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Kagame Reveals Secret To Topple Kabila

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Ilulu, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. Ilulu

    Ilulu Senior Member

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    By Arinaitwe Rugyendo,
    In Kigali:
    An angry Kagame makes his point during the press conference
    Rwandan President Paul Kagame has lifted a lid on elements in the international community who plotted to overthrow President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo, last year.

    Addressing local, regional and international journalists at his Village Urugwiro residence in Kigali yesterday, an angry Kagame chided the double standards game playing out in crisis-stricken Eastern DRC where his army has been accused by sections of the international community of supporting rebels allied to renegade Congolese General Bosco Ntaganda.

    "Let me spill some secrets to you," Kagame started while responding to a question from Red Pepper about his country's alleged involvement in DRC.

    "During the general elections in DRC, this hypocritical international community came to us asking what they should do to Kabila because he wasn't listening to them. They asked us whether he was a serious president who is prepared to do business with them and if not, if they should remove him. We were surprised. But at the end of the day, he got elected and they now can't remove him," Kagame revealed.

    The DRC held both presidential and parliamentary elections in November last year in which Kabila was returned as president. And on this, Kagame said Kabila's victory had created a gap between him and these same elements who, then, started running around the region seeking views on how to sort him out.

    "They now have to finally put up with him because they like Congo more and the Congolese people less. That's why rapes and ethnic killings are going on there and they can't solve them. Instead, they are now moving around accusing Rwanda of all sorts of things. Rwanda has nothing to do with Congolese problems," he said.

    Refusing to name names, Kagame further placed blame of the current situation in DRC on their shoulders revealing that their support for the indictment of a Congolese General Bosco Ntaganda by the International Criminal Court (ICC) a means of gaining audience with the Kinshasha leadership, is what has sparked off unrest in the East where rebels linked to him were recently reported by the Human Rights Watch to be supported by Rwanda.

    "After failing to access the leadership in Kinshasa, they secured quicker means of achieving that by jumping on the ICC indictment and told the government there that they can help arrest Bosco. And the leadership needed Bosco arrested. That has now created an enterprise of discussion in Kinshasa in which the narrative now is that Rwanda is responsible for Ntaganda. This is really annoying!"

    The president who spent much his address explaining the origin and context of the Congolese problem blamed international players in the region of failing to grasp its issues.

    "They have had a whole United Nations force in DRC for a long period of time. But what have they done? Nothing completely yet they are spending billions of dollars and blaming Rwanda for their own failures," he added

    Explaining the Congolese problem further, Kagame revealed that the current crisis was created in 2009 when another dissident General Laurent Nkunda who is held in a safe house in Rwanda but whom the Kigali leadership promised to hand over to the DRC authorities, was removed from the country.

    Gen. Nkunda, who is now held by Rwandan authorities, was at that time leading a rebellion in the East of the country on account of protecting ethnic Tutsi in Congo.

    "Removing Nkunda wasn't supposed to be the end. It was supposed to kick start a process of solving the governance question in DRC and also some Congolese citizens who were seeking inclusion. This didn't happen. In the middle of this mess, they talked of arresting Ntanganda who had been integrated in the army. Then they said they couldn't do it without Rwanda's consent. Really silly stuff! We have nothing to do with Bosco Ntanganda," Kagame remarked.

    He revealed that Rwanda was getting tired of being unfairly linked to the Congolese problems and warned that a time will be reached where his country will be forced to draw a line.

    "Ultimately we will be forced into a situation where we will draw a line," he said without elaborating and added: "We don't respond to blackmail. Forget about Ntaganda or Nkunda. We are coming to a point where we will offload this burden and throw it back at them in order to buy our peace. Congo's problems should stop being our problems. What's going on in DRC shouldn't be construed as a problem between DRC and Rwanda but a problem within Congo itself."

    He accused referred to the Human Rights Watch as rubbish for having released a report accusing Rwanda of involvement in DRC and supporting Ntaganda's rebellion.

    "Human Rights Watch is rubbish. Rubish with them! Don't bring Human Rights Watch in Rwanda. They are rubbish!
    He said Rwanda was on talking terms with DRC and all outstanding issues will be resolved.

