Does the U.S. Support Destabilization in the DR Congo?

By: Jennifer Fierberg, MSW One of the most profound and saddening statement I have read recently was made by Kambale Musuvuli, a Congolese activist and spokesperson for Friends of the Congo; he said, “Congo is a test for humanity. Future generations will ask why it took two decades to stop killing of Congolese reaching 6 million dead.” Why indeed. The more one follows the developments in Central Africa the angrier one should become.  Weeks ago a subcommittee hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives was held with guest speakers including…

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‘I would go down in flames if that is what is required’ – Ambassador Susan Rice

 Susan Rice, the current U.S. Ambassador to the U.N has been the target of a media and twitter frenzy calling on her to take swift and concise action in Central Africa by imposing sanctions on the Rwandan Government for backing M23 rebel group that is currently terrorizing Eastern Congo in both weaponry and military orders. Yet, she has remained silent. Much as she did in 1994 in President Bill Clinton’s administration. Rice was quoted making unsavory comments to the French Envoy to the UN about the DRC which have left a bad taste in the mouths of many concerned political analysts.

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Opposition still under attack In Rwanda

 By: Jennifer Fierberg

In the wise and profound words of Winston Churchill:

“You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police … yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home — all the more powerful because forbidden — terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.” ― Winston Churchill, Blood, Sweat and Tears

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Guinea-Bissau acting president, PM arrested in apparent military coup

STORY HIGHLIGHTS NEW: Acting president and prime minister are arrested by military, U.N. official says Those behind the coup attempt have no intention to stay in power, they say Coup group says Guinea-Bissau government signed secret deal with Angola The deal allows Angolan troops to attack Guinea-Bissau military, the group says   (CNN) — Guinea-Bissau’s military has arrested acting President Raimundo Pereira and Prime Minister Carlos Gomes Junior during an apparent coup, said Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Rice, who is also the current president of the…

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