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Thursday, 31 October 2013

Uganda Police boss suspended over handing over Kagame’s body guard back to Rwanda

Police boss suspended over Kagame guard



Sky Hotel in Naalya, Kampala where Lt Joel Mutabaazi was believed to have been arrested. Photo by Steven Wandera  

By TABU BUTAGIRA & ROBERT MUHEREZA


Posted  Thursday, October 31   2013 at  02:00

Kampala- The police deputy CIID director in-charge of Crime Intelligence, Mr Joel Aguma, was last night suspended after he irregularly arrested and extradited to Rwanda Lt Joel Mutabazi, a former bodyguard to President Paul Kagame, long sought by Kigali.
Spokesperson Judith Nabakooba said whereas Mutabazi’s arrest was imminent following a September warrant of arrest for him issued by the Rwandan government, Mr Aguma will be investigated over the “manner in which he handed him over to [Rwandan authorities]”.
“He remains suspended until investigations are concluded into the matter,” Ms Nabakooba said, quoting Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura.
The Crime Intelligence boss returned last month from a one-year senior command and staff course at Rwanda’s National Police College, and took UN refugee and Office of the Prime Minister officials by surprise when he coordinated Lt Mutabazi’s extradition last Saturday.
Lt Mutabazi had already been offered an asylum and was awaiting outcome of his eligibility for refugee status, said state Refugees minister Musa Ecweru, who spent the better part of yesterday in crisis meetings with police officers over the matter.
The whereabouts of two Ugandans, one a Chieftaincy of Military intelligence operative at the rank of a Captain, arrested together with Lt Mutabazi remain unknown. According to Ms Nabakooba, the Israeli-trained commando was picked up after he escaped from the safe house provided to him by the UNHCR.
The Rwandan government, Ms Nabakooba said, in September this year, handed to them a warrant of arrest as proof that Lt Mutabazi was a wanted man escaping justice for a 2011 bank robbery in Kigali.
However, Mr Douglas Asiimwe, a senior Refugee Protection Officer in the Office of the Prime Minister, said Lt Mutabazi was “kidnapped” without their knowledge and the police have an explaining to do.
Mystery continues

Ms Karen Ringuett, the UNHCR external relations officer in Kampala, said “we do not comment on individual cases” when asked about the former bodyguard and why the refugee agency kept him in Uganda in spite of attempts on his life.
In 2010, unknown gunmen sprayed Lt Mutabazi’s house in Kasangati, Wakiso District with bullets, but managed to escape. In August this year, he was kidnapped, forced into an unmarked car, but rescued en-route to Rwanda following intervention by high-level Ugandan authorities and strong UN condemnation.
The pressure forced Uganda Police to apologise and instead offered two VIPPU guards to Lt Mutabazi to assure the world it was concerned about his safety.
Our investigations show that the initial guards were suspiciously replaced a couple of days before the former Kagame bodyguard’s latest abduction and surrender to Rwandan security. He is believed to have been arrested anywhere between heavily-guarded Sky Hotel in Naalya, a city suburb, and Masaka Road.



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Rwandan students seek asylum in Uganda over insecurity claims

http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Rwandan-students-seek-asylum-in-Uganda-over-insecurity-claims/-/688334/1877418/-/v3in3mz/-/index.html

By Eriasa Mukiibi Sserunjogi

Posted  Monday, June 10   2013 at  01:00
In Summary
The 16 students allege that in pursuit of their results withheld by the Rwanda Examinations Board, they have been threatened, arrested or beaten by security officials.

Kampala
Rwandan students who entered Uganda citing security threats back home say they are also being threatened by officials from the High Commission in Uganda at their camp at Old Kampala Police Station.

Speaking to the Daily Monitor at Old Kampala yesterday, the 16, (14 boys and two girls) said the process of applying for refugee status in Uganda had been going on smoothly until a “top” official from the Rwandan High Commission intervened.

The spokesperson of the group who asked not to be named citing security reasons, said on arrival in Kampala on Monday evening and reporting at the offices of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in Kololo, they were advised to go to Old Kampala Police Station to start processing their asylum papers. An official at UNHR said he is aware of the group’s case, but said the issue is still within the hands of the government of Uganda.

