The pro-Obote forces which unsuccessfully invaded Uganda are back in Tanzania. This was revealed by?
The pro-Obote forces which unsuccessfully invaded Uganda are back in Tanzania. This was revealed by Mr. Daudi Mwakawago, Tanzanian Minister of Information, at a press conference on Tuesday (26 Sept). It was the first time that Tanzania had admitted that the invasion began from their territory.
The Minister refused to discuss what Tanzania plans to do with the pro-Obote forces -- though some observers believe Uganda's President Amin may demand a curtailment to the activities of the "exile army" when he negotiates a settlement with Tanzania.
Mr Mwakawago said Tanzania did not plan to invade Uganda, and is looking forward to the tripartite conference at which Somalia will mediate between Tanzania and Uganda. Somalia has already produced an interim proposal which includes banning troop movements in the areas on both sides of the Tanzania-Uganda border. Tanzania's Foreign Minister, Mr John Malecela, has flown to the Somali capital, Mogadishu, and observers expect the talks to start on Saturday.
SYNOPSIS: In the Tanzanian capital, Dar-es-Sallam, politicians are busy preparing for peace talks with Uganda, expected to start in Somalia on Saturday. Meanwhile Tanzania's information minister, Mr Daudi Mwakawago, has been discussing the situation at a press conference.