Heads of State of Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda meet in Mombasa
The Heads of State of Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda met in the Kenyan city of Mombasa on Wednesday to discuss how to develop the infrastructure between their countries in order to stimulate development. The focus was mainly on railway, road and port development, the construction of an oil pipeline and electricity generation. At the end of the meeting they launched a new dock at the port of Mombasa. The dock is expected to increase the capacity of the port by 33 percent. The port handles the imports and exports of the three countries. In another development, tension is building up between the president of Tanzania, Jakya Kikwete, and the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, following the suggestion by the Tanzanian leader in May that the government in Kigali should begin peace talks with the militia group that carried out the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. Mr. Kagame ruled out talks with the militias but Kikwete condemned his uncompromising position saying it would continue to undermine peace in the Great lakes region. The general attitude in Rwanda is that President Kikwete is a sympathizer of the Interahamwe militias who carried out the genocide.