By Ahura Mujuni Mark
Heads of State from the Great Lakes Region are meeting in Kampala to find a solution to the on going war on Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
The meeting of the 11-member International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) — the seventh such summit held to try to find a lasting solution — comes amid a recent upsurge in violence .Congolese troops, backed by a special United Nations force, launched a fresh assault against the M23 army mutineers in the turbulent North-Kivu province late last month.The recent fighting has caused more Congolese to flee to Uganda.
Rwanda’s president ,Paul Kagame ,Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni ,and Tanzania’s Jakaya Kikwete have already arrived at Commonwealth Resort Munyonyo .
Joseph Kabila of DRC is also expected.UN special envoy Mary Robinson and African Union Commission chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma are also due to attend to push leaders to revive stalled peace efforts.