Talk to Your Armed Opposition, Tanzanian President Kikwete Tells Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, Paul Kagame of Rwanda, and Joseph Kabila of DRC

The United Nations Intervention Brigade is helpful in the short term but is not paramount for durable peace in the Great Lakes region. To have durable peace, a global dialogue is warranted. General  Paul Kagame needs to have direct talkswith the Rwandan armed rebel movementsop erating from the Congolese provinces of Kivus the Democratic Republic of…

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US Secretary of State Warns African Dictators at African Union

On June 13, 2011, in a statement at the African Union in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia (here) the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton challenged African leaders  to  promote democracy, economic growth, and  peace and security. “.. the United States seeks new and dynamic partnerships with African peoples, nations, and institutions. We want to help you accelerate the…

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“Maybe It is Time To Talk to Your Armed Opposition,” Ugandan Yoweri Museveni Tells Rwandan General Paul Kagame

Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni,  has  called Rwandan dictator General Paul Kagame, on Thursday  November 7, 2013, to urge him to talk to his armed opposition before it is too late, sources within the Rwandan Defense Forces (RDF) leadership close to General Paul Kagame told AfroAmerica Network. Yoweri Museveni is the last in a string of  African…

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Defeated and Almost Decimated, Rwandan Military Backed M23 Congolese Rebels Throw in the Towel

“ The Directorate of Movement of March 23 informs the national and international community that it has  decided from this day on, to put an end to its rebellion and to pursue, by purely political means, the search for solutions to the root causes that led to its creation. The chief of general staff and the…

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The Problem in Eastern DRC is Rwandan and Ugandan Governments, Says Belgian Foreign Affairs Minister Didier Reynders

“We need all countries, all the 11,  to participate positively to the implementation of the Addis-Abeba Agreement [Framework for Peace, Securiy and Development]. And, let us be clear, we need to see Ugandan and Rwandan governments’ willingness to participate to the solution, and not to be part of the problem,” Belgian Foreign Affairs Minister Didier…

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Tanzanian Jakaya Kikwete and Rwandan Paul Kagame Meet in Japan

Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete and  General  Paul Kagame of Rwanda are in Japan where they are  taking part in the  Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V), an event held  every five years since 1993. They are among the heads of state and officials from Africa invited to the event by Japanese Prime Minister…

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Peace in Great Lakes Region Needs Active Role Of Women, UN Envoy Tells UN Security Council

“I Intend to mobilize the women of the [African] Great Lakes Region countries to play an active role of the PSC [Peace Security and Cooperation] Framework,” UN Envoy to the Great Lakes Region, Ms Mary Robinson told the United Nations Security Council this Monday May 6, 2013. Ms Mary Robinson made the statement while briefing…

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UN Special Envoy in Great Lakes: Will Rwandan President Kagame Seize the Opportunity

On January 6, 2013 AfroAmerica Network first disclosed the political wranglings at the United Nations about the nomination of a UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes of Africa (see our article: UN Special Envoy in the Great Lakes: Will 2013 Bring Peace in Eastern DRC? . The idea came to fruition on February 24,…

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UN Group of Experts Finds New Evidences of Rwandan Invasion of DRC

UN Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo has found fresh evidences of Rwandan Defense Forces (RDF) invasion of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Meanwhile, Rwandan operatives within ICGLR sub-committee continue to assert that the problem in the DRC and the region is caused by the Rwandan rebels from three groups:…

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