Laurent Nkunda

By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 21st, 2013
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Killer King On March 18th 2013, Bosco Ntaganda walked into the American embassy in Kigali and requested to be delivered to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. The ICC had  issued an international warrant against him in 2008 and for war crimes and crimes against humanity in 2003, whic...
By IndepthAfrica
In DR Congo
Nov 26th, 2012
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Rebels, called the M23, have taken Goma, the main city of North Kivu, one of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s eastern provinces. Their plan is to march to Bukavu, the main city of South Kivu, and from there, they say, across the massive country to Kinshasa, the Congo’s capital. A ...
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Nov 22nd, 2012
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By Michael Deibert When the provincial capital of Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo fell to rebel forces yesterday, the rapidity of the rebel advance was shocking, but the fait accompli failure of both Congo’s armed forces and the country’s United Nations mission was not. As 2012 dawne...
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Oct 13th, 2012
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By Günther v. Billerbeck at Good Governance Group (G3) The current crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) North and South Kivu provinces is yet another episode in the epic conflict that has engulfed the region since the Rwandan genocide in 1994. The Kivu crisis has not only dominated anal...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 1st, 2012
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While many of the drivers of conflict in eastern DR Congo lie within its borders, an analysis that ignores the role of Rwanda in recent years is inadequate to the task of disassembling the cycles of violent insurrection. Eastern Congo’s descent back into bloody insurrection this summer marks just ano...
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Aug 30th, 2012
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James Wizeye ,The Guardian Under Paul Kagame Rwanda has become a bulwark of good governance in a troubled region. Dino Mahtani speculates that the rationale behind the west’s development aid to Rwanda is still overwhelmingly guilt at the west’s failure to stop the 1994 genocide (More than...
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In Central Africa
Jul 14th, 2012
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UN helicopter gunships in the Democratic Republic of Congo fired on positions held by mutinous soldiers in order to protect the main eastern city of Goma, the United Nations said Friday. “M23 fighters had been seen moving south towards Goma, and MONUSCO (the UN mission) had also received a report of ...
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In Central Africa
Jun 25th, 2012
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Rwanda’s foreign minister on Monday dismissed claims that senior security officials are supporting the rebellion in the eastern Congo, saying that her country is being used as a “scapegoat” for its neighbor’s bloody conflict. Louise Mushikiwabo denied allegations that high-ranking defense and militar...
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Jun 14th, 2012
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Antoine Roger Lokongo The carnage that is lived daily by the Congolese people in eastern DRC is what the Congolese daily Le Potentiel calls a ‘forgotten genocide’[1] by the will of the international community. In fact, the international community has witnessed the atrocities being committed in easter...
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May 15th, 2012
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Open memo to the UN Secretary General, G8 Members, UN General Assembly, EU, AU, and all Representatives to the UN Security Council. The following is an Open Memo to the UN Secretary General, G8 Presidents and Prime Ministers, President of the UN General Assembly, EU President, AU Chairman and Preside...