The court’s verdict represents a telling blow to the Irish Government, who have insisted on maintaining strong financial links with the Museveni regime in Uganda - despite some reservations on the part of ministers Dermot Ahern and Conor Lenihan.
My attempts over recent years, at meetings of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs, to drive home the seriousness of this situation proved unsuccessful in one meeting after another.
In fact, I was told that some of the information was inaccurate and that Uganda had not invaded the Congo.
Hopefully, this latest confirmation of Uganda’s role in the rape of the Congo will prompt the Irish Government finally to recognise the folly of channelling taxpayers’ funds (€33 million this year) through this discredited Ugandan regime.
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