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L'agression ougandaise contre le Congo s'invite au debat entre les candidats presidentiels à Kampala

Presidential Debate: Mbabazi Defends Museveni on Congo
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The presidential candidates attending a debate in Kampala on Saturday night
The presidential candidates attending a debate in Kampala on Saturday night

By: Kenneth Kazibwe
Feb 14,2016
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Former Prime Minister and ex minister for security has defended Uganda’s invasion of Democratic Republic of Congo saying it was not illegal as claimed by many.
During the second Presidential Debate as Serena Hotel in Kampala on Saturday, opposition strongman Dr. Kizza Besigye was tasked to comment on Uganda’s debt problem and said it was as a result of what he termed as an unconstitutional behaviour of government.
“Our big debt came about because of our government’s unconstitutional behaviour (of attacking the DRC) which was not acting on behalf of the people,” Besigye said.
The FDC strongman said Museveni should have obtained consent from Parliament before sending troops to Congo in the 1990s.
However in response, President Museveni defended government saying the occupation of DRC was an act of defending the country against foreign invaders who has become a security threat.

“We invaded DRC to defend ourselves as it was harbouring our enemies. We could not accept ADF to attack us. The whole Rwenzori is now peaceful and Besigye can now go there and campaign as he wants,” Museveni said.
However this attracted another response from Besigye saying that Museveni ought to protect the country as president but he has to do it within the confines of the law.
Interestingly, former defence minister Amama Mbabazi responded to this, saying that the invasion of DRC was not illegal and that the Shs10bn fine was slapped on Uganda for losing the court case.
“Our presence in DRC wasn’t illegal. We lost the case because there was evidence of plunder,” Mbabazi said attracting another response from President Museveni.
“I offered to go to Hague as a witness but I was stopped. The bottom line is none can joke with the security of Uganda as long as I am still president,” Museveni added.
In 1999, the then Democratic Republic of Congo President Laurent Desire Kabila sued the Uganda government at the International Court of Justice accusing it of plundering resources in the country.
In 2005, the court in Hague, Netherlands granted the DRC’s request of Shs10Bn fine to Uganda.

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