President Museveni, who gave a brief history of the linkages of the people of the Great Lakes’ Region, pointed out that leaders fought together under the umbrella of Pan African Fighters for East, Central and Southern Africa and the liberators met in Mwanza, Tanzania in 1958 and later in Addis Ababa in 1964. He noted that African countries liberated themselves after independence in 1961 and 1964 citing Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Angola and South Africa. He paid tribute to the great leaders who actively joined in the struggle and included Tanzania’s late Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia, late General Samora Machel of Mozambique, late Agustino Neto of Angola, President Eduardo dos Santos of Angola, President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, the late John Garang of the Republic of South Sudan, President Salva Kiir of South Sudan, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, the late Fred Rwingyema of Rwanda, the late President Laurent Kabila of the DRC, Mzee Nelson Mandela and the late Oliver Tambo both of South Africa."On Congo's Mobutu however:
"The President said that when the independence of the DRC was disrupted by the schemes of imperialists, the East African countries and Congo Brazzaville, took the correct stand by resisting those schemes and Africa assisted the people of the DRC to get rid of the puppet regime of Mobutu"Typical empty revolutionary rhetoric at a meeting aiming to support the election rigging process in Congo.