M23 Warn DRC Army

In what appears as the latest escalation of tensions in Eastern Congo, the rebel M23 Movement has given the DRC government an ultimatum of 48 hours to vacate their strategic stronghold Southern town of Kamahoro, Chimp Corps reports. In a press conference held at Silver Springs Hotel in Kampala on Tuesday evening, the leader of M23 peace delegation to Kampala, Rene Abandi, said the attack was “totally unacceptable” and a “crime against peace.” He added: “We have stopped direct contact with the government of DRC on this issue. We shall…

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The FDLR speaks out

By: Jennifer Fierberg The Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo is a hot bed for armed rebel groups engaged in a geostrategic power struggle for the control of minerals and territory. One such group is the FDLR which is a rebel group from Rwanda that fled after the 1994 genocide made up of primarily Hutu refugees. This group is considered an enemy to Rwandans and the current ruling party in Rwanda seeks to exterminate this group. A few international actors have called for the Government of Rwanda to…

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The war rages on….

By Jennifer Fierberg The Land of a Thousand Hills is now accusing the land of a thousand rumors of bombing on its territory. Rwanda has released a series of tweets stating that the  arm in DRC (FARDC) has shelled two areas on Rwanda. No injuries were reported as of publication. Further, Rwanda’s proxy army, the M23 rebel group, is accusing FARDC of imbedding FDLR (Hutu rebels in DRC) and assisting them in fighting the M23. This alphabet soup of a situation all boils down to Rwanda wanting to attack Eastern…

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