Uganda and Rwanda historically have been closely linked, with each playing a key role in the other’s political development, but all that could now be in peril.
From June to November this year, at least 526 civilians were killed and 1,087 abducted or kidnapped for ransom in eastern DRC.
After its peacekeeepers were killed in South Sudan and Mali, many Chinese citizens demanded revenge.
In the past UN could count on the presence of Ugandan soldiers and US special forces in parts of the country but their mission has now ended and a dangerous “security vacuum” is emerging.
The Christian-vs-Muslim dynamic has changed to intra-Muslim fighting along ethnic lines, and government control is restricted to the capital.
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