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Museveni in Addis Ababa to discuss DRC

By David Lumu

Added 17th January 2019 04:38 PM

The summit will discuss a number of issues and assess the current political situation in the DRC

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The summit will discuss a number of issues and assess the current political situation in the DRC

Several African leaders, including President Yoweri Museveni and his Rwandan counterpart, Paul Kagame, have today arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, ahead of the high level summit on the post-election situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Kagame, who is chairperson of the African Union, will chair the DRC summit, which kicks off today evening.

Kagame and Museveni will be joined by heads of state from the Southern African Development Community (SADC), East African Community (EAC), Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the Great Lakes Region to forge away forward for the post-DRC election that saw opposition candidate, Felix Tshisekedi, win the hotly contested vote.

“I arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, this afternoon to attend the Africa Union Heads of State High level Consultation meeting on the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo,” Museveni on Twitter.

South Africa leader Cyril Ramaphosa, will also attend the DRC summit.

“The summit will discuss a number of issues and assess the current political situation in the DRC following the general election,” Ramaphosa tweeted.

Martin Fayulu, another opposition leader in the race, has since challenged Tshisekedi’s win in court while President Joseph Kabila’s anointed candidate, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary conceded defeat.

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