At Old Kampala, the group’s spokesperson says, they filled asylum registration cards but Rwanda High Commission officials intervened. “A man who identified himself as Ngarambe from the Rwanda High Commission asked to go with two of us to the Rwanda High Commission but we refused,” he said.

The Rwandan High Commissioner to Uganda, Maj Gen Frank Mugambagye, who we first contacted for a comment on Saturday, told us last evening that he needed more time to find out about the case. Mr Ibin Ssenkumbi, the police spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan area, said he was not aware of the case.

The students’ leader said the police officer at the refugee desk then changed his mind and told the group that there was no use continuing with the process because they were going to be returned to their country anyway. The group also say they encountered hostile reception by some officials at the Office of the Prime Minister in-charge of refugees.

The group says the officer from the Rwandan High Commission threatened to pick them up from Nakivale Refugee Camp in Mbarara, if they are ever taken there, and return them to Rwanda.

Earlier threats
It is such threats which the 16 say forced them out of Rwanda. They say the problem started when results for a total of 574 students who sat for the National Examinations 2012 were withheld by the Rwanda Examinations Board (REB).

Some of the affected students took up the matter with REB, to the Ministry of Education in Rwanda, Transparency Rwanda, the Prime Minister’s Office and finally the President’s office, all in vain.

At the President’s Office, they say, they were promised feedback in three or four days of filing their complaint. When they went back on April 18, they say 48 of them were arrested and detained by the police for “illegal gathering.” The next morning, they picked 20 of them to take up the matter with the Ombudsman, who promised to resolve the matter.

The escape
On Saturday June 1, the spokesperson said, one of the girls told the group that she had decided to run away due to the threats. “It was then that all of us discovered that we had all been threatened individually,” the spokesperson said.

By that time, they say, four of the 20 members were “no longer seen” and when they called one of them, the group spokesperson says he said, “You should leave those things.” They suspect they had given in due to threats.



Rwandan Students Seek Asylum In Uganda over M23




At least 16 Rwandan students are seeking asylum in Uganda after fleeing Kigali amidst claims that they were being conscripted into the M23 rebel ranks. Rwandan Ambassador to Uganda, Maj. Gen. Frank Mugambage, declined to comment on the matter. He was instead asking the News Agency to tell him where the students were found.
Rwandan Ambassador to Uganda, Maj. Gen. Frank Mugambage
Rwandan Ambassador to Uganda, Maj. Gen. Frank Mugambage

At least 16 Rwandan students are seeking asylum in Uganda after fleeing Kigali amidst claims that they were being conscripted into the M23 rebel ranks.

The students first appeared at Old Kampala police station on Tuesday last week, where they recorded their presence and requested for asylum.

When approached on Friday, the students declined to speak to the press fearing reprisal action from people they believe to be operatives from their home country. Two years ago a Rwandan Editor was shot dead in Kampala by people suspected to be Rwandan security operatives.

Another student said two groups of University students had been taken to unknown destination. When this group of students demanded to know where they were being taken, they were threatened with arrest.
Information obtained by those close to the students indicates that they were alerted by their relatives serving in the Rwandan government about the planned conscription them into the M23 rebel ranks.

M23 is a rebel group fighting the government in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The United Nations believes the rebel group, whose fighters are ethnic Tutsi, is backed by Rwanda and Uganda, a claim dismissed by both countries.

The students both boys and girls looked frail and hungry. They were using the police toilets to bathe.  However when asked whether they had had anything to eat, one girl said they had eaten by the mercy of God.

Rwandan Ambassador to Uganda, Maj. Gen. Frank Mugambage, declined to say anything. He was instead asking where the journalist had found the students. When told it was the police, Mugambage then suggested that the journalist should speak to policemen about the students.

Douglas Asiimwe, the Senior Protection Officer in the Office of the Prime Minister in the Department of Refugees, confirmed having heard the students’ presence in Uganda. Asiimwe could not, however, tell why they had fled their country.

This comes just over a week after seven suspected M23 rebels were arrested while on a recruitment mission in Kiruhura district.


