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Rwanda Hands Over Killed DRC Soldiers
Rwanda has handed over three bodies of Congolese soldiers killed in the recent exchange of fire at the two countries’ border.
Rwanda Defence Force says Congolese crossed into Rwandan territory while DRC forces say the incident happened inside Congo.
The Expanded Joint Verification Mechanism (EVJM) officials have since commenced investigations to establish the cause and scene of the incident.
“In a humanitarian move, RDF requested EJVM to convince the FARDC side to accept the bodies of the dead FARDC soldiers while the investigation is going on,” RDF said in a statement on Sunday night.
A ceremony was held on Saturday 17 February 2018 at around 4:00pm, where the RDF officially handed over the remains of the three FARDC soldiers and military equipment to the FARDC, in the presence of the EJVM at Rubavu border Post known as ‘Grande Barrière.
Rwanda said it requested EVJM to investigate the “violation of Rwanda’s territorial integrity by the FARDC (Forces Armées de la République Démocratique du Congo – Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo).”
The two countries’ forces have previously fought at the same border point.
Museveni Pays Special Tribute to NRM’s Amule Family
The President, who visited the family members of the late Amule yesterday evening, to express his condolences upon the death of Amule, described the deceased as an NRM supported who was selfless in the service of Uganda.
He said that the late Amule was always ready to offer his personal wealth and services, such as transport means, in order to carry out the mobilization of the people in the entire West Nile Sub-Region.
The late Amule who was a prominent businessman in Koboko, passed on recently passed recently as a result of diabetes at the age of 67 years.
The late Amule who was a prominent businessman in the area died at 67 years in the recent past after succumbing diabetes.