Kagame’s New Puppet, DRC’s Tshisekedi Is Courting Disaster

By David Himbara

Paul Kagame holding hands with his new puppet, DR Congo’s Félix Tshisekedi.

General Paul Kagame has found a new puppet — DR Congo’s head of state Félix Tshisekedi. Kagame and his puppet were even holding hands at the so-called Kusi Ideas Festival, held in Kigali, Rwanda, on December 8, 2019. Supposedly, Kusi is a platform to ignite a positive attitude towards a modernized and innovative Africa. Kagame and Tshisekedi were the only African heads of state to attend the Kusi Ideas Festival.

Wonders never cease. What is in Félix Tshisekedi’s head?

Kagame invaded, occupied, looted, and killed millions in DR Congo since 1996. The UN DRC Mapping human rights violations 1993–2003 Report was the most extensive investigation of the horrors unleashed by Kagame in DR Congo. The mapping team’s 550-page report pointed to gross violations of human and possible genocide against Rwandan refugees in DRC. In 2012, the armies of Tanzania, South Africa and Malawi combined to defeat the Rwanda-backed M23 militia that had captured Goma in eastern DR Congo. The question then is: Félix Tshisekedi is not aware of this history? What is this man thinking?

What does Kagame want? The end of MONUSCO so that he gets free access to DR Congo

Kagame seeks only one thing — closure of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). Interestingly, it was Kagame’s endless invasions and sponsorship of militias that provoked creation of MONUSCO by the United Nations Security Council in March 2013 through Resolution 2098. Were MONUSCO to close shop, Kagame would have a free hand in DR Congo. That is why Kagame needs his puppet Félix Tshisekedi — to end MONUSCO. Félix Tshisekedi is courting a disaster.