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.
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.
République Démocratique du Congo, le 2 aout 1998, le ciel se noircit et le grand Congo s’agenouit. Une invasion par certains de ses voisins mettra à genou ce grand éléphant au centre de l’Afrique. Tout commence dans la partie Est. Le feu se propage petit à petit dans tout le pays et aucun congolais ne dira qu’il n’a pas senti l’effet de cette guerre. Des armées Continue reading Geno-Cost: la communauté Congolaise commémore ses morts→
You are warmly welcome to join us for the Congolese Genocide Memorial Day. On Sunday 2nd August 2015 the Congolese community will gather for a beautiful evening of remembrance, reflection, and a moment of silence to pay respect to the people we have lost due to Congo’s long history of war and genocides. Continue reading GENO-COST: REMEMBERING THE CONGOLESE GENOCIDE→
Metropolitan police say Karenzi Karake is wanted in Spain in connection with alleged massacres in wake of 1994 Rwandan genocide
Rwanda has angrily condemned the arrest of the country’s intelligence chief, Karenzi Karake, by British authorities acting on a Spanish indictment.
Louise Mushikiwabo, the Rwandan foreign minister, tweeted: “Western solidarity in demeaning Africans is unacceptable!!” She suggested the arrest was a conspiracy by those who deny the 1994 genocide. “It is an outrage to arrest Rwandan official based on pro-genocidaires lunacy!”