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From Texas in Africa
Wed Jun 13 2012, 04:35:00
I have a new piece on the M23 rebellion up at Warscapes this week. Click on over to read about what precipitated the mutiny, the DRC government's stronger-than-usual response to the crisis, and what is at stake for DRC's Rwandaphone communities.
One particular goal I had for the piece was to clarify the fact that there is no such thing as a unified "Tutsi position" on M23, Bosco Ntaganda's leadership, or the RPF government in Kigali. This is a common misconception that is sometimes glossed over in media reports from the region, but it's an important one. While many non-Rwandaphone Congolese are convinced that there is a "Tutsi project" - that is, a conspiracy to take control of the Kivu provinces under Kigali's rule - there is actually wide variation of opinion in the Rwandan and Congolese ... [view whole blog post ]