    "Our primary focus is our relationship with Congo so that we build mechanisms of defeating FDLR fighting our government here. We are talking to President Kabila. We have people on the ground in Kinshasha and Congolese officials have been coming here. There are discussions going on hoping that we can have reason to prevail," he revealed.

    Source: Kagame Reveals Secret To Topple Kabila | Red Pepper Online: Uganda News, Gossip
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    gati Member

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    Liongo hili jangiri la mali za wakongo, kama yeye ni mpenda mani ya kongo kwanini alimtorosha Laurent Nkunda na kumficha kwake?, anatuma watu kuvuruga amani ya kongo na kuiba mali kisha anadhani dunia haijui?!. Kila jambo lina mwisho.
  3. Lonestriker

    Lonestriker JF-Expert Member

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    Uongo wake uko wapi?
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    Lonestriker JF-Expert Member

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    "They have had a whole United Nations force in DRC for a long period of time. But what have they done? Nothing completely yet they are spending billions of dollars and blaming Rwanda for their own failures," he added.
    saying it as it is...sums everything,can't put it better.
  5. RUCCI

    RUCCI JF-Expert Member

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    U must b a victim of western propaganda, I would advice u not believe just everything from the human rignts watch. This is an institution which is dysfunctional in western Europe and USA, but active in Africa.
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    Koba JF-Expert Member

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    [h=2]This is what Kagame was talking in Kigali yesterday sio hizo spin za kina kina Human rights watch/FDLR/ant kagame or whoever,hizi politics za congo za kulaumu Rwanda kila kitu ni very tired,hawa Congolese sijui kwanini hawaoni tatizo ni hao genociders waliokimbilia huko na hao fake MONUSCO wa UN spending billions for nothing kumbe ni project za wakubwa,na Congolese waache tabia ya kuwabagua wanyamulenge wa eastern Congo ambao wana asili ya Rwanda wapo congo for hundrelds of yrs sijui wanataka waende wapi?is like kuwaambia masai/jaluo warudi kenya or viceversa,na ndio sababu ya kina ntaganda(banyamurenge) kupigana maana wamezaliwa congo na kila kitu congolese ila wame happen kuwa kama wanyarwanda

    Rwanda is not to blame for DRC’s woes – Kagame[/h]

    • President Kagame addressing journalists in Kigali yesterday. The New Times/Village Urugwiro.

    President Paul Kagame yesterday expressed frustration over continued allegations that Rwanda is aiding rebel groups in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

    The President was addressing a news conference which was mainly dominated by the on-going crisis in the DRC.

    President Kagame castigated the international community for endlessly blaming Rwanda for DRC woes saying they were intentionally disregarding the fact that they were historical.

    “They claim they like Congo, but they don’t like the Congolese, if they liked Congolese we wouldn’t have these problems of raping and killing every day,” Kagame said.

    “Our main focus is to continue to work with the DRC and have good relations with the Congolese people so that we solve our problem that remains there – which is FDLR and the genocidaires”.

    Kagame blamed the UN for behaving; “as if the problem of Congo has been caused by Rwanda or should be Rwanda’s responsibility”.

    Laurent Nkunda

    The Head of State criticized non-state actors for using Rwanda as a scapegoat to cover up their responsibilities in messing up the DRC.

    “In 2009 when we had issues in DRC, but under the false presentation of the problem, we remained engaged. In fact we tried to be helpful….we have a situation of Laurent Nkunda which we are still stuck with, we have had to bear every responsibility for him and the situation that created him hoping that that it would help in dealing with the eastern Congo problems, but also hoping that it would result into a solution for our problem - the FDLR which is based there.

    “It was like we were even buying cooperation of the Congolese and the international community so that our problem can be dealt with,” explained the President. He accused the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in DRC (MONUSCO) – which spends US$1.2 billion annually – of failing to live up to its mandate of contributing to stabilizing DRC, yet “instead the international community turns around to ask Rwanda to deal with the Congo problems”.

    He said MONUSCO knew exactly where the FDLR military commander, Sylvestre Mudacumura’s headquarters was in (in DRC), but “ignores all that and instead asks us about Ntaganda.”

