An Open Note to President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron Your Excellences, In 1994 both of you were still young in distinguished political journeys that eventually placed you at the pinnacles of power in the United States and the United Kingdom. You recall that 1994 was a watershed moment in Rwanda that gave birth to a national tragedy-that of genocide-… Read More

Arms Embargo on Rwanda is of Paramount Necessity

Mandatory United Nations Security Council arms embargo on Rwanda is of paramount necessity. By Charles KAMBANDA A general and complete UNSC arms embargo on all deliveries of weapons and military equipment to Rwanda is the ideal remedy to save millions of innocent civilians in Rwanda, DRC and Rwandan’s neighboring countries. A mandatory arms embargo on Rwanda is the only viable alternative… Read More

Rwanda, M23 and the UNSC

By Jennifer Fierberg   Rwandan President Paul Kagame speaks at the United Nations. The United Nations demonstrated hypocrisy in its decision to grant Rwanda a seat on its Security Council (UNSC) despite the country’s well-documented history of destabilization in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo.  The UN’s actions are antithetical to the stated goals and vision of… Read More

UN approves DR Congo ‘intervention brigade’

  Security Council unanimously approves first-ever “offensive” brigade to battle rebel groups in DR Congo.         Brigade has been established to serve for one year “on an exceptional basis and without creating a precedent” The UN Security Council has unanimously approved the first-ever “offensive” UN peacekeeping brigade to battle rebels groups in the Democratic Republic of… Read More

U.N. Security Council allows drones for eastern Congo

 By Michelle Nichols (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council has given a green light for peacekeepers to use surveillance drones in eastern Democratic Republic of Congoafter weeks of delay over concerns of Russia, Chinaand Rwanda about the use of aerial spy equipment. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon wrote to the 15-member council late last month to advise that peacekeepers in Congo planned to use unmanned aerial… Read More

Rwanda’s Rampaging Rebel Force

by: Philippe Bolopion Published in: International Herald Tribune Despite supporting a brutal rebel group in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda is about to take a seat on the U.N. Security Council. Few countries dare challenge the Security Council the way Rwanda does; even fewer get away with it. Yet on Tuesday, despite backing an abusive rebel group that has attacked U.N. peacekeepers 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
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Rwanda joins UN Security Council despite damning Congo report

 Congolese ambassador declares 'sad day for Africa' as Rwanda joins council in spite of accusations it backs DRC rebellion Rwanda's election to the UN Security Council on Thursday was branded a major embarrassment in the wake of a UN report claiming that the country is fuelling a violent uprising in a neighbouring country. Rwanda was unopposed in its bid for... Read More