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From Congo Siasa
Sat Nov 24 2012, 10:20:00
As the M23 crisis has unfolded in the eastern Congo, the US Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice has emerged as a holdout within American foreign policy, a sort of minority report to the prevailing criticism of Rwanda and the M23.
The first indication of this emerged in June, when Rice delayed the publication of UN Group of Experts' interim report, insisting that Rwanda be given a chance to see the report first and respond. While these UN investigations are supposed to give the accused the opportunity to respond and explain--the Group says it was refused meetings by the Rwandan government, which Kigali denies--they rarely allow them to see the entire report before publication. In any case, the Group finally did brief a Rwandan delegation in New York in June in New York ... [view whole blog post ]
From Global development: Aid | guardian.co.uk
Thu Nov 22 2012, 16:45:40
Evidence of Rwandan state support for M23 rebels 'credible and compelling', ministers say
British aid for Rwanda may be cut next month after ministers admitted there was "credible and compelling" evidence of Rwandan state support for rebels operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). [view whole blog post ]
From Enough blogs
Wed Nov 21 2012, 15:50:01
GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo -- Residents settled into an uneasy calm today "under our new masters," a day after mutineers from the Congolese army, now leaders of the M23 military wing, forced government troops, or FARDC, out of the city and took control of the lucrative border crossing between Congo and Rwanda. While over a thousand people flocked to Goma stadium to hear from the M23 leaders about their plans, Congolese President Joseph Kabila, Rwandan President Paul Kagame, and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni held emergency meetings in the Ugandan capital aimed at stemming the widening crisis.
"The journey to liberate Congo has started now," M23 spokesman Vianney Kazarama told the crowd gathered at the rally. "We're going to move on to Bukavu and then to Kinshasa. Are you ready to ... [view whole blog post ]
From Global development news, comment and analysis | guardian.co.uk
Wed Nov 21 2012, 08:28:00
UN and western governments signed up to false accord, leaving the people of DRC at the mercy of their tormentors
When the provincial capital of Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo fell to rebel forces yesterday, the rapidity of the rebel advance was shocking, but the fait accompli failure of both Congo's armed forces and the country's United Nations mission was not. [view whole blog post ]
From Congo Siasa
Tue Nov 20 2012, 03:20:00
This article has been updated.
The escalation we've all been fearing has taken place. How did this unfold? Here is a rough timeline, including some possibly unrelated events: [view whole blog post ]