It is not for Rwanda to manage Uganda’s refugee procedures 
Publish Date: Jun 23, 2013
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By Albert Gomes-Mugumya

I was gobsmacked to hear Rwanda’s Ambassador to Uganda Maj Gen. Frank Mugambye say that the Government of Rwanda wants the 16 Rwandan students who recently crossed to Uganda seeking asylum to be taken back to their country. (New Vision, June 19, 2013)

The students claim they were being forced to join the M23 rebels of DR Congo, while the Ambassador claims they had taken part in some examination malpractice of some sort. The reasons given by both the students and the Ambassador are irrelevant to this article. My main concern is for the Ambassador to tell the Uganda Government what to do and how to manage its asylum seeking/refugee assessment process.

An asylum seeker is someone whose claim for protection has not been decided by the country in which she or he has submitted their claim. Not every asylum seeker will ultimately be recognised as a refugee, but every refugee is initially an asylum seeker.

Uganda has the obligation to protect the rights of asylum seekers and refugees. Forcible return of refugees and asylum seekers fundamentally violates Uganda’s international obligations. Uganda has signed the 1951 convention relating to the status of refugees and its 1967 protocol; and the 1969 OAU Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of the Refugee Problem in Africa.

Uganda has a Refugees Act 2006 which epitomises its unwavering liberal policy towards refugees who seek protection until they can achieve any of the three durable solutions of: returning in safety and dignity to their countries of origin, resettlement in a third country, or integration in the country of displacement. This Act followed the 1960 Uganda Control of Alien refugees Act. Uganda also has a country asylum policy.

Ambassador Mugambagye should note that Uganda’s asylum system will decide whether the Rwandese asylum-seekers actually qualify for protection. They will be assessed and reviewed without any interference. Those judged through proper procedures not to be refugees, nor to be in need of any other form of protection, will be sent back to Rwanda. Uganda has a positive track record in giving fair individual procedures that determine refugee status and respects asylum seekers rights. The Uganda Government, however, does not need any directives from the Rwanda government on how to manage this process.

Since time in memorial, Uganda has hosted thousand of asylum seekers and refugees including thousand of polish refugees after the Second World War.

Likewise, so many families in Uganda sought asylum during the dark days of political myopia where anti-people elements ruled the day. It took courage to stand firm at such a time. The families of President Museveni, Amama Mbabazi and Ruhakana Rugunda sought asylum and were granted refugee status in Sweden, just as the families of Sam Njuba, James Wapakhabulo and Gilbert Bukenya in Papua New Guinea and Jack Sabiiti in Netherlands. There was no way the Swedish, Papua New Guinea or Dutch Governments could have listened to the government of the day to have them returned.

It is no secret that most of the current Rwandese leaders including Ambassador Mugambagye were either born in exile or sought asylum in various countries including Uganda. I wonder what would have happened, if the then ruling government in Rwanda, had demanded for their return at that time. The fact that Ambassador Mugambagye has vehemently demanded for the students return raises questions and puts credibility to the students asylum claim. What is sauce for the goose is source for the gander.

The author is a specialist in peace, conflict and international security

Rwandan Pascal Manirakiza found 'tortured' in Uganda

 


A Rwandan refugee who went missing in Uganda last week has been found tortured and unconscious, a Ugandan official has said. 


Pascal Manirakiza's abductors had "dumped" him at a cemetery near the capital, Kampala, the official said.
Mr Manirakiza was one of four Rwandans who told the BBC last month that they were seeking asylum in Uganda.

They accused the Rwandan army of forcibly recruiting them to fight in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.


The army dismissed their claim, saying they must have made up their stories to get asylum.
Last week, the UN called for an investigation into the "disappearance or abduction" of three Rwandan refugees from Uganda.

Rwanda denied any involvement in the abductions.


'Extradition blocked'
Police found Mr Manirakiza, 23, in an unconscious state after he was "dumped" at a cemetery by unknown men, said Douglas Asiimwe, the senior protection officer in the Ugandan prime minister's office.
"He was full of blood... He has torture marks in the back," Mr Asiimwe said.


Mr Manirakiza was being guarded at a hospital where he was receiving treatment, he said.
It was hoped that he would regain consciousness in a few days and that he would be able to shed light on who had abducted him, Mr Asiimwe said.

