The United Nations-UN has for the first time pronounced itself on a silent genocide that is being committed against Kinyarwanda-speaking Congolese Tutsi citizens of Democratic Republic of Congo and called out the Kinshasa regime to urgently stop it.
The UN’s stern warning against Kinshasa was issued by the Special Adviser to the Secretary General for the Prevention of the Genocide, Alice Wairimu Nderitu who brought it out clearly that the Tshisekedi regime does not learn from history as far as genocides that befell this globe are concerned.
Nderitu particularly called out the Congolese authorities to shun hate speech that is fueled against the Tutsis that the regime ruler Tshisekedi and his henchmen dehumanize as “enemies of Congo”.
“It is extremely important to explain that history has taught us that there is not a single genocide in the world, neither the Holocaust nor the 1994 genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda, nor the 1995 Srebrenica genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was not preceded, accompanied and followed by hate speech,” she told the UN-run Radio Okapi.
Apart from the UN, even the other governments internationally have expressed concern over the silent genocide in Congo, with predominantly the United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken recently remarking: “We know that Rwandans are also alarmed justifiably by the increase in hate speech, in the DRC targeting Rwandaphones.”
“The United States will continue to condemn such unacceptable and dangerous rhetoric and I encourage President Tshisekedi as government to do the same,” Blinken added.
The persecution of Tutsis in the DRC happens in broad daylight. For instance, the regime set a $15,000 bounty to whoever kills high-profile Congolese Tutsis in the DR Congo government. Furthermore, a youth mob has been mobilized, armed with crude weapons by the regime (under false pretext of defend the nation) to hunt down Kinyarwanda-Speaking Congolese.
It is, however, high time for the International Community to translate words into actions before it’s too late, since Tshisekedi and his henchmen are determined to commit crimes against humanity – and they should be held accountable.
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