Ugandan army reportedly invades Congo


The Democratic Republic of Congo has deployed heavily its Special Forces along the border with Uganda amidst growing allegations that the Uganda army has invaded its territory.

The UPDF, however, denies reports that it had deployed a contingent of soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Army Spokesperson, Lt Col Paddy Ankunda, in a social media Twitter message dismissed the report as untrue.

“Okapi Radio (Congolese radio station), lie not to the world,” Ankunda stated, adding, “UPDF has not crossed into the DRC and has no intention to.”

Yet, the Congolese government forces (FARDC) Commander in the North Kivu province, General Muhindo Akili Mundosi, claims that Uganda forces entered the Democratic Republic of Congo territory through the Rwenzori areas in North-Kivu Province and have been there for a week.

He claims that the soldiers in question are putting on Ugandan army uniforms, bearing the Uganda flag.

He said Congo had deployed heavily to protect its territory.

The Special Forces of Democratic Republic of Congo army (FARDC) are now camped and patrolling the villages of Kalehaleha, Kalindera and Mumbiri.

Sources in the Democratic Republic of Congo indicate that soldiers wearing Uganda army uniform were on the 22nd of April 2015 seen in the villages near Mount Rwenzori.

However, the UPDF denies the claims saying that they are not present in the DR Congo.

Major Ronald Kakurungu, the 2ND Division spokesperson insists that the UPDF has not crossed to the DR Congo and has only Liaison officers in that country and they are working alongside government soldiers.


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