Félix Tshisekedi au mémorial du génocide à Kigali, une première

Le nouveau président de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), Félix Tshisekedi, s’est incliné lundi à Kigali devant les tombes du mémorial du génocide en marge d’une visite au Rwanda pour un forum économique, une première dans les relations complexes entre les deux pays depuis 1994. « SE (Son Excellence) Félix Tshisekedi dépose une gerbe de fleurs au mémorial du génocide de Kigali », indique le commentaire d’une photo postée sur le compte Twitter du mémorial du génocide de Kigali, quinze jours avant les commémorations du 25ème anniversaire du déclenchement du génocide le 7 avril.

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DRC – ‘The wars will never stop’ – millions flee bloodshed as Congo falls apart

Justin Kapitu
Justin Kapitu A 22-old rebel soldier, wounded and now dying, in a hospital in Masisi, DRC. Photograph: Jason Burke for the Guardian

Justin Kapitu is dying. He does not know it yet, and the doctors treating the 22-year-old rebel fighter are unlikely to tell him soon, but his chances of surviving more than a few months are virtually non-existent.

Kapitu was wounded in a clash between his rebel group and a rival faction in December. Continue reading “DRC – ‘The wars will never stop’ – millions flee bloodshed as Congo falls apart”

Congo: The Genocide that the World Refuses to See

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Genocost, a UK-based Congolese advocacy group, commemorated Congo Genocide this week on August 2nd and asked that the rest of the world do the same. August 2nd is the day that U.S. allies Rwanda and Uganda invaded the Democratic Republic of the Congo, starting the Second Congo War in 1998. Though a peace treaty was signed in 2003, the violence, displacement and massive death toll continue. Genocost asks that nations formally recognize August 2nd as Congo Genocide Commemoration Day.

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