Ugandan Contingent troops under the East Africa Community Regional Force (EACRF) on Monday, May 1, 2023 deployed in Mabenga, completing the contingent’s deployment in the Joint Operation Area.
Mabenga is a 50km distance from Bunagana border of Uganda and DRC.
Uganda has troops in Bunagana, Chengerero and Rutshuru/Kiwanja to enhance the Protection of Civilians, opening up of the Bunagana-Rutshuru-Rumangabo-Goma MSR for the free flow of people and goods and enhance humanitarian support to the population.
Full deployment of troops into the Eastern DRC has seen observance of ceasefire.
EACRF remains resilient, committed and determined to the peace and stability process in Eastern DRC while upholding and respecting the DRC constitution, sovereignty, and territorial integrity.