M23 rebels in Goma, eastern DR Congo - December 2012 Rwanda denies recruiting for the M23 rebels
Last week, another of the refugees about whom the UN had expressed concern, Joel Mutabazi, an ex-Rwandan presidential guard, was placed under the protection of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's office.

He had earlier been arrested by Ugandan police on a warrant issued by Rwanda.

The UN strongly protested against his arrest and demanded that Uganda guarantee the safety of refugees.
Uganda's government then rejected a request by Rwanda to extradite him.
One of the refugees is still missing, Mr Asiimwe said.

Mr Manirakiza last month told the BBC he had been a student in Rwanda when he was forcibly recruited to fight with the M23 rebel group in DR Congo.

He managed to flee and sought asylum in Uganda, he said.

The UN and DR Congo government have repeatedly accused Rwanda of backing the M23, an allegation it denies.
In 2010, Rwanda's ex-army chief Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa fled to South Africa.

He accused Rwanda of a failed attempt to assassinate him later that year, after he was shot and wounded in Johannesburg. Rwanda denied any involvement.

The shooting strained diplomatic relations between South Africa and Rwanda.


1800 Rwandans seek asylum in Uganda 
Publish Date: Jul 28, 2013
1800 Rwandans seek asylum in Uganda

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By Innocent Anguyo

A total of 1,838 Rwandans are seeking asylum in Uganda, according to latest refugee statistics issued by the department of refugees in the office of the prime minister.

The asylum seekers include all Rwandans who fled their country between 1998 and June 30 2013 for various reasons including alleged political persecution and repression, and land conflicts.

However, more than half of them especially those below 11 years of age were born in Uganda.

According to a source in the office of the prime minister, a considerable number of the asylum seekers are former refugees who had earlier voluntarily repatriated to Rwanda but could not settle due to socio-political issues.

Findings of a 2010 research done by the Refugee Law Project (RLP) and the International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI) done at Nakivale settlement reveals that While the 1994 genocide and its immediate aftermath might have been the original cause of flight for many, ongoing political repression in Rwanda is not only preventing many refugees from returning, but is generating new refugees.

“Most of those interviewed in fact saw themselves not as war refugees but as victims of a war on individuals by a repressive government. Many had only recently fled into exile although often for the second or third time,” says the report.

Of the asylum seekers, 1, 325 are children while the rest are adults (more than 18 years old). There are 890 females and 948 males.

The asylum seekers are currently located in several areas of the country including Kampala, and settlements such as Kyaka II, Kyangwali, Nakivale and Oruchinga. Kampala hosts the highest number at 629 while Oruchinga is home to only two of the asylum seekers.

Announcing the number of Rwandan asylum seekers during a recent press conference, Hillary Onek, the minister of Refugees disclosed that Uganda is currently hosting 15,000 Rwandan refugees and asylum seekers.

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) representative in Uganda, Mohammed Adar commends Uganda for continuously hosting the refugees and seriously taking its international commitment to provide protection to refugees.

“The UNHCR will stand with you through this noble endeavor,” Adar tells Uganda.

However, the Rwandan minister of disaster management and refugee affairs Seraphine Mukantabana asserts that all Rwandans should return home and contribute to the development of their country.

Nonetheless the aforementioned report titled, “A Dangerous Impasse: Rwandan Refugees in Uganda,” states that the absence of open conflict is not an adequate benchmark against which to promote return.

 It notes that return must be considered in terms of political openness and factors such as good governance (however that might be defined) and effective systems of justice, mechanisms that are increasingly being promoted within the ambit of transitional justice.

“These are more reliable indicators that it is not only safe to return home, but that return will be a genuinely durable solution.

Successful repatriation is not about stepping over a border: it is a long term process of negotiated access to human rights protection and is strengthened by addressing threats to post-conflict recovery and reconstruction,” reiterates the report.

The fate of the 1,838 asylum seekers rests in the hands of the Refugee Eligibility Committee (REC) that can either accept or decline their request for refuge.

