Monthly Archives: May 2013

Rwanda’s incongruous response to Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete proposal for a political solution to the Congo crisis

Congolese protesters on November 28th, 2012 in front of the Rwandan High Commission in London - UK.

Congolese protesters on November 28th, 2012 in front of the Rwandan High Commission in London – UK.

Professor Charles Kambanda

The Addis Ababa Peace Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of Congo signed in February of this year highlighted that the UN intervention brigade meant to take on all armed groups in DRC must be backed by a politically sustainable strategy. At the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Organization of African Unity, celebrated in Addis Ababa, the Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete underscored the necessity of talks between the governments of Rwanda, Uganda and DR Congo with the armed groups fighting these governments from Congolese territory. In particular, the Tanzanian president suggested that President Paul Kagame of Rwanda ought to hold direct talks with the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Rwanda [FDLR], the Rwandan armed rebel movement operating from the Congolese provinces of North Kivus. President Kagame has adamantly rejected President Kikwete’s proposal. Continue reading

Open Letter of support to president Kikwete’s wise statement on Rwanda’s FDLR

Tanzania is the main contributors to the 3,069 peacekeepers of the UN international brigade of intervention aimed at targetting rebel groups operating in Eastern Congo including M23.

Tanzania is the main contributors to the 3,069 peacekeepers of the UN international brigade of intervention aimed at targeting rebel groups operating in Eastern Congo including M23.

UN Secretary General

Ban Ki-moon
United Nations
New York, NY 10017 USA
212-963-5012 fax: 212-963-7055
Email: ecu@un.org

May 29, 2013

RE: OPEN LETTER OF SUPPORT TO PRESIDENT KIKWETE’S WISE STATEMENT ON RWANDA’S FDLR AT 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF AFRICAN UNITY, ADDIS ABABA Continue reading

Extremist Tutsis ruling Rwanda should end the victim game in the Great Lakes region

Tanzanian President Jakawa Kikwete whose forces are part of the international brigade of intervention whose objective is to target armed forces operating in Eastern Congo.

Tanzanian President Jakawa Kikwete whose forces are part of the international brigade of intervention of which objective is to target armed forces operating in Eastern Congo.

They are doing this while depriving all humanity to other communities both in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The international community has to stop letting them carrying on their cynical tactics at the expense of millions of lives which are as valuable as theirs, though they don’t appear to take it that way. Continue reading

Analysis of Jakaya Kikwete’s suggestion about FDLR/Rwanda talks

By Charles Kambanda

Hunted Rwandan refugees in DRC in 1997

Animal-like hunted Rwandan refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1997. The AFDL of Laurent-Desire Kabila marched to Kinshasa while the Rwandan allied forces of president Paul Kagame exterminate ethnic Hutu on the Congolese soil [UN Mapping report, October 2010]

I find Kikwete’s comments a very strong signal that Kagame’s political honeymoon is long gone! It reveals a new regional political trend against Kagame.

For the first time, a head of State is telling Kagame that the Hutu fighting him have legitimate political concerns. They are not criminals as Kagame had cheated the world to believe.  Continue reading

Moving freely under an international arrest warrant: Karenzi Karake seen in London on Rwanda Day

By Jane Nishimwe

Karenzi Karake at Rwanda Day in London

Karenzi Karake at Rwanda Day in London

Karenzi Karake, current head of the Rwandan National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) who is internationally wanted by Spanish courts for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, was spotted moving freely in London last May 18th. Continue reading