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Tomorrow, Museveni and regional leaders will meet in Nairobi to address security.

President Museveni is expected in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, to meet with other regional leaders to discuss a variety of concerns.

Félix Tshisekedi (DRC), Uhuru Kenyatta (Kenya), and Rwanda’s Paul Kagame are among the other leaders expected to attend.

While the meeting’s agenda is unknown, the Nile Post has learned that the subject of regional security, particularly in the Democratic Republic of Congo, will be a focus.

The meeting takes place just days after the Democratic Republic of the Congo was officially admitted to the East African Community, and each of the countries in attendance has a variety of interests in the bloc’s newest members.

As a result, everyone in the region is concerned about the safety of the newest member.

Uganda is particularly pleased that the Democratic Republic of Congo has joined the East African Community, as the government strives to expand the market for its excess exports.

President Museveni has argued that DRC joining the East African Community will expand the market for commodities by adding another 80 million people, bringing the total population of the East African Community to nearly 300 million.

Despite the inclusion of DRC to the EAC, there is still a security issue, particularly in Eastern DRC, that needs to be addressed.

For example, along the Ugandan border, fighting is currently taking place between Congolese FADRC soldiers and the M23 rebel organization.

Despite the rebel group declaring a unilateral truce last week, hostilities with the Congolese army resumed Wednesday.

Fighting is alleged to have restarted in Rutshuru region in the volatile North Province’s Runyoni, Kinyamahura, Kanombe, and Jomba.

As a result, the M23 rebel group will be discussed at tomorrow’s regional leaders summit in Nairobi.


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