading to Mutaho in the Kibati Groupement, approximately 12 kilometers from Goma city.
During an ad-hoc operational meeting with Commanding Officers and personnel on Friday, Colonel Hyeroba expressed his concerns about the escalating security threats in the East African Community Regional Force (EACRF) areas of operation in Kiwanja, Rutshuru territory, and emphasized the need for troops from Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, and South Sudan to remain vigilant and prepared for any situation.
Joseph Mawa, the commissioner of Morobo County in Central Equatoria State explains that the ban on the transit of fuel via the Oraba-Kaya border has greatly crippled services in health facilities and schools in his county over the last one and half years since the relay on generators for their operations which used fuel.