Rebels ‘not wel­come’

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

KAMPALA: Former Con­golese rebels who have lived in dis­ar­ma­ment camps in Uganda since 2013 are not wel­come in the coun­try and are not Uganda’s prob­lem.

Okello Oryem, state min­is­ter for in­ter­na­tional af­fairs, said he did not know and did not care if rebels were miss­ing from the camps fol­low­ing re­ports that some fighters could have crossed the bor­der into the Demo­cratic Repub­lic of the Congo.

“We never wanted them here, we never in­vited them here, they are not even de­sir­able in Uganda,” he said. “The re­spon­si­bil­ity for M23 lies squarely with the gov­ern­ment of the DRC and the UN, not the gov­ern­ment of Uganda.”

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