Research by the Congo Research Group at New York University and Ebuteli, a Congolese research institute, says that Uganda’s crackdown on ADF rebels in eastern DR Congo, a mission launched jointly with Kinshasa, is driven in part by a desire to protect Ugandan oil interests. “The Ugandan intervention has already had far-reaching geopolitical repercussions,” says the report, claiming that “the operation has rankled Rwanda and was one of the reasons for the reemergence of the M23 rebellion”. The AFP news agency reports that the DRC has meanwhile accused Rwanda of helping the M23’s resurgence — a claim that the Rwandan government has denied — and in recent days both sides have accused the other of carrying out cross-border strikes. To read more on this story visit the Future Media website.
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