Obasanjo optimistic on DRC peace
VILLAGE URUGWIRO - The UN Secretary General’s special envoy, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, Thursday reiterated his optimism that peace will ultimately come to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Stressing that the on-going peace talks have now “progressed into a substantive phase” the former Head of State, however, pointed out that peace in the DRC is not something that will be attained overnight. He made these remarks at Urugwiro Village, shortly after holding consultations with President Paul Kagame. Obasanjo is facilitating the UN-backed talks between the DRC government and the main rebel group – the National Congress in Defence of the People (CNDP) that resumed in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, early Wednesday.
President Paul Kagame with UN Chief Negotiator for DR Congo and former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo after their meeting at Urugwiro Village yesterday. (PPU Photo).