Uganda: June 7, 2000


It looks like the ceasefire and withdrawal from Kisangani didn't occur as planned. Maybe its hard to leave a diamond town after all. On June 5 several sources reported that Rwandan Patriotic Army (RPA) troops and Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) troops were once again fighting again in and around the northeastern Congo (DRC) city of Kisangani. On June 6, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni confirmed that the battle was continuing and accused Rwandan forces of renewing the conflict in Kisangani. On June 7 , Rwanda asked the UN Security Council for an emergency meeting to help end the fighting between Rwandan and Ugandan forces in Kisangani, DRC. Rwanda accused Uganda of starting the fighting in Kisangani.


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