End of the M23 Era but no end yet to USA and her clients’ looting of Congo resources : Kabila Congratulates Congo Army for Defeating M23 Rebels: FARDC captured Ugandan and Rwandan Nationals fighting alongside M23 Rebels

The destruction of the Congo says much more about the West than it does about the Central African country. It reveals most clearly that the West is largely a criminal enterprise, the prosperity of which is based on the genocide of Third World people and the theft of their resources. The Congo is perhaps the worst example of this but the West has followed the same policy in Asia, Africa and Latin America for centuries. In this sense, Western countries can be seen as a murderous mafia led by their godfather the United States government for which no amount of blood and wealth is enough.  


Comment 
The US and her client states have been terribly exposed for  supporting their  proxy regimes, Rwanda and Uganda to destabilize D.R Congo so that US, Canadian and European companies continue to loot resources in Congo un disturbed. USA client states, Uganda and Rwanda have been greatly  exposed for  supporting M23 rebels. Even the most gullible person now knows that the M23 rebels are supported by Rwanda and Uganda. Now, that the M23 has lost credibility, it must be ‘annihilated’ in order to pave way for another militia  that  will cause confusion in the DRC for mineral plunder’s sake. As the M23 moves into oblivion, a new militia or militias will emerge with the full support of the US and her client states.  



Kabila Congratulates Congo Army for Defeating M23 Rebels

Congo News Agency - October 30, 2013

DR Congo Army Colonel Mamadou Mustafa Ndala
The commander of DR Congo's army operations against the M23 rebels in North Kivu province, Colonel Mamadou Mustafa Ndala. | Enlarge
 
DR Congo’s army has recaptured Bunagana, the last major town that was still occupied by the M23 rebels in North Kivu province. The victory marks a turning point for eastern Congo, which has been plagued by unrest for more than a decade.
To stress the importance of the moment, President Joseph Kabila took to the airwaves tonight to congratulate the Congolese Armed Forces, known as the FARDC, for liberating “most regions of North Kivu that had been under the control of the enemies of peace for 19 months.”

“Kibumba, Rutshuru, Rumangabo, and since the last few hours Bunagana, are again under the administration of the legally established political and administrative authorities,” Mr. Kabila said in a speech to the nation broadcasted on national television.

Mr. Kabila said that the offensive, which began last Friday, “was ordered after a long series of harassments against [FARDC] positions and cities with high population concentrations.”

In a span of just five days, the Congolese army has all but liberated the entire territory of North Kivu province from the M23 rebels. A few rebels remain holed up in the hills of Chanzu, Mbuzi and Runyoni near the Ugandan border. The Congolese army was advancing towards them tonight.

In his speech, Mr. Kabila called on neighboring countries to abide by the UN and African Union-brokered Addis Ababa Framework Agreement, which calls on all countries of the Great Lakes region to stop supporting armed groups in neighboring countries.

He warned other foreign armed groups operating in eastern Congo, namely the FDLR, ADF-NALU, LRA and FNL, to “lay down their arms and end their abuses on the Congolese people.” Failing to do so, he said, will expose them to “an operation to forcefully disarm them like the one that is currently underway.”
Mr. Kabila also thanked the peacekeepers of the UN mission in DR Congo, known as MONUSCO, for supporting the Congolese army.

He honored the memory of the three Tanzanian peacekeepers who lost their lives and other peacekeepers who were injured. “Through my voice, the Congolese nation as a whole expresses its gratitude,” he said.
“Having suffered from war, we, Congolese, know the price of peace. So, let’s grasp the opportunity presented by the latest developments in North Kivu to strengthen national unity and rebuild as one our beautiful and beloved country.”



Congo Defeat Of Terror-Army M23 Must Be Followed With End To Tyranny In Rwanda and Uganda




 
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DR Congo M23 rebels 'all but finished', says UN

 

Government forces celebrate in Rumangabo, 28 Oct Government forces celebrate the capture of Rumangabo
The UN's special envoy in the Democratic Republic of Congo has told the organisation's Security Council that the M23 rebel movement is all but finished as a military threat.

Martin Kobler said the M23 had abandoned most military positions in the east and was confined to a small triangle close to the Rwandan border.

A fifth rebel-held area in a week fell to government forces on Monday.

The rebels say that their withdrawals are temporary.

Mr Kobler told the UN Security Council by video-link: "It is practically the military end of the M23."
He said the rebels had abandoned a key position on Mount Hehu near the Rwandan border.

