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EU threatens to reduce aid to combattants

The European Union (EU) threatened yesterday to decrease aid to countries involved in the DRC conflict if a political settlement was not reached. In a statement received today (Thursday) by IRIN and issued at a donors’ meeting on Uganda, the EU stressed the need for dialogue and called for an immediate ceasefire and the withdrawal of all foreign troops from the country. It added that it recognised Uganda’s “legitimate security concerns” but found it “doubtful” that the “military presence and activity up to 700 km from the Ugandan border solely serves that purpose.”


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