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Museveni, Nguesso, Tshisekedi Togolese President Discuss Coups In West Africa, Trade

President Museveni on Saturday joined his counterparts from Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo Brazzaville and Togo to discuss among others coups and security in Africa.

The mini-summit held in the Republic of Congo’s Oyo town in the Cuvette region was organized by President Denis Sassou Nguesso.

According to a joint communication, the four Leaders discussed in length the happenings in several parts of the continent, especially West Africa where coups have become a frequent occasion.

Several government’s especially in West Africa have in the past three years been overthrown, with the one in Burkina Faso being the latest.

At the end of Last Month, the military overthrew President Roch Marc Kabore in the fourth coup in West Africa in the Last 17months with military takeovers in Mali and a failed attempt in Niger.

President Museveni last month suggested that the current problem of coups facing the African governments especially in the Western part of the continent can be dealt with when leaders come together to find lasting solutions.

“Here we have built some strength. We have 6000 soldiers in Somalia and have done some work there. Africa should not allow those novices to disturb our peace and agenda. We shall get in touch with West African leaders to harmonize our thinking,” Museveni said during the Liberations Day celebrations on January, 26 at Kololo Independence grounds.

The four heads of state agreed that, they will regularly meet to continue strengthening dialogue regarding policy and security, regional and international issues.

The president’s also discussed about the presence of Ugandan troops in DRC in a joint operation with Congolese forces against the Allied Democratic Forces.

“The heads of states were delighted by the success already realized by the Ugandan and Congolese armed forces. The President of Togo and the President of the Republic of Congo promised their full support to the military joint operations by the two countries,” a statement said.

The Ugandan army, UPDF recently opened a third offensive attack route against the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) operating in Ituri province and North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo as part of Operation Shuja.

As Raghavji Gandi once said, “This is my country, that is your country; these are the conceptions of narrow souls-to the liberal minded the whole world is a family,”. The act done by the four heads of state is Pan-Africanism at great play.

 

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