Analysis

There is no dispute that the M23 rebels are facing a military defeat.

The military option was not the route that regional actors and the UN favoured. But as the humanitarian crisis escalated in eastern DR Congo, a military alternative seemed acceptable, even desirable.

The Congolese army was emboldened by the deployment of a UN mission with a robust mandate to attack the rebels using helicopters.

While the military defeat of the M23 is a psychological victory for the government, the region's problems are far from over.

Ethnic-based groups, including those linked to the Rwandan genocide, still operate. A new rebel group, M18, recently emerged, adding to the complex mix of the conflict.

Several issues lie behind the unrest, including a competition for resources and a history of ethnic rivalry.
Add the involvement of regional actors in a vast area with weak state institutions and it is clear that bringing peace to eastern DR Congo is not a straightforward matter.

After the UN meeting, French ambassador Gerard Araud said he hoped there would now be talks between the rebels and the government.

He said: "Mr Kobler has briefed us and basically he told us that we are witnessing the military end of the M23.

"So I think it's a positive development of course and there was a general agreement that now we should go back to the table of negotiation in Kampala."

Peace talks between the government and M23, hosted by neighbouring Uganda, broke down last week.
There had previously been about two months of relative calm in eastern DR Congo.
'Retreating rebels'
  Cheering crowds reportedly welcomed government troops on Monday as they entered Rumangabo town, where the latest M23 base to fall was located.

The government is re-establishing its rule there, said North Kivu province governor Julien Palukui.
"We have just held two meetings in order to discuss how to uplift the population... and we are announcing the restoration of the civil service within the next 24 hours,'' he added.

Rumangabo - about 50km (30 miles) north of Goma, the main city in eastern DR Congo - had one of the three biggest military bases in DR Congo before it fell to the rebels last year.

There is no doubt that the government forces have achieved huge victories over the rebels, says the BBC's Maud Jullien in the capital, Kinshasa.

The UN has deployed a new intervention brigade to eastern DR Congo with a stronger mandate to confront armed groups.

On Sunday, the UN mission in DR Congo, Monusco, said a Tanzanian peacekeeper was killed during fighting with the M23 in the town of Kiwanja.

"The soldier died while protecting the people of Kiwanja," Monusco said in a statement.

The military success in Rumangabo followed the capture of four other areas - Kiwanja, Rutshuru, Buhumba and Kibumba - since the weekend, the army said.

M23 officials in Uganda said their fighters had retreated because government and UN forces had launched a joint assault, reports the BBC's Ignatius Bahizi from Uganda's capital, Kampala.
Rebel forces were outnumbered, they said.

M23 fighters planned to regroup before making their next move, the officials added.
At least 800,000 people have fled their homes in DR Congo since the M23 launched its rebellion in April 2012, the UN humanitarian agency, Ocha, says.

The rebels briefly occupied eastern DR Congo's main town, Goma, in November 2012 before pulling out under international pressure.
The M23 are mainly ethnic Tutsis, like most of Rwanda's leaders.

Rwanda and Uganda deny persistent Congolese and UN allegations that the neighbours are backing the rebel forces.

Eastern DR Congo has been wracked by conflict since 1994, when Hutu militias fled across the border from Rwanda after carrying out a genocide against Tutsis and moderate Hutus.

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M23 rebels ‘face military end’




Congolese army soldiers march into Kibumba town after recapturing it from M23 rebels over the weekend (AP)
29 OCTOBER 2013

The army of the Democratic Republic of Congo, who just one year ago abandoned their posts and fled in the face of an advancing rebel army, succeeded yesterday in taking back a strategically important city

In what appears to be a turning point in the conflict, the c civilian population of Rumangabo, which reportedly suffered grave abuses under the rebels, poured into the streets to welcome the soldiers, running alongside their tanks.

Women threw flowers. Men picked palm leaves off of the nearby trees and waved them. The UN envoy to the DRC told the Security Council it was the military end of the M23 rebel group.

“I confirm that we have just taken the city of Rumangabo,” said Congolese military spokesman Lt. Col Olivier Hamuli. “(We) entered the city at 11am and were met by the applause of the population.”

