East Africa: Back from The Brink

Back from The Brink

The two nations were moving close to war last week when Presidents Daniel arap Moi of Kenya and Yoweri Museveni of Uganda met at the Kenyan border town of Malaba. By the time the feuding leaders rose two hours later, the tensions were largely resolved. Said an elated Museveni:"All the problems have been ended."

Such an outcome seemed unlikely two weeks ago, when Kenyan troops killed 20 Ugandan soldiers in border skirmishes. The fighting capped months of animosity over Ugandan charges that the pro-Western Moi was sheltering rebels against the Marxist-oriented Museveni regime. Responding that Uganda had sent 200 Kenyan boys...

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