Africa Confidential, November 2009 CONGO-KINSHASA | UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council's tenuous authority in Africa has been further threatened by an explosive new report from a UN Group of Experts* showing wide-ranging violations of the arms embargo on Congo-Kinshasa by both Western and African states. The expert panel reports that killer militias in Eastern Congo have been receiving military orders from leaders based in Germany and France and getting finance from two Spanish-based charities linked to the Roman Catholic church in clear breach of the UN sanctions regime. The report also accuses the governments of Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania and Congo-Kinshasa of allowing serious breaches of sanctions and the illegal export of mineral wealth. After heated discussions at UN headquarters in New York on 20 November, several Council members want to dilute the report's recommendations if not bury them, Africa Confidential has learned. The Council is due to meet again on 25 November to discuss the report, but China has been pushing for a substantive delay on any actions while the report is translated into another five languages. Taarifa zaidi hapa: ON THE BRINK OF MASIVE FAILURE. na link nyenguine ya report kamili kutoka MONUC... http://monuc.unmissions.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=sp3bXfZYFxY%3D&tabid=2615&mid=3905 Kwa wale wasio na m'da wa kuisoma report yote, hapa ndipo serikali ya Tanzania ilipolengeshwa kidole: Meanwhile I believe Mwanakijiji alikua na ripoti hapa kuhusu the Tanzanian Govt's involvment in arms traficking in the great lakes region. I wonder what the ramifications of this thing will be. My Take: Supporting these wars in any form, be it material or otherwise, calls into question the integrity of all governments involved. What leads an individual or Government to do this kind backdoor dealings yet we see people dying in droves while an untold number are left homeless and without subsistence? Then we turn around and lie to our citizenry that we are preaching peace and integration in the name of an East African Community that is unworkable under such instances? Mswahili hakukosea aliposema tamaa mbele mauti nyuma...au majuto ni mjukuu huja baadae. When this thing goes full circle mtaanza kusikia majina ya vigogo husika ambao kwa sasa hawajulikani au hawakujui weye mlalahoi kwa vile wanafuja mali.We no longer exist in a vacuum but are a part of a whole and we need to start caring deeply about what we are doing as a people and how it affects the neighbor next door. Is the average Tanzaniana aware of his/her govts hand in this blood money? Shukran.