The conflict in the Congo is a resource war waged by U.S. and British allies

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By Kambale Musavuli
Online Journal Guest Writer
Feb 19, 2009, 00:17

Since Rwanda and Uganda invaded the Congo in 1996, they have pursued a plan to appropriate the wealth of Eastern Congo either directly or through proxy forces. The December 2008 United Nations report is the latest in a series of U.N. reports dating from 2001 that clearly documents the systematic looting and appropriation of Congolese resources by Rwanda and Uganda, two of Washington and London’s staunchest allies in Africa.

However, in the wake of the December 2008 report, which clearly documents Rwanda’s support of destabilizing proxy forces inside the Congo, a series of stunning proposals and actions have been presented which all appear to be an attempt to cover up or bury the damning U.N. report on the latest expression of Rwanda’s aggression against the Congolese people.

The earliest proposal came from Herman Cohen, former assistant secretary of state for African affairs under George Herbert Walker Bush. He proposed that Rwanda be rewarded for its well documented looting of Congo’s wealth by being a part of a Central and/or East African free trade zone whereby Rwanda would keep its ill-gotten gains.


The report “found evidence that the Rwandan authorities have been complicit in the recruitment of soldiers, including children, have facilitated the supply of military equipment, and have sent officers and units from the Rwandan Defense Forces” to the DRC. The support is for the National Congress for the Defense of the People, or CNDP, formerly led by self-proclaimed Gen. Laurent Nkunda.


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One thought on “The conflict in the Congo is a resource war waged by U.S. and British allies

  1. In addition to pressure on Kagame, the global community should support the following policies:

    1. Initiate an international tribunal on the Congo.

    2. Work with the Congolese to implement a national reconciliation process; this could be a part of the international tribunal.

    3. Work with the Congolese to assure that those who have committed war crimes or crimes against humanity are brought to justice.

    4. Hold accountable corporations that are benefiting from the suffering and deaths in the Congo.

    5. Make the resolution of the Congo crisis a top international priority.

    Not unlike George Cloony’s demands regarding Darfur.

    This behavior makes it clear that there is no hope for basket-case mother africa. The people, the women, the animals, the nature, the entire continent, is doomed.

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