Rwanda, Tanzania in DR Congo Row


President Jakaya Kikwete's suggestion that Rwanda should hold talks with rebel groups fighting in the DRC is causing a rift between the two East African nations.

More refugees are expected as fighting continues in the DRC

  • Rwanda:  The Hard Truths We Must Swallow - Rwanda Is Wreaking Havoc in Congo

    Fahamu, 14 August 2013

    The government of Paul Kagame continues to relentlessly support, arm and command rebel groups such as the M23, which commit war crimes and human rights violations in Congo read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  In Congo, History Tends to Repeat Itself Too Often

    The New Times, 25 August 2013

    Former Zairean President, Mobutu Sese Seko, had a knack of making bombastic speeches full of chest thumping aimed at giving his subjects something to cling to and forget their ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  The Objectives of the Unholy Alliances Operating in DRC

    Rwanda Focus, 29 July 2013

    We have what amounts to incontrovertible proof that Monusco, the so-called peacekeeping U.N. mission in eastern DR Congo, is in an unholy alliance with the newly formed Foreign ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Rwanda Welcomes More Returnees From DRC

    The New Times, 29 July 2013

    Thirty eight Rwandans, including 28 teenagers and nine children, who have been living in DR Congo, were on Friday welcomed home on arrival at Nyagatare transit centre, Rusizi ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Mushikiwabo Reiterates Rwanda's Efforts to End Congo Conflict

    News of Rwanda, 26 July 2013

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs Louise Mushikiwabo has reiterated Rwanda's backing for the UN peace process designed to end decades of conflict and instability in the Democratic ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Rwanda Contacts DRC Over Smuggled Minerals

    The New Times, 6 August 2013

    The government of Rwanda has contacted their counterparts in the Democratic Republic of Congo over the tonnes of smuggled minerals from the neighbouring country. read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Peace in the DRC Still Distant

    The New Times, 6 August 2013

    Is the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) anywhere near achieving peace? Hardly, even with the massive deployment of troops, huge expenditure and frantic diplomatic efforts. And ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Can the DRC Army Stop Abusing Human Rights?

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 12 August 2013

    Stamping out human rights abuses by the army in the Democratic Republic of Congo entails more than classroom training sessions, according to analysts, who recommend a wide range of ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Where Is the State in North Kivu?

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 9 August 2013

    Three years ago when Jean*, 41, applied for a license to open a hardware shop in Goma, capital of North Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), he had to pay a fee ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Rwanda Wants Peaceful DR Congo - Mushikiwabo

    The Independent, 2 August 2013

    Rwanda's Foreign Affairs minister Louise Mushikiwabo has told the UN that her country fully supports the UN peace process designed to end decades of conflict and instability in the ... read more »