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EU Funding to Criminal Paul Kagame’s Personalised Army, RDF, Sparks Controversy

By: Robert Patrick Fati Gakwerere The European Union’s recent decision to inject €40 million into the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) has ignited a firestorm of criticism. This funding, directed towards an entity described by critics as a “killing machine,” raises profound ethical and moral questions given the RDF’s troubling record. …

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President Emmanuel Macron Calls For Rwanda To Withdraw Its Troops From DR Congo 

By: Robert Patrick Fati Gakwerere On the 30th April 2024, during a press conference in Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron, alongside Congolese President Félix Tshisekedi, issued a stern directive to Rwanda to cease all support to the M23 rebel group and initiate the withdrawal of its troops from the Democratic …

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The DR Congo welcomes France’s position on M23 terrorists, but calls for sanctions against Rwanda

By: Robert Patrick Fati Gakwerere On Tuesday, 20 February, France called on Rwanda to cease all support for the M23 group operating in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Moreover, France explicitly requested Kigali to withdraw from Congolese territory, marking the first occasion France has acknowledged the presence …

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Senegal’s Top Court Rejects President Sall’s Bid to Delay Vote

(Bloomberg) — Senegal’s top court rejected President Macky Sall’s bid to postpone elections, raising uncertainty in the West African nation that’s traditionally been one of the continent’s most stable democracies. The Constitutional Council ruled that parliament’s adoption of a law delaying the vote and extending Sall’s term for at least …

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Liberia President George Weah concedes election defeat to opposition leader Joseph Boakai

MONROVIA, Liberia — Liberian President George Weah conceded defeat late Friday after provisional results from this week’s runoff vote showed challenger Joseph Boakai beating him by just over a percentage point. Elections officials said that with 99.58% of ballots counted from Tuesday’s election, Boakai was in the lead, with 50.89% to Weah’s …

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UN Sanctions An RDF-M23 Commander, a Right-Hand man To Maj Gen Sultani Makenga

By: Robert Patrick Fati Gakwerere On Wednesday, 25th October 2023, The United Nations announced on that Bernard Maheshe Byamungu and Protogen Ruvugaikore were added to the international sanctions list. Bernard Maheshe Byamungu, 49 years of age, is M23’s Deputy Commander, Commander in charge of Operations and Intelligence. In January 2023, …

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DR Congo: Government Releases Drone Footage Revealing New Incursion By Rwanda Defence Force In Support Of M23, Government Spokesperson Says.

By: Robert Patrick Fati Gakwerere The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo released images captured by drones on Tuesday, highlighting an alleged incursion by the Rwandan army to reinforce the M23 rebel group. Government spokesperson Patrick Muyaya says these images show that Rwanda is involved in a “new incursion” …

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