Congo War

War crimes complaint against Rwanda's Kagame delivered to the ICC


On August 17, 2012, Rwandans, Congolese, and international criminal attorney Christopher Black gathered in The Hague to deliver a complaint and documentary evidence to Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, calling upon her to investigate Rwandan President Paul Kagame for war crimes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. On the same day, members of opposition parties walked to Kigali's 1930 maximum security prison, where their leaders are incarcerated, in solidarity. KPFA spoke to Alice Muhirwa, treasurer of the United Democratic Forces or FDU-Inking opposition party in Rwanda.



Members of opposition parties, FDU-Inkingi and Parti Social-Imberakuri, walk in solidarity with the action in The Hague.


International criminal attorney Christopher Black spoke to the press after joining Rwandans and Congolese to present their complaint against Paul Kagame at the ICC.



Fareed Zakaria and Paul Kagame on catching Kony in D.R. Congo


KPFA Evening News, 08.11.2012

This "related news" relates to another 08.11.2012 KPFA News report: Rwandese and Congolese to the ICC: Indict Kagame. It's the real reason why CNN and TIME Magazine should be embarrassed to have given so much air time and so many column inches to Fareed Zakaria for so long.  And, why CNN should be embarrassed by its Global Square producers. 


Glencore International's Child Labor Abuse in Congo

Claude Kabemba, Director of Southern Africa Resource Watch

WBAI AfrobeatRadio, 06.09.2012

​Glencore International's exploitation of child mining labor in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Aired on AfrobeatRadio, on WBAI, 99.5 FM, New York City,



Child miners in Katanga show off copper finds. Photo: FairPhone


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?  



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