U.S. under pressure over Rwanda involvement in Congo fighting

JUNIOR D. KANNAH / AFP/GETTY IMAGES A youth identified as a 16-year-old corporal in the Rwandan armed forces sits with other prisoners in Kinshasha, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The government accuses Rwanda of supporting rebels fighting in eastern Congo.   GOMA, Congo — It was not the bullet lodged in the officer’s gut, or the botched operation… Read More

Horrific Ambush on DR Congo Doctor: Dr. Denis Mukwege

 Denis Mukwege Mukengere is the founder and medical director of Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was attacked in his home tonight at gunpoint. Exactly one month ago he was addressing the United Nations about the crisis that he faces every day in the Congo with the women who are victims of sexual violence. He said in… Read More

UNSC condemns M23, expressed deep concern by neighbors support of Mutineers

 Security Council Presidential Statement on the situation in eastern DRC 1. The Security Council expresses its deep concern regarding the deteriorating security and humanitarian crisis in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) due to ongoing military and other destabilizing activities of the 23 March Movement (M23) as well as other armed groups.  2. The Security Council strongly condemns the… Read More

HRW confirms today Kagame’s ongoing and unscrupulous support to M23

 BY: Ambrose Nzeyimana Young people without official employment across Rwanda are being round up. On 23/08/12, this group was taken into police custody in Rusizi area. A similar exercise was performed this week in Kimicanga area of Kigali – the Rwandan capital. Sources in the country confirm that some of these young people end up forcibly given accelerated military training… Read More

The South African movement of yesterday is the Congo Movement of today

By Jennifer Fierberg with Kambale Musavuli The war in the D.R. Congo is not improving and is actually getting worse by the day. The M23 rebel group backed by the Rwandan Military has been terrorizing the Eastern Region of the Congo for many months. Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced, raped or killed. The International Community has begun… Read More

Will it ever be safe to speak up in Rwanda?

By: Jennifer Fierberg, MSW It has been another interesting week in the confusion and danger that is Rwandan politics. Frank Habineza, President of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda has announced his return to Rwanda to register his party and run for parliament. This move has sparked many online discussions as to his motives, timing and speculations of him being… Read More

Sweden freezes Rwanda aid after rebel backing

Sweden announced Monday that it was provisionally suspending aid to Rwanda pending clarification of reports that the central African nation has backed rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo. “We have chosen to hold off with aid to shed light on what is going on Congo and how they (the Rwandan authorities) are involved,” Cooperation Minister Gunilla Carlsson told public… Read More

Rwanda: Making money while breaking the backs of the deprived

By: Jennifer Fierberg, MSW On August 3, 2012 the US government sent a strongly worded message to the Government of Rwanda regarding their continued support of the M23 rebel group in the eastern part of the DR Congo. The letter specifically states in part that: “We are writing as a bipartisan group of legislators to express our deep concern about… Read More

Behind The Presidential Curtains: A Summon to my good old Comrades

With the on-going continued cut of President Kagame’s Foreign aid by his long time Western sponsors for the last week or so due to his continued cruelty to our Congolese brethren I feel compelled to speak on this subject. Kagame has done this by directly supporting the M23 rebel group which is on the brink of capturing the city of… Read More