Well-places sources within Rwanda and Uganda, the two countries accused of supporting the M23, say leaders of both countries are far from happy about the direction a UN intervention in the DRC is taking. Both will bear the responsibility of accommodating refugees who will try and flee the fighting. Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni is said to be equ8ally angry that his efforts to reconcile the warring faction in the DRC may be wasted if FIB starts its operations.
Mr Museveni who happens to be the current Chairman of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region is said to be utterly dismayed that the region has not been left alone to try and find a solution to problems in the DRC. His input in other areas of dispute especially in Somalia is highly respected.
Expressing solidarity with the people and the communities of the DRC who have suffered for so long from the conflict, Mrs Robinson pledged her strongest efforts to encourage a full and rigorous implementation of the peace agreement, which she has dubbed “a framework of hope.” She said she was encouraged by her discussions thus far and would also be “straight and direct” if she felt the process was not moving forward adequately. According to our sources, many Congolese in her audience were happy to receive a person from the UN who wasn’t threatening them with war.