M23 and DRC Government Resume Negotiations … Grudgingly

Rwandan backed M23 Congolese rebels and the DRC Government have resumed negotiations in Kampala on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 after a one-day delay. DRC Government Foreign Affairs Minister Raymond Tshibanda, who leads the DRC Government delegation arrived in Kampala on Monday night where he found Rene Abandi, who leads the delegation of M23 rebels. 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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UN Security Council on Great Lakes: Rwanda Subdued, Tanzania Maintains Stand, Threatens to Deal With Enemies Like It Did With Idi Amin

“Allow me also to thank … Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa, Mary Robinson for [her] valued contributions and briefings.” “we[Rwanda] urge the UN’s Special Envoy, Mary Robinson, to play an active part in seeing through the Kampala talks without much further delay. Her engagement would be a welcome and helpful contribution….

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UN Security Council to Tackle Rwandan Government Support to M23 Rebels

On November 28, 2012, the United Nations Security Council’s Sanctions Committee will adopt a resolution on the support of Congolese rebels known as M23 by foreign governments and individuals. During the November 28, 2012 meeting, the chair of the UN Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Agshin Mehdiyev from Azerbaijan, is expected

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DRC – Rwanda Secret Accord: This Time Rwandan Government Tells The Truth

As some of the Rwandan Special Forces that have been operating in Eastern DRC have been returned to Rwanda (see here), a debate between the DRC and the Rwandan governments has been raging around the following question: were the Rwandan Special Forces invited into the DRC by Congolese President Joseph Kabila? Congolese Communications Minister Lambert…

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DRC: What is Wrong with Raymond Tshibanga’s and Lambert Mende’s Diplomacy and Communication?

The buzz in Kinshasa is how robust and aggressive diplomatic initiatives by the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) against the Rwanda Governement have been lately. However, the reality is that blunders after blunders, cacophony and missteps have marred the action by the DRC government, that has failed to take advantage of…

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