Jump to navigation

Vol 37 No 25

Published 13th December 1996


Border brothers

As Zaïre's conflict spreads, Kampala is now fighting or backing rebels on three borders

The chaos in Zaïre was bound to spill across Uganda's dangerous western border and reignite some old rebellions. The latest flash-point is in Uganda's south-western corner, where it meets Zaïre and Rwanda amid wild and remote mountains. In November, rebels calling themselves the Allied Democratic Forces occupied the three Ugandan villages of Bwera, Mpondwe and Karambi; in September, they had seized a border post on the Rwandan frontier. They held the post for only a day, the towns for a week. Kampala says the fighters came over from Zaïre. Local people say the men who drove them back wore not Ugandan army uniforms but Rwandan army uniforms; Kampala denies this.

End of preview - This article contains approximately 963 words.

End of preview

Subscribers: Log in now to read the complete article.

Account Holders: Log in now and use your Account Credit to buy this article. No Credit? Top up your Account now.

If you are logged in, but still cannot access the full text of this article, email customer services or telephone us on +44(0)1638 743633.