Europe, U.S. Step Up Pressure on Rwanda

Germany and Britain have joined the Netherlands and the United States in recent days in suspending aid to Rwanda, in response to a recent report by a group of United Nations experts which said President Paul Kagame's government is backing rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Rwanda:  Europe Suspends Aid to Kagame Govt, 30 July 2012

    A growing number of European governments is joining an international diplomatic drive to press President Paul Kagame's government into ending support for rebels in the eastern ... read more »

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  • Rwanda:  Why Kagame and Rwanda Are Under Attack Over DRC

    The New Times, 31 July 2012

    "We have finally got you' seems to be the gleeful cry of the foreign media and rights groups. They are extremely happy that Rwanda, and President Paul Kagame in particular, are ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Talk Is No Longer Cheap

    The New Times, 31 July 2012

    Every once in awhile, donor nations remind recipient nations of the exact nature of their relationship. A relationship that could be loosely based on the English saying, 'he who ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Now Dutch Cut Aid Over Congo

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 27 July 2012

    The Dutch government has suspended 5 million euros in aid for judicial support to Rwanda. read more »

  • Rwanda:  U.S. Cuts Military Aid Over Support for Congolese Rebels, 22 July 2012

    The U.S. government is cancelling a small military assistance package that was to have been provided to Rwanda this year, citing "information that Rwanda is supporting armed groups ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Foreign Minister Reassures Development Partners

    The New Times, 27 July 2012

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Louise Mushikiwabo, yesterday, expressed regret at "hasty decisions based on flimsy evidence" made by donor partners on Rwandan budget support. read more »

  • Rwanda:  U.S.A. Should Not Act Basing On Rumours - Mushikiwabo

    News of Rwanda, 26 July 2012

    Rwanda's foreign Minister and Regional Cooperation Louise Mushikiwabo has recently said, USA or other donor countries should not base on rumours for them to donate; saying they ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  U.S. Aid Cut Based on Misinformation, Claims Govt

    The New Times, 23 July 2012

    Following the decision by the United States to cut military aid to Rwanda on grounds that the latter allegedly supports rebel mutinies in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Foreign ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  It's Monusco's Fault

    Rwanda Focus, 30 July 2012

    It all started mid last month. The Congolese Army supported by MONUSCO (the UN's "Stabilising Force" for the DRC) launched an operation with the purported intention to rout M23 ... read more »

  • East Africa:  M23's New Political Voice

    The Independent, 22 July 2012

    With the Eastern DRC town of Bunagana all but deserted, a bishop steps forward to speak for the rebels read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  UN Chief Calls Kagame, Kabila Over Crisis in East

    UN News Service, 11 July 2012

    In calls with the leaders of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed grave concern over reports that an armed group of ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  DR Congo Conflict Sucks in Rwanda

    The Independent, 8 July 2012

    By the beginning of April 2012, tensions were mounting in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) between the government in Kinshasa and many of its erstwhile commanders in its ... read more »

  • East Africa:  UN Report Links Rwanda to Congolese Violence

    Inter Press Service, 4 July 2012

    After weeks of delay, the United Nations released Monday its full annex by the U.N. Security Council condemning the Rwandan government for its support of Congolese rebels. read more »

  • Rwanda:  International Community Messed Up Congo, Says Kagame

    The New Times, 24 July 2012

    President Paul Kagame yesterday lashed out at Western countries and International organisations, saying they are the cause of the ongoing crisis in the eastern part of the ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  How Long Can Rwanda Deny Involvement in the East?

    African Arguments, 17 July 2012

    Questioned last week on the BBC's Hardtalk about the connection between Rwanda and the M23 rebel movement in eastern Congo, President Paul Kagame denied all involvement. read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  New Evidence Points to Rwandan Backing of Rebels

    ThinkAfricaPress, 2 July 2012

    What began in April as a localised mutiny by soldiers in the eastern Kivu provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has escalated into a diplomatic fall-out between ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Govt Condemns Publication of UN Report

    Rwanda Focus, 28 June 2012

    Rwanda's foreign minister and government spokesperson Louise Mushikiwabo has said that it was deeply regrettable that the media frenzy over Rwanda's alleged involvement in the DRC ... read more »



  • Rwanda:  U.S. Accused of Blocking UN Report on 'Rwanda Fueling Congo Violence', 21 June 2012

    The United States has been accused of blocking a UN report which examines claims that Rwanda is fuelling a violent rebellion in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo. (See ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Be Wary of the Meddlers in DRC

    The New Times, 21 June 2012

    Rwanda has again, against its wish, been turned into a punching bag of Congolese politics. The onslaught started when a section of the Congolese army mutinied. read more »

  • Rwanda:  Nation Is Not to Blame for DRC's Woes - Kagame

    The New Times, 20 June 2012

    President Paul Kagame yesterday expressed frustration over continued allegations that Rwanda is aiding rebel groups in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Fears of War With Rwanda Rattle DRC Youth

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 19 June 2012

    Recent Human Rights Watch and UN reports have denounced Rwanda's support of rebels and army deserters in North Kivu. Many young Goma residents believe the reports, though they're ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  The Congo and the Mendacity of Rights 'Watchdogs'

    Rwanda Focus, 18 June 2012

    A fortnight is a long time in international affairs to use a tired cliché. In the last two weeks we have witnessed killers being let off for the flimsiest of reasons by the ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Complicit Neighbours - Rwanda, Uganda and East DRC

    Fahamu, 14 June 2012

    The troika of Rwanda, Uganda and the international community continue to get away with destablising the east of the DRC. read more »

  • Rwanda:  Rights Group Accuses Govt of Aiding DR Congo Warlord

    Human Rights Watch, 3 June 2012

    Rwandan military officials have been arming and supporting the mutiny in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) of Gen. Bosco Ntaganda, who is wanted for war crimes by the ... read more »