Museveni Blames African Wars on Tribalism, Says Uganda Will Never Invite UN Peace Keepers
Museveni: Uganda is not a Failed State, We can Never Invite UN peace keepers
Uganda’s three-decade president Yoweri Museveni has vowed never to invite UN peace keepers in Uganda because the east African country is secure.
On Thursday, Museveni launched an Global Peace Leadership Conference (GPLC) app at State House Entebbe.
Former Zanzibar leader Abeid Karume attended the launch.
The event happened ahead of a Kampala Global Peace Leadership conference in August in which the DR Conflict and the refugee situation will top the agenda.
Mr Museveni said sectarianism and the collapse of the state structure has destroyed DRC
Museveni said wars in Africa sprung from tribalism and religious sectarianism.
“Those conflicts [such as the ones in DR Congo] are centred on a number of problems,” noted Museveni.
“One of the problems is conflicts of identity, tribalism and religious sectarianism-like the conflict between Lendu and the Hema.”
Over the years, analysts have complained of tribalism under Museveni’s government.
WHY MUSEVENI WILL NEVER INVITE UN PEACE KEEPERS
Museveni argued that inviting peace keepers would be an admission that Uganda is a failed state.
“You have a country, which does not have an Army, which depends on UN,” started Museveni.
“For me to invite the UN into Uganda would be a vote of no-confidence in ourselves. Why can we not guarantee our own stability?”
The president emphasized; “We would never invite the UN to come and fight our wars. If there is no fighting to be done, we fight ourselves because we are here.”