The rumour had been circulating for several days in Kinshasa, but now there seems to be some confirmation. On 26 November, Tshisekedi gave his Ugandan counterpart, Yoweri Museveni, permission to send his troops to Ituri and North Kivu. Several diplomatic sources have verified this information.
The Congolese head of state has informed Bintou Keita, the head of Monusco, of his decision to allow the entry of the Ugandan military (UPDF). According to one of our sources, however, Tshisekedi has only given a verbal agreement and his Ugandan counterpart is now waiting for written confirmation.
The main objective of this operation in the DRC, which Museveni has been insisting on for several years, is to combat the ADF, an armed Ugandan group that has been active in the two concerned provinces for several years. This announcement comes a week after a double explosion in Kampala on 16 November,
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