Over the weekend, Congolese soldiers took back Kiwanja, Rutshuru, Buhumba and Kibumba. Of the five, Rumangabo is the most important militarily, because it is home to one of the largest military camps in the country’s troubled east.

The soldiers faced no resistance as they headed into Rumangabo town, according to a reporter for The Associated Press accompanying the troops.

From there they advanced toward the camp, which dates back to the time of ex-dictator Mobutu Sese Seko and was taken over about a year ago by the M23 rebels, who used it to train their recruits.
The Congolese army reached the camp at around noon, secured the stockpile of weapons left there and posted guards. It was there that the troops were approached by Jacques Leon Liripa, a soldier who was captured by the rebels in 2012, and spent more than a year as a prisoner of war.

He said the M23 rebels deserted the area on Sunday afternoon, and he was able to break out of jail. He spent the night in the forest, emerging only when he saw his former colleagues.

Martin Kobler, the UN special representative for DRC, briefed the UN Security Council and told them “we are witnessing the military end of the M23,” according to French UN Ambassador Gerard Araud.
“We hope that the rebel movement has been chastised, and will go back to the negotiating table,” Mr Araud said.

The government will quickly restore administration, said the governor of the North Kivu province. “I confirm the fall of Rumangabo,” said Julien Paluku




FARDC captured Ugandan and Rwandan Nationals fighting alongside M23 Rebels


FARDC have today recaptured Bunagana Town which they had lost to the M23 rebel group one and a half years ago.
Colonel Olivier Hamuli.
Colonel Olivier Hamuli.
The border town fell in the hands of FARDC after a fierce fighting between the M23 rebels and the DRC army that lasted for almost a week.
FARDC has vowed to keep on pressing until they kick the M23 rebel group out of Eastern Congo.
Earlier the M23 rebel leader Bertrand Bisimwa left the Eastern part of Congo to Kampala where he is supposed to meet the M23 delegation team that is having peace talks with the DRC government.
On capturing Bunagana, the FARDC revealed that the M23 rebel group has been committing serious crimes that included torturing and killing people.
Some of the bones that were found in mass graves
Some of the bones that were found in mass graves
Mass graves full of skeletons have been found in places like Kibumba where the M23 massacred populations like animals.
Colonel Olivier Hamuli accused Uganda and Rwanda for helping the M23 rebel group that has created insurgency in Eastern Congo
“FARDC have captured a significant number of Ugandan and Rwandan Nationals fighting alongside the M23 Rebels in DRC,” said Colonel Olivier Hamuli.
Congolese nationals dancing after Bunagana was captured by FARDC
Congolese nationals dancing after Bunagana was captured by FARDC



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M23 rebel leader in Uganda for peace talks 
Publish Date: Oct 30, 2013
M23 rebel leader in Uganda for peace talks

A convoy believed to be of M23 rebel leader, Bartrand Bisiimwa is seen entering Uganda on Wednesday. PHOTO/Goodluck Musinguzi
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By Vision Reporter

Congolese M23 rebel leader, Bertrand Bisiimwa is in Uganda for peace talks between his group and the Congolese government.


The facilitator of the talks, the Ugandan minister for defense Dr. Crispus Kiyonga sent a chopper to pick Bisiimwa from the Ugandan border at Bunagana border contrary to reports the rebel leader had surrendered to Ugandan security, army Spokesperson Paddy Akunda said.


Regional leaders last month directed that peace negotiations between the M23 rebels and the Government of Congo should resume as a way of ending fighting in eastern DR Congo.


This was in a declaration made at the end of an emergency meeting called by President Yoweri Museveni in his capacity as the chairperson of the regional body, the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR).


The meeting was attended by the four other regional Presidents Joseph Kabila (DR Congo), Salva Kiir (South Sudan), Paul Kagame (Rwanda) and Jakaya Kikwete (Tanzania). Also present were Mary Robinson the UN special envoy to the Great Lakes region and Dlamini Zuma the chairperson of the African Union Commission.


The Presidents directed that the peace negotiations should resume within the three days after their Heads of State summit, and conclude within a maximum period of 14 days.



