Feb 9, 2023

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Paul Kagame, Felix Tshisekedi meet for first time since fresh Rwanda-DRC fallout

Rwandan President Paul Kagame and President Felix Tshisekedi meet in Nairobi for the first time since Kinshasa accused Kigali of supporting the M23 rebels.

The Nairobi State House meeting is the third conclave of East African Community on DR Congo Conflict Convened by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Read:Uhuru Hosts EAC Meeting to Discuss Congo Conflict

Other presidents present are Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni , Burundi’s Evariste Ndayishimiye and South Sudan’s Salva Kiir.

Kigali has repeatedly denied supporting the rebels.

On Wednesday, President Kenyatta called for the Deployed a regional EAC force in eastern DRC to restore peace, but Kinshasa said it would not accept Rwanda’s participation in the operation Complete deployment of the joint force. The East African has learned that her report was presented to heads of state by Kenya’s chief of defense forces Read:Uhuru wants to set foot in DRC

Also read:DRC agrees to deploy EAC forces without Rwandan army

EAC Secretary General Peter Mathukiis was also present.