Daily Archives: October 4, 2012 20:40

The Kivus: Congo’s New Shame, Rwanda’s Old Game

Kinshasa/Brussels | 4 Oct 2012

The Kivus region of eastern Congo again faces escalating violence, including by a rebel force acting as a proxy of neighbouring Rwanda. To stop the repetitive cycle of rebellion and avoid large-scale killing, donors and African mediators need to move from crisis management to conflict resolution with the right set of pressures on Kigali and Kinshasa.

President Kagame defiant over accusations of backing Congo rebels

By Jenny Clover

KIGALI, Oct 4 (Reuters) – In his speech, President Paul Kagame said on Thursday Western governments were “dead wrong” in blaming Rwanda for the rebellion in neighbouring eastern Congo and threatening Kigali with aid cuts, and he pledged to stand firm against his accusers.