M23 head flees to Uganda

Kampala- The president of M23 rebel group, Mr Bertrand Bisimwa, yesterday fled to Uganda as Congolese troops backed by a special regional intervention brigade captured rebel strongholds in North Kivu Province.
“It’s true he is around, I’m not sure he has run away, he may be here as part of efforts to contribute to the peace talks,” the UPDF spokesperson, Lt Col Paddy Ankunda, said last evening.
Earlier, a security source told this newspaper that Mr Bisimwa entered through Bunagana as the rebels’ lairs came under heavy shelling over the past week.
In the latest round of military confrontations since the inconclusive peace talks in Kampala, M23 fighters retreated from the frontline, losing Kiwanja, Rutshuru and Rumangabo strongholds to rapidly advancing Forces Armées de la République Démocratique du Congo Forces (FARDC).
By last night, it emerged that President Joseph Kabila’s forces had captured the strategic Bunagana border post with Uganda, more than a year since the rebels captured it.
Kisoro leaders speak out
“The Congolese government has repossessed Bunagana border town after chasing away the M23 rebels,” the Resident District ommissioner of the neighbouring Kisoro, Mr Ahmed Doka, said. ”We hope the situation shall be normal and the problem of refuges solved.”
Uganda presently hosts more than 100, 000 Congolese. The overpowered M23 rebels reportedly scattered into the bushes, with some sneaking into Uganda as refugees.
News of the Bunagana takeover prompted thousands of Congolese nationals, who in the past week had ran to Uganda for safety, to stream back home in large numbers. The situation remained calm, but tense, witnesses said.
In November last year, the M23 rebel group overran Goma City after Congolese soldiers retreated hurriedly without firing back.
The International Conference on Great Lakes Region, a 11-memebr regional bloc chaired by President Museveni, sweet-talked the rebels to withdraw from Goma as a pre-condition for dialogue whose pact both parties refused to sign.


Artisenal child miners show off copper ore in Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. "Artisenal" means they dig the ore with whatever primitive tools they can get hold of and sell it to Glencore International, a Swiss-based multinational mining company and the world's largest commodities broker. And other companies. but Glencore is the largest. Neighboring Zambia, which shares the Katanga Copper Belt with Congo's Katanga Province, has a state strong enough to prevent this much at least. Congo does not. Photo: Fair phone. Ann Garrison

When will President Obama weep for Congolese Children ??? Mr. President sorry about the death of innocent kids in the Connecticut shooting…but what that gun man did is exactly what US proxies are doing to innocent children in Congo….how I wish you will one day weep for Congolese black children who are your close relatives.




Tears of a poor Congolose child whose whole life has been rendered hell on earth
US President Barack Obama's tears while speaking about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, during a press briefing at the White House in Washington. Photo: Reuters

Thousands flee DR Congo fighting to Uganda: UN 
Publish Date: Oct 30, 2013
Thousands flee DR Congo fighting to Uganda: UN

Congolese refugees entering Uganda
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Over 5,000 refugees fleeing fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have escaped into neighbouring Uganda this week, United Nations officials said Wednesday, warning that double that number are expected to cross the border.


"Fighting...is causing a large amount of displacement into Uganda," said Lucy Beck, a spokeswoman for the UN refugee agency UNHCR, adding that 5,000 refugees had crossed the border since Monday.


"We are predicting up to 10,000 people would have crossed by tomorrow, because the fighting seems to be going on very close to the border... People are continuing to cross even as we speak."


Congolese troops backed by a United Nations intervention brigade launched a major offensive earlier this week against the M23 rebel movement of army mutineers in Congo's turbulent North Kivu province.


The number of refugees will "put some strain on our resources", Beck added, but said that preparations had been made for up to 150,000.


"The way it is going, we can imagine they will be staying for some amount of time," she added.


The M23 was founded by former Tutsi rebels who were incorporated into the Congolese army under a 2009 peace deal.


Complaining the deal was never fully implemented, they mutinied in April 2012, turning their guns on their former comrades and launching the latest rebellion to ravage DR Congo's mineral-rich and conflict-prone east.


The UN and various rights groups have accused the M23 of atrocities including rape and murder in a conflict that has caused tens of thousands of refugees to flee. Reuters 




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