African involvement in Malian conflict - Congolese opposition party, the Pan-African Union for Social Democracy (UPADS), on Friday denounced what it called “Africa’s weak participation” in resolving the Malian crisis.
While hailing the French intervention in Mali, the Secretary General of UPADS, Pascal Tsaty Mabiala, said: “The current situation has underscored how weak the African Union has quickly addressed crises plaguing the African continent."
He said "The fact the France which is a former colonial power took the lead in resolving the crisis does not give honour to the African continent. This has only dented the credibility of the continental bloc.
“We are only playing a supporting role to the French forces on the ground in their efforts to help a brotherly African country regain its territorial integrity."
UPADS is the most effective opposition party in Congo.