The Untold Stories: Does Foreign Aid to Rwanda, Fuel Congo Violence?

By: Jacquline Umurungi, Brussels        Conflict and humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo have taken the lives of 5.4 million people since 1998 and continue to leave as many as 45,000 dead every month, according to a major International Rescue Committee study. The liberal democrat MP in UK representing Portsmouth South with his colleagues has argued that the UK taxpayer’s money should not be used by the Rwandan government to fuel the conflict in Congo. The UK is Rwanda’s biggest direct aid donor, giving £83m a…

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