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French President hosts talks on Rwanda and DR Congo tensions

– – Amid increasing tensions, French President Emmanuel Macron hosted a meeting between leaders of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Tensions have largely been related to the activities of an armed group called M23 in eastern DR Congo which shares borders with Rwanda. M23 had been dormant for years but resumed its attacks last November, making significant gains… Read More

Will the world remain silent with Rwanda and Uganda in DR Congo again?

An interview with international criminal defense attorney and former law professor Peter Erlinder Ann Garrison While international attention is focused on the constitutional crisis in Burundi, Rwandan and Ugandan soldiers have again violated the territorial integrity of DR Congo by sending troops into the country. What are they up to? INTRODUCTION Rwandan and Ugandan troops have been reported in the… Read More

Ban Ki-Moon Admits Failure in DRC

By Jennifer Fierberg Predicts Period of Instability in the Great Lakes Region Just days ago, Senator Russell Feingold, the U.S. special envoy working to stabilize Africa’s Great Lakes region, announced he will give his final speech in this position. His press release stated the following, “On February 24, Senator Feingold will give his final speech as U.S. special envoy at... Read More

DRC government and M23 sign peace deal

  The rebel group agreed to engage in talks in October after suffering defeats against government and UN-backed forces.     M23 rebels, who were once part of the country’s army, mutinied in 2012 The Democratic Republic of Congo government and M23 rebels have signed a peace agreement in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. The deal was announced through an official statement. … Read More

Behind the Presidential Curtains: Gen Kayonga spoke out before his detention

By: Noble Marara Towards the end of M23 war against the FIB, SADC, and FRDC the Rwandan President Paul Kagame consulted his top generals with the idea to seek advice of attacking and helping out the M23 in order to fight the enemy tirelessly and not withdraw. Among those attended the meeting was Gen James Kabarebe, Gen Charles Kayonga and… Read More

Congolese Rebel Group Says It Is Laying Down Arms

Pete Muller for The New York Times Following a string of recent victories on the battlefield by the Congolese Army operating with United Nations support, the group, known as the M23, said that it was ending the 20-month rebellion that had brought renewed instability, uncertainty and conflict to the eastern part of Congo. In a statement, the group’s chairman, Bertrand… Read More

DR Congo: M23 rebels close to defeat after US and Britain urge Rwanda to stay out

The M23 rebel group is made up of hundreds of Congolese soldiers mostly from the Tutsi ethnic group who deserted the national army last year Photo: Reuters   Foreign ministers of America and Britain called president of neighbouring Rwanda to ask him to cut ties with rebels   Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo are close to defeat after the… Read More

ANNUS HORRIBILIS: DEFEATED, WHAT WILL PRESIDENT PAUL KAGAME DO?

In November 2012, I wrote a piece with a title, ‘The Tragedy of Goma’ in which I concluded: “As Goma fell to Rwanda’s troops President Museveni of Uganda and President Kagame of Rwanda, both condemnable co-authors of this latest outrage against the Congolese people, met President Kabila of DRC in Kampala in a sham diplomacy designed to serve him with… Read More