Global Rally for Congo November 28th
KPFA Evening News, 11.25.2011
Congolese, Rwandan and Ugandan activists are asking their allies to sign petitions, and call the office of UN Ambassador Susan Rice, to ask her to stop blocking a serious UN Security Council response to the latest report of the UN Group of Expert on the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The report documents Rwandan and Ugandan backing and control of the M23 militia fighting in Congo. Last Monday the militia seized Goma, the minerals trading hub and capital of Congo’s North Kivu Province. KPFA spoke to Friends of the Congo's Student Coordinator Kambale Musavuli about why they are asking allies to call U.S. Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice and attend a global rally for Congo on November 28th.
KPFA Evening News Anchor Anthony Fest: Government sources in the Democratic Republic of Congo said today the government wouldn't hold further talks with the M23 militia until M23 withdraws from Goma, the eastern Congolese provincial capital it captured earlier this week. For its part, M23 said it won't give up the city without a promise of ongoing negotiations. Meanwhile Congolese, Rwandan, and Ugandan activists are asking their allies to sign petitions and call the office of U.S. Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice to ask her to stop blocking a UN Security Council response to the latest report from a UN Panel on the Democratic Republic of Congo. That panel has documented Rwandan and Ugandan control of the M23 militia. KPFA's Ann Garrison spoke to Kambale Musavuli, Student Coordinator and Mining Researcher at Washington D.C.-based Friends of the Congo