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'New era' for DR Congo and Rwanda

BBC News - August 6, 2009

Joseph Kabila and Paul Kagame in GomaThe leaders of Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo have pledged to boost economic and security ties, hailing an "all new era" after a rare meeting. The talks took place 13 years after the neighbours broke diplomatic relations.
Spain judge indicts Rwanda forces

BBC News - February 6, 2009

James KabarebeA judge in Spain has issued international arrest warrants for 40 Rwandan soldiers accused of mass killings following the 1994 genocide. The judge said that, after taking power, the army under Mr Kagame carried out mass killings of Hutus in Rwanda and in refugee camps in what was then neighbouring Zaire.
Mixed Reaction Greets Rwandan Troops in DRC to Fight Rebels

VOA News - January 21, 2009

Great Lakes - Kivu provincesThere is mixed reaction after residents in the restive town of Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province heard announcement that Rwandan forces are in the country to fight rebels. This comes after Kinshasa invited Kigali troops to chase down the Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda rebels after a recent agreement last year between Congo President Joseph Kabila and Rwanda President Paul Kagame.
Sweden Suspends Aid to Rwanda Following UN Report

VOA News - December 17, 2008

Great Lakes - Kivu provincesSweden has announced it is cutting aid to Rwanda following a United Nations report indicating the country is supporting Tutsi rebels in their fight against the government in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In a statement Wednesday, the Swedish government said it is taking the report seriously and has stopped payment on the more than $10 million in aid it was scheduled to send to Rwanda.
UN Accuses Rwanda's Paul Kagame of Supporting Warlord Laurent Nkunda

Congo News Agency - December 12, 2008

Paul Kagame and Laurent NkundaA United Nations panel of experts has once again accused Rwanda's President Paul Kagame and his government of supporting warlord Laurent Nkunda in his years-long killing spree in eastern Congo. A report presented to the Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council on Friday says that Rwandan authorities "have been complicit in the recruitment of soldiers, including children, have facilitated the supply of military equipment and have sent officers and units" from the Rwandan army to help warlord Laurent Nkunda.
Human Rights Watch: Increase Peacekeepers in Eastern Congo

Human Rights Watch - November 11, 2008

Kivu - Congo - IDPsThe civilian toll continues to rise, including killings in the town of Kiwanja in North Kivu on November 4-5 that Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Congo Alan Doss described as war crimes in a statement on November 7.
DR Congo displaced threatened by criminal abuses and spread of diseases, warns UN

UN News - November 11, 2008

Ban Ki-moonSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon today warned that the perpetrators of recent targeted killings of civilians, looting and rape in the war-torn east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will face justice.
Why Congolese Hope Barack Obama Wins U.S. Presidential Election

Congo News Agency - November 4, 2008

Barack ObamaA bill introduced by U.S. Senator Barack Obama, in his first year in the Senate, supports the Congolese government position that the presence of Rwandan Hutu militias (FLDR) and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in eastern Congo is being used as a "pretext" by Rwanda and Uganda to continue their "interference" in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Ban Ki-moon appoints Olusegun Obasanjo as his Special Envoy to the DRC

UN News - November 4, 2008

Olusegun Obasanjo“The conflict along the Rwandan and Congolese border has gone on too long, with catastrophic consequences,” Mr. Ban said. “We need peace – an end to fighting so that the region’s people can enjoy a measure of stability and prosperity.”
No Popular Support for Laurent Nkunda in Congo

Congo News Agency - October 31, 2008

Kivu - Congo - IDPsLaurent Nkunda’s new argument for continuing his unpopular war is that he wants “to liberate the entire country”. This assertion would be laughable if it didn’t have such tragic consequences. The vast majority of Congolese do not support his rebellion. Congolese have never supported, and will never support, a rebellion backed by Rwanda. The rebels have lots of guns, and support in Rwanda, but they lack popular support in Congo.







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