Southern African Development Community Heads of States at their 32nd Summit held in Maputo – Mozambique on August 18th, 2012
In an unusual move between African countries, Heads of states tell one of their own to behave. Africa Dictators online news outlet reported the story:
“Rarely do African heads of state publicly denounce one of their own – Kagame is so bad that it has come to this. The Rwandan autocrat’s isolation is bound to reach the African Union itself. South African Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will shortly become the chairwoman of the African Union (AU) Commission. Paul Kagame was one of the most ferocious opponents of Dlamini-Zuma’s candidacy. Now her SADC region has fingered Kagame as a trouble-causer.” Continue reading
Imagine the entire state of Arizona is massacred, and the press keeps deliberately the news under wrap. Though again hypothetically that state might have in its soil unknown reserves of minerals very indispensable for US and other developed countries’ industries of automobile, aerospace, and technology, its people don’t seem to have much worth in comparison to what can be extracted from the land they live on.
American journalist, Jennifer Fierberg, whose work focuses on the Great Lakes region of Africa, invites US public to imagine what it would feel like if the Congolese tragedy was close to home. I reproduce here one of her articles which first appeared on Salem-News site.
One has to wonder if the international community had asked the people of the Congo permission to mine their minerals without displacing, murdering and raping them what would their answer had been. Continue reading
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The following is an extract from a UN Report of the Panel of Experts on the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources and Other Forms of Wealth of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, submitted to the Security Council on 12 April 2001 by the Secretary General Kofi A. Annan. The reference points at some significant responsibility of the late president in the ineffective and inappropriate ways of handling Congolese mineral resources, of which consequences have found hard to fade away. Continue reading
Posted in Africa, Africa Greatlakes Region, Rwanda, Uganda
Tagged Africa, Africa Greatlakes Region, Conflict, Kagame, Laurent Desire Kabila, Leaders, Museveni, Rwanda, Uganda, UN
The ongoing crisis in Eastern Congo has been raising countless discussions on possible solutions in different circles.
We have witnessed donors cutting or delaying their aid to Rwanda.
This was after UN experts found the country guilty of strongly supporting M23, the Congolese rebel group responsible of the current humanitarian crisis created in the region since the fighting started in April of this year. Continue reading
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Tagged Africa, Africa Greatlakes Region, AU, Great Lakes, Kagame, Leaders, Museveni, Rwanda, Uganda, US
By Felicite Nduku
The author of this note read Patrick Mbeko’s reflection also posted on this blog on how the latter understands the problem that Africans who consider the West as their savior have. Mbeko focuses primarily his analysis on the situation in his native Democratic Republic of Congo. But his arguments can be easily applied to the entire African continent. Felicite Nduku, who is also Congolese, reflects back to give the reader an interesting imagery of what has been happening in DRC, comparing it to the condition of a troubled family which requires outside help. Continue reading
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Tagged Africom, Bosco Ntaganda, Felicite Nduku, Great Lakes, Joseph Kony, LRA, Milton Allimadi, North Kivu Province, Obama, Opinion, Patrick Mbeko, Paul Kagame, Rwanda, Uganda, UPDF, US