Rwanda’s Kagame in Congo for regional summit

KIGALI –  President Paul Kagame yesterday was the only president who attended the Heads of State and Government of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.

Other East African presidents were represented by their ministers or vice presidents. President Museveni was represented by his Vice Edward Ssekandi.

Museveni is currently in norther Uganda campaigning for the controversial 2017 Land Amendment Bill which is facing resistance from the population because it seeks compulsory acquisition of land by government.

John Magufuli was represented by Augustine Mahiga. President Uhuru Kenyatta who is preparing for presidential election repeat next week didn’t attend.

Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi and Salva Kiir of South Sudan also didn’t attend.

 According to the statement issued by the ICGRL secretariat, the summit was held under the theme “Fast-Tracking Implementation of the Pact to Facilitate Stability and Development in the Great Lakes Region”.

The meeting reviewed the political and security situation in the region.

President Denis Sassou Nguesso, the incoming Chairperson and the host of the Summit paid tribute to the outgoing Chairperson of ICGLR, H.E. João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço of the Republic of Angola and the immediate Former President H.E. Jose Eduardo dos Santos, for having provided “excellent leadership” to the region during his tenure.

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1 comment

rezen Oct 20, 2017 at 6:28 pm

Subject: “Rwanda’s Kagame in Congo for regional summit” by, Oct 20, 2017

Commentary, 20 Oct 2017
Kagame was THE ONLY Head of State present at the summit. That says a volume. But in a nut shell, it reveals the old charade in Africa. It is beyond doubt that African meetings are as useless as falling dry leaves of winter season — crashed into pieces. It is the first open ad glaring admittance of that TRUTH. The ever proud Dictator Kagame must have been twisted inside, regardless of the smile on the photo.

So, where do we go from here? No where!!! Africa has been on the sliding slope of Life and will continue to slide down for ever (evidently). And its voracious leaders, hungry for more MONEY & POWER, will keep on going, aided by NEW style of colonialism from the usual elements of the old West and the NEW ‘smooth operator’ from the East.

In any case, the POOR ORDINARY AFRICAN will keep on EXISTING as always at the very bottom of miserable and wretched existence. As the African incisive saying goes: “IT IS NEITHER DEATH nor LIFE”. I SALUTE THE ANCIENT INSIGHTFUL WISDOM OF AFRICA [*]. THE END

[*]i.e. before diluted by the stench of the so-called “modern” education system for AFRICA>>> arresting the Mind of the AFRICAN CHILD for ever. It is NO less than HISTORICAL CRIME, perpetrated against the BLACK RACE.

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