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Projet: Emission Club de la Presse: "Urubuga rw’Itangazamakuru "

Activité:Talk show ″Urubugarw'itangazamakuru″ (Club de la presse)


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Rwanda -DRC tensions need peaceful resolutions than war

In the past weeks tensions between the DRC and Rwanda were on the rise once more, as fighting between the Congolese military and the resurgent Congolese Revolutionary Army (M23) rebels escalated. Kinshasa has accused Kigali of backing the M23 rebels. Kigali denies the allegations.

On the other hand, Kigali has blamed Kinshasa for supporting the Front Démocratique de Libération du Rwanda (FDLR), which Kigali alleges abducted two Rwandan soldiers. In addition, the Rwandan military has accused the DRC military of shelling civilians in a bordering Rwandan province.

The effects of these heightened tensions resulted in President Tshisekedi suspending RwandAir flights into DRC, and expelling Rwanda’s ambassador from DRC.

Speaking in Club de la Presse talk show, Amb. Joseph Nsengimana argued the DRC to observe good neighborliness, own up to her problems, and avoid apportioning blame where none exists.

“M23 is a Congolese internal issue, in which Rwanda has no involvement, so DRC should resolve the conflict, through the recently convened regional meeting in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi.

“I wish to emphasize again that M23 is a Congolese internal problem, which should be resolved by the framework of the recent Nairobi summit…There are several initiatives in place to address the existing problems, but without the political will, we will remain in a vicious cycle of undesirable destructive conflicts…” Said Amb. Joseph Mutaboba one of talk show guests.

Gonza Muganwa said that although there has been provocation, but between the DRC and Rwanda, no country should attack the other

The guests argued that  Rwanda -DRC tensions needs peaceful resolutions (dialogue) than war

While briefing members of the diplomatic corps on current affairs and key events that took place during the past few months on Monday, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Prof. Nshuti Manasseh said that Rwanda is closely watching the situation.

“We are closely monitoring the situation along our borders with DRC and we will not hesitate to retaliate if our territorial integrity is deliberately violated again by DRC,” he said.

According to the UN, fighting between the Congolese army and the M23 has displaced some 50,000 people since 20 October.




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