Some global powers have decided to take sides (in the Congo-government created crisis) and have demonstrated intent to lend credibility only to toxic Kinshasa political propaganda, of regime head Tshisekedi and his cronies. Recent statements by some global powers reinforce the fact that rich nations only care about their interests, and anything else is secondary.
Following an official visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo in early November, the United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Alice Wairimu Nderitu issued a report, where she stated that she was deeply alarmed by the escalation of violence in the Great Lakes Region, where she reminded the world that genocide – the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda – had. Nderitu stated there were clear warning signs of societal fragility in DRC, and proof of the enduring presence of the conditions that allowed large-scale hatred and violence to erupt into genocide in the past in Rwanda.
The UN Group of Experts, within the same period and years before, highlighted the fact that the Congolese army, the FARDC, has been working closely with FDLR, who are remnants of perpetrators of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. FDLR, who have been designated as a terrorist group after committing horrendous atrocities in DRC for decades, were assisted to flee Rwanda with their weapons and set up shop in DRC by the same global powers.
Alarmingly, the UN advisor’s warning on genocide in DRC seems to have been completely ignored by the international media and relegated to the periphery. The media instead prefers to amplify the propaganda churned out by Tshisekedi and his cronies. They’ve chosen to accept Tshisekedi’s vilification of the M23 movement; a movement that was born as a consequence of violation of agreements by the Congolese government, to recognize and respect the rights of Tutsi Congolese citizens.
The international powers, including many of the West, despite their awareness that the Congolese government is a failure and is to blame for creating the crisis conditions, are just bent on criticizing M23, and making unfounded insinuations that “Rwanda backs M23.”
While the global powers pretend to be interested in promoting sustainable peace, their verbal communication suggests otherwise. Their statements can only end up favoring the perpetuation of conflict in eastern DRC, at risk of destabilizing the entire region.
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