UN Security Council responds to African Great Lakes Regional flashpoints

KPFA Weekend News, 05.02.2015

Rwandan and Ugandan troops have been reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo, during the past two weeks, but reporting is scant and neither the US, the UN Security Council, nor any other members of the international community have spoken to this, the latest Rwandan and Ugadnan violation of Congo's sovereignty. The international community has instead been focused on the constitutional crisis in Congo's neighbor, Burundi.

Congolese protest election delay: 'Non Kabila Rwandais'

KPFA Weekend News, 01.24.2015
Congolese took to the streets this week to protest until the Congolese Parliament backed down on changes in election law that would have allowed President Joseph Kabila to remain in power beyond Constitutional term limits. Reuters photographed graffiti in the streets of Kinshasa that said "No Kabila Rwandais," or "No to Kabila the Rwandan."

'Friends of Victoire' launched to free Rwandan political prisoner Victoire Ingabire

KPFA Weekend News, broadcast 01.17.2015
Friends of Victoire has launched in England, France, Belgium, and Canada, and invited all peaceloving people to join them to free Victoire Ingabire and bring peace to the Great Lakes Region of Africa.


Congo's problems are Museveni, Kagame, and Kabila, not the FDLR


KPFA Weekend News, broadcast 01.18.2015
Friends of the Congo's Executive Director Maurice Carney told KPFA that the Democratic Republic of the Congo's real problems are Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, Rwandan President Paul Kagame, and Congo's own President Joseph Kabila, not the FDLR or any other militia operating in the eastern DRC. 

Tanzania, South Africa, and DR Congo resist military mobilization in Congo's east

KPFA Weekend News, 12.28.2014

Rwanda and Uganda are threatening a cross border war of aggression in Congo, against the armed refugee militia, the FDLR, unless its members surrender and disarm by a UN deadline, January 2nd. They do not have a UN mandate to cross the border as they did in January 2009.

Rwandan refugees near Kisangani, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), 1997. More than a million Rwandans crossed into DRC fleeing General Paul Kagame's army in 1994. More, both Hutu and Tutsi, followed later to escape Kagame's repressive regime.


Subscribe to RSS - Congo

Follow Ann Garrison on: