Quebec, September 26, 2012
The Rwandan Dream Initiative [RDI-Rwanda Rwiza] denounces attempts by some Western powers to give absolution to Rwandan President Paul Kagame accused of assaulting neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo through M23 insurgents.
A summit on the DRC convened on 27 September at the initiative of the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, will bring together some diplomats accredited to the United Nations in the presence of General Paul Kagame and his Congolese counterpart Joseph Kabila. This summit must address the situation in eastern DRC where M23 rebels, commanded by Rwandan Bosco Ntaganda and backed by Rwanda, have been putting villages to fire and sword since April 2012. UN experts evidenced the horror and atrocities and confirmed Rwandan support to the rebellion, prompting Western powers including the United States and the European Union to freeze their aid to the Kigali regime.
RDI party denounces attempts by some Western powers that are anxious about General Kagame’s convenience by seeking to impose rather imperialist solutions on the the DRC crisis. Germany and the UK are opposed to sanctions against Rwanda and require President Kabila to absolutely talk with her agressor. "It's as if suddenly the Congo became guilty of the agression and Rwanda innocent in its support for the M23 rebels", said outraged party chairman Faustin Twagiramungu, visiting New York. The Rwandan opposition leader in exile has warned the International Community against the scheme of General Kagame as the latter insists on exclusivity of countries in the region to provide troops to control the movements on the border between the DRC and Rwanda . "This is an expedient that we all know as General Kagame is seeking respite to refine his plan to occupy the province of North Kivu," explained Mr. Twagiramungu.
The RDI party's chairman calls for solidarity of all justice and peace-loving people with the Congolese people:
1.To protest and counter all efforts to protect General Kagame at the expense of the Congolese people wounded while Congo’s sovereignty is violated and its riches are looted by the ruling clique in Kigali.
2.To demand that sanctions be taken and held against General Kagame until he relents and ceases to fool the International Community.
3. To demand that countries in the region should be excluded from the peacekeeping force on the border between Congo and Rwanda.
Without sustainable solutions to the crisis in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, detrimental to the two peoples, the party asked RDI Congolese and Rwandans do not give up. "There is no alternative, except solidarity. Unity makes strength, as the Belgians would say", insisted Mr. Twagiramungu. The Rwandan opposition leader stressed that only determination and perseverance are the guarantors of success.
For more information:
Ismail Mbonigaba, Commissioner for Information and Communications
Phone: 418 655 4970, Email: rdi.rwandarwiza @ aol.com