    FDLR is largely composed of elements responsible for the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, as well as human rights violations in DRC.

    “We are accused of holding Nkunda (former leader of the Congolese National Congress for the Defence of the People (CNDP), Laurent Nkunda) but at the same time, this world of hypocrisy says that we did the right thing to hold him but we got nothing in the end out of it, because we thought we would create peace in the eastern Congo,” Kagame said.


    Kagame said Rwanda was among the very few countries that have clearly expressed their position on DRC, that the problems in Congo can only be solved by the Congolese.

    He said former CNDP leader and Congolese General, Bosco Ntaganda, was a concern of the DRC, not Rwanda’s, and whoever wants to ask anything about him should ask MONUSCO, not Kigali.

    In reference to Kinyarwanda speaking Congolese, who are often targeted and harassed by anti-Rwandan elements for their identity, and repeatedly cited as the basis for Rwanda’s purported interests in the DRC, Kagame said, “Rwanda is not responsible for Kinyarwanda speaking Congolese who happen to be in DRC, live there and happen to be called the citizens of DRC.

    “Rwanda has no responsibility for this, somebody else has responsibility for this. How they became Congolese citizens, I cannot explain; it’s none of my business, I don’t know about it”.

    Revealing some of the previously unreported crimes, President Kagame cited an incident where 50 former CNDP soldiers who were to be integrated in the Congolese army, were transferred from the eastern to north-western DRC and “killed because of their identity”. He said the incident has never been reported because of a “conspiracy of silence”.

    Drawing the line

    Kagame said that if the same baseless allegations against Rwanda continue, Kigali will be forced to “draw a line and say, ‘if you don’t want us to take part in solving the problem and just blackmail us, we don’t respond to blackmails’; we will just say, “forget about us”.

    Meanwhile, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Louise Mishikiwabo was in Kinshasa yesterday where she met with President Kabila and her Congolese counterpart, Raymond Tshibanda.

    In May, Rwanda hosted several high-level political and military meetings to help restore peace and stability in eastern DRC.
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    Mimi ni mmoja wa watu ambao huwa nashindwa kumuelewa Rais Kagame!

    Si amesema wameanza mazungumzo sijuhi kuelewana na utawala wa DRC, give him time uone litakalo tokea - nakuhakikishia atakuja na adithi mpya KABISA akilahumu Internatonal Community na Kabila - tumeona wanajeshi wakikili kwamba walikuwa recruited Rwanda na kuwa-armed na Rwanda yenyewe ili walete vurugu DRC - kitu kinacho endelea pale ni mbinu za RWANDA kutaka kuonyesha Dunia kwamba DRC haitawaliki, in other words kuna "OMBWE la Uongozi" hivyo kuendelea kuikalia Kivu wakichuma madini ya nchi hiyo especially CONTRAN, siwezi kuwashangaa kama hawana an hidden Agenda ya kutaka kujitanua nchini Congo - you can't rule out anything.

    Dunia inapashwa kuwa makini na uongozi huu, tuone matendo yao kama ni yakutaka kuishi vema na majirani zao kweli siyo MANENO na kuwalahumu WENGINE waki-mask agenda zao za SIRI.

    Kagame ni kiongozi mahili sana na ameisadia nchi yake kupiga hatua sana ya kimaendeleo, having said that tusijisahau kwamba anaweza kuwa na an hidden Agenda kuhusu Mkoa wa KIVU; don't underate Kiongozi huyu anajua sana kujieleza lakini ukimwangalia kwa umakini sana kuna kitu ambacho huwa kinanishtua sana.

    Siku moja niliwahi kumuona anohojiwa na mtangazaji mahili mwenye saikolojia ya kuweza kuweka adhalani inner feelings za binadamu ambazo zimejifichaka, swali lenyewe lilikua la kichokozi lakini lenye ukweli ndani YAKE, lo! Jamaa alibadirika ghafla mpaka akaonekana anatisha KABISA-mambo aliyo yasema pale nilishikwa na BUTWAA kabisa; may be amekwisha kuwa-mellowed as time wentby, hopefully.