Tuesday, November 11, 2008

SADC speaks in favor of Congolese army and DRC territorial integrity

The Southern African Development Community (SADC), at an emergency summit in South Africa over the Congolese crisis and developments in Zimbabwe, yesterday, has taken a strong stance in support of Kinshasa's government and army. In the final document emerging from the summit, the 15 SADC regional leaders said that "the security situation in RD Congo threatens the peace and stability of the Great Lakes and Southern African regions", openly accusing the CNDP leaders of having failed to apply "many of the accords signed to restore peace and security in the region of the Great Lakes, on account of the intransigence of Laurent Nkunda", adding that there is a need to "support the Congolese army to protect the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the territory"

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