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Kerry Calls on Kabila to Honor Constitution

VOA News - May 4, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry with President Joseph Kabila on 5.4.2014U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is calling on Congolese President Joseph Kabila to respect his country's constitution and not run for a third term. The U.S. is pledging additional funding for elections and for helping to demobilize fighters in eastern provinces.
U.S. Sanctions Rwanda Over Use of Child Soldiers by M23 Rebels

Radio Okapi - October 4, 2013

Colonel Sultani Makenga, center, a senior M23 leader, on a hill in eastern Congo, July 2012U.S. authorities announced on Thursday that they have sanctioned Rwanda over the recruitment of child soldiers by the M23 rebels operating in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.  The United Nations and rights groups have accused Kigali of supporting the rebels.
Rwandan Support for M23 Rebels Frustrates Attempts to End Fighting in Eastern Congo

Scott Stearns/VOA News - September 26, 2013

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon greets DR Congo President Joseph KabilaU.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called the attacks being carried out by rebels in Eastern Congo against civilians "appalling". African heads of state met at the United Nations to discuss the conflict, which the United States says Rwanda is fueling by backing those rebels.
Rwanda 'recruiting for M23 rebels'

BBC News - July 31, 2013

More than 800,000 civilians have been displaced because of the M23 rebellionFour Rwandans have told the BBC the army forcibly recruited them to fight for the M23 rebel group in neighbouring eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The four said they were seeking asylum in Uganda after fleeing the fighting.
U.S. Tells Rwanda to Remove Its Military Personel From Eastern Congo

Congo News Agency - July 23, 2013

U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen PsakiThe United States has called on Rwanda to stop all support to the M23 rebels a day after Human Rights Watch published new evidence that Rwanda continues to support the rebels in their campaign of terror across the border in eastern Congo.
Warlord Bosco Ntaganda Turns Himself In at US Embassy in Rwanda

Congo News Agency - March 18, 2013

Bosco NtagandaThe US said on Monday that warlord Bosco Ntaganda has turned himself in at its embassy in Kigali and asked to be transferred to the International Criminal Court, where he is wanted on seven counts of war crimes and three counts of crimes against humanity.
Obama Tells Kagame to Stop Support for M23 Rebels in Eastern Congo

Congo News Agency - December 19, 2012

U.S. President Barack Obama on the phone in the White House Oval Office in 2010U.S. President Barack Obama told Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Tuesday to stop all support for the M23 rebels wreaking havoc in eastern Congo. During a phone call, Mr. Obama warned Mr. Kagame that “any support to the rebel group M23 is inconsistent with Rwanda’s desire for stability and peace.”
The M23 Rebels Want to Overthrow Kabila? Nonsense

Congo News Agency - November 28, 2012

Presidents Joseph Kabila, Yoweri Museveni and Paul Kagame in Kampala, UgangaThe M23 rebels say they want to “liberate” DR Congo. They say they will take their fight thousands of miles westward to the capital Kinshasa if necessary. The M23 want to overthrow Kabila? Nonsense. It could be argued that Rwanda and Uganda have never had, and will likely never have, a better friend in power in Kinshasa than Mr. Kabila.
Kagame May Face War Crimes Charges at the ICC, Says US Official

Congo News Agency - July 26, 2012

Stephen RappA senior US official has warned Rwandan officials that they may face charges at the International Criminal Court for their support to rebels in eastern Congo led by warlord Bosco Ntaganda. Stephen Rapp, the US Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues, said that Rwandan authorities could be charged with “aiding and abetting” war crimes in DR Congo.
US Cuts Military Aid to Rwanda Over Support to Rebels in DR Congo

VOA News - July 21, 2012

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame and DR Congo's President Joseph Kabila met in Addis-Ababa on July 15, 2012The United States has cut its military aid to Rwanda, citing concerns that the government in Kigali is supporting rebels in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. The U.S. State Department said it had evidence that Rwanda is helping Congolese rebel groups, including M23.







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