Diplomatic tensions between Tanzania and Rwanda appeared set to escalate as the two countries once again traded accusation over the latter’s alleged backing of rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. TEA Graphic
This is not the first time the countries are trading barbs. Tension was initially sparked off by President Jakaya Kikwete’s suggestion that the Rwandan government should hold peace talks with the FDLR rebel group to end violence in the eastern DRC.
Sources say the soured relations between the two vitiates the atmosphere required to promote the integration process during Heads of State Summit needed to sign off on key protocols.