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Mutabazi recants guilty plea, refuses to participate in trial
Posted Wednesday, January 29 2014 at 16:48
- Lt Joel Mutabazi appeared before the Military High Court in Kigali with 15 others with whom he is accused of planning terror activities and threatening state security. But in a shocking reversal of events, he went back on his earlier plea and denied all the eight charges he is facing.
Rwanda says DR Congo a 'cry baby'
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Subject: U.S. needs to push for sanctions on Rwanda to help Congo - The Washington Post
U.S. needs to push for sanctions on Rwanda to help CongoBACK IN January, President Obama rationalized his refusal to act in Syria in part by asking, in an interview with the New Republic, “How do I weigh tens of thousands who’ve been killed in Syria versus the tens of thousands who are currently being killed in the Congo?” Since then, his administration has supported a vigorous campaign of diplomacy and military intervention to stop the bloodshed in . . . Congo. This worthy effort now faces its first serious test.A United Nations-sponsored conference in February produced a peace framework; in March the U.N. Security Council authorized a 3,000-strong “intervention brigade,” the first in U.N. history, to carry out offensive operations against armed groups. The force, composed of troops from South Africa, Malawi and Tanzania, is due to be fully deployed by next month — and it appears that its services will soon be needed. This month fighting has erupted between the Congolese army and a rebel group called M23 after months of relative calm. Thousands of people were forced to flee their homes in North Kivu province, where there are already nearly 1 million displaced civilians.The scale of recent bloodshed in Congo is in no way comparable to that in Syria, but it stems from a chronic conflict that has repeatedly convulsed Africa’s Great Lakes region. With the Congolese government in faraway Kinshasa unable to control the region, neighboring countries — beginning with Rwanda — have repeatedly intervened. Rwanda originally sought to protect itself from Hutu militias that fled its territory after carrying out a 1994 genocide, but over the years it has developed economic interests in Congo and close ties with Congolese Tutsis.According to a new report by Human Rights Watch, Rwanda is backing M23 despite its commitment at the February peace conference to stop sponsoring Congolese militias. The report says M23 has carried out scores of murders and rapes since March. It is not the only offender: Government troops are also guilty of abuses, as are smaller militias allied with one of the two sides. M23 may be trying to gain advantage ahead of the U.N. force’s deployment, which is why it’s important that the force begin to act on its mandate as soon as possible.The Obama administration continues to focus on the problem: Secretary of State John F. Kerry is due to lead a ministerial discussion on Congo at the United Nations on Thursday. Mr. Kerry can be expected to remonstrate in private with representatives of Rwanda — which unconvincingly denies links to M23 — but he ought to speak out publicly about the violations as well. The United States and European governments, longtime supporters of Rwanda, suspended some aid last year after M23 briefly seized the city of Goma. Now they need to threaten further sanctions, while also offering Rwanda incentives, including economic carrots, that will allow it to beat a face-saving retreat from Congo once and for all.Read more on this topic:
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Rwanda sending "chilling message" to dissenters: UN rapporteur
When Paul Kagame decided to assassinate the Hutus leaders and President of Rwanda, Abyarimana, he signed the death warrant of the Tutsis because he knew exactly the reprisal will be forth coming. I am not condoning any ethnic warring between tribes; but, when you decide to inflict pain and misery in the lives of a people of a nation; just like Paul Kagame is doing in the DRC, you, Rwandans, be prepared for a reprisal even 100 years from now. ONE REAPS ONLY WHAT ONE SOWS.
Maina Kiai applauded the leaps Rwanda has made developing infrastructure and that Rwanda is growing economically and corruption has decreased. Well, Rwanda has never had an economy of its own. Its economy depends on foreign aids. Paul Kagame is the incarnation of corruption. Therefore, there’s no way to have a low rate corruption. So, the Rwandan so called genocide was used to woo the heart of international community so to carry out its politico-economic agenda (annexation of the Kivu region and steal RDC’s natural resources); which is taking place right now. Rwanda is totally destitute of natural resource to have an export / import industry. Its economy is simply home based; quite artisanal. The economic growth that you are talking about is from dealing the natural resources plundered from the DRC, which he is using to build Rwanda. Bravo!!! In that respect, why shouldn’t he be loved by those who are feasting on Congolese people flesh? Your dinner bill is coming soon. Remember, DRC has the advantage of big numbers over you.