Sources in Kigali, Kampala and Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have informed AfroAmerica Network that organized military actions to invade DRC are being planned for the near future. Accroding to the sources recruitements inside Rwanda and Uganda and trainings in the eastern region of North-Kivu, near the town of Beni and in Walendu Watsi, Mahagi territory, the south of Ituri province have intensified. The recruits include Tanzanian refugees based in Rwanda, ex-M23 rebels, and demobilised RPF soldiers or repatried former Rwandan rebels.
Last week, former M23 commander Colonel Makenga, who is currently based in the Virunga National Park, in Eastern DRC, sent emissaries to Kigali, Rwanda, where they allegedly met Moise Katumbi's envoys and had an online meeting with Moise Katumbi. According to the sources, Moise Katumbi, who is also known under the alias "Kitokatoka" promised more funds and reinforcements.
Colonel Makenga was also asked to coordinate with Moise Katumbi's closest ally, Mbusa Nyamwisi.
The military activities are being planned as attacks targeting U.N. peacekeepers and FARDC are on the rise. The attacks, blamed on Ugandan islamist armed group known as ADF, have emptied the region of Beni of its population. However, ADF, as an organization, recently appears to only exist in the headlines of international media and Ugandan government propaganda. Local populations in both North Kivu in DRC and across the border in Uganda continue to reaffirm that they suspect other forces beyond ADF.
In light of all these doubts, people in North-Kivu and other observers contacted by AfroAmerica Network remain adamant. For them, the attacks are being conducted by Rwandan government backed and Joseph Kabila's funded former M23 rebels, Rwandan special forces, and Tanzanian refugees based in Rwanda. These attacks remind of previous attacks blamed on ADF (see here).
In the evening of December 7, 2017, around 5PM, a UN Peacekeeping Forces base located on the banks of the Semuliki river in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was attacked by an armed group. At least 15 United Nations peacekeepers were killed and dozens wounded. Three peacekeepers went missing. One has since been found. It was one of the deadliest attacks on the international peace keeping forces in years, U.N. officials reported on Friday December 8, 2017
Those who blame the attacks mainly on Joseph Kabila accuse him of seeking to avenge against the Nande ethnic group for burning his mansion and looting his farm in Musienene, Lubero, North-Kivu Province, DRC (see here: President Joseph Kabila's Private Home Housing Rwandan Special Forces Set Ablaze)
The farm, like many other expansive properties owned by Joseph Kabila and his relatives are usually managed by Rwandan workers who look after his herds (see photo) or Rwandan operatives who ensure the security