Obama or Ban-Ki-Moon could end Congo catastrophe


KPFA Evening News, 06.02.2012

​The Congo conflict and human catastrophe has continued despite a peace treaty formally ending the Second Congo War in 2003. It entered a new phase with the Rwandan backed CNDP rebellion in the Kivu Provinces in April 2012. Ugandan reporter, television producer, and broadcaster Paul Ndiho told KPFA that everyone knows who is doing what in Congo, but that regional and international powers are unwilling to stop it.



General Bosco Ntaganda is a Rwandan



KPFA Evening News, 05.28.2012

​East African military commander Bosco Ntaganda is a Rwandan. Why, amidst the new escalation of violence driving villagers from their homes in eastern Congo, are most of the world's wire services and news outlets reporting that he is Congolese?  And, why does Human Rights Watch, in their 05.13.2012 video, call for his arrest, but identify him first as a "rebel," then as a "Congolese general," but never as an invader from Rwanda?  


Rwanda, Congo, and Citibank: Moving the Money



This summary of Citibank's involvement in Rwandan President Paul Kagame's war and plunder in Congo, as traced by a UN Panel of Experts, was produced to add to a report on Sonoma State University's sale of an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters to former Citigroup CEO and Chairman Sanford Weill for a $12 million "donation."  The sale was completed during Sonoma State's commencement exercises, on May 12, 2012, the same day that William Penn University awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters to Rwandan General Paul Kagame. 

Citibank also provides "trade, foreign investment, cash management and treasury services, all of which involve close collaboration with DRC’s leading banks."



Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters???



Rwandan, Burundian, and Congolese protestors traveled to William Penn University commencement exercises in Oskaloosa, Iowa, from many corners of the U.S., to protest the university's award of an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters to Rwandan President Paul Kagame.  


U.S. Special Forces blame Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir



KPFA Evening News, 05.05.2012

​U.S. Special Forces organize a press conference in the Central African Republic and join Ugandan officers in blaming Omar al-Bashir for the survival of East African warlord Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army.  


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