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M23 waua Meja wa Jeshi la Wananchi Tanzania (JWTZ) - UN Yalaani!

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  1. mustafa ommy

    mustafa ommy JF-Expert Member

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    KINSHASA, Congo (AP) - United Nations forces and the Congolese army attacked rebel positions with helicopter gunships, armored personnel carriers and a phalanx of ground troops Wednesday, ramping up the U.N.'s engagement in the latest rebellion to roil this country's tormented east.

    The fighting was some of the fiercest in the week since the newly created U.N. intervention brigade went on the offensive, and one Tanzanian peacekeeper was killed after the rebels aimed artillery fire at their position, the U.N. said in a statement. Seven other troops were also wounded, U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq said.

    "I am outraged by today's killing of a United Nations peacekeeper from Tanzania by the M23," said Martin Kobler, the special representative of the secretary-general in Congo, who heads the peacekeeping mission. "He sacrificed his life to protect civilians in Goma."

    The fighting is taking place nine miles (15 kilometers) from the provincial capital of Goma, a city home to nearly 1 million people that was briefly captured by the M23 rebels late last year.

    The U.N. involvement in the latest flare-up of violence is in sharp contrast to November, when the U.N. peacekeeping mission, known as MONUSCO, stood by as the rebels overtook Goma because their mandate was only to protect civilians.
    The stepped-up U.N. intervention brigade, created by the Security Council in March, is authorized to take the offensive against the rebels.

    "It's already changing the equation. For now, I would shy away from calling it a game changer. It's certainly unprecedented not only for Congo, but for peacekeeping itself and the U.N. at large," said Timo Mueller, a Goma-based researcher with the Enough Project, an advocacy group active in eastern Congo.

    Martin Nesirky, spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, said in a statement that Ban condemned the killing of the Tanzanian and violence against U.N. peacekeepers generally.

    "The Secretary-General deplores in the strongest terms the killing and wounding of UN peacekeepers," the statement reads. Even as forces pounded the rebels, U.N. officials continued to send mixed messages about the extent of their involvement, repeatedly saying they were merely "backing" or "supporting" the Congolese military, rather than leading the offensive themselves.

    "The main engagement is by the (Congolese) forces," said Siphiwe Dlamini, a spokesman for the South African military, which contributed troops to the brigade. "We are retaliating and going on the offensive."

    Lt. Col. Felix Basse, the military spokesman for the U.N. peacekeeping mission, also emphasized that U.N. forces were fighting alongside the Congolese army.
    However, the president of the M23 rebel movement, Bertrand Bisimwa, who spoke by telephone, said the U.N.'s intervention brigade was on the frontline of Wednesday's fighting.

    "It was the U.N. that was shooting directly at us, from their helicopters. It's the Tanzanian and South African (United Nations) troops that are on the frontline. It's them that we see first," he said.

    As the U.N. mission takes its strongest steps yet to protect Congolese civilians, observers note the intervention brigade faces high expectations. It is already facing backlash from residents who say their heightened efforts still aren't enough to protect civilians from an onslaught of mortar fire.

    Last weekend, scores of Goma residents took to the streets in anger after a barrage of mortar shells rained down on residential neighborhoods and killed several civilians. A U.N. car was set ablaze, and in the melee two protesters were killed.

    "Given this outburst of frustration during these demonstrations, MONUSCO might feel pressured to take on M23 and be sucked into an active conflict, into active warfare," Mueller said. "There might be a momentum building up where MONUSCO has to prove its legitimacy and its effectiveness and has to show the population that it's actually doing something."

    In a recent open letter, the charity Medecins Sans Frontieres, or Doctors Without Borders, also expressed concern about the mission's simultaneous mandate to "aid, protect and fight" in Congo. The U.N. vigorously defended its mandate, saying it could not "fold our arms and allow armed groups to kill the population."

    In addition to seven U.N. troops wounded Wednesday, three others already have sustained injuries since the U.N. brigade began directly engaging rebels last week. One South African and two Tanzanians were hit by shrapnel Saturday, South Africa's military said in a statement Wednesday.

    Angelo Izama, a Uganda-based analyst who runs a regional security think tank called Fanaka Kwawote, cautions though that failure to unseat the M23 from their current strongholds overlooking Goma would be a psychological blow to the Congolese military and its U.N. allies.

    He said it was highly unlikely that the U.N. brigade would sustain the offensive if more and more of its troops were killed or wounded in combat.
    "If they come under sustained attack, the U.N. will have no appetite for war," he said. "They will call time out."

    Sources : Congo Fighting Intensifies - AOL On

    UN peacekeeper killed in eastern Congo fighting
  2. Kongosho

    Kongosho JF-Expert Member

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    Hivi lazima TZ ipeleke vikosi huko wanakopeleka?
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    Ngigana JF-Expert Member

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    Mheshimiwa raisi, warudishe watoto wetu nyumbani. Wafe kwa ajili ya kulinda nchi yao lakini siyo kwenye vita na watu wa Kagame
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    Chungurumbira JF-Expert Member

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    hii idadi huwa inaongezeka siku baada ya siku kama ile ya Bush pale iraq!
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    Arushaone JF-Expert Member

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    Amani haiji ila kwa ncha ya upanga, aluta continua. Kwenye vita yoyote lazima mambo kama hayo hutokea kwenye battlefied. Hatutakaa kwa amani kama jirani wanapigana wao kwa wao.

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    Aleyn JF-Expert Member

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    JWTZ msikate tamaa, Watanzania halisi tupo nyuma yenu kuwaunga mkono. Rest In Peace Askari.
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    Ntemi wa Nassa Member

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    Tarifa ya uhakika ni kuwa jeshi la wananchi wa tanzania na watanzania kwa ujumla tumepata msiba wa ofisa wa jeshi la wananchi meja mshindo wa kirivya kibaha pwani ambaye alipigwa juzi na wanamgambo wa m23 na kusabisha kifo chake huku asikari wengine watatu wakiwa hali zao ni mbaya zaidi. Nawasilisha.
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    Ileje JF-Expert Member

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    ​Wewe hufai hata kuwa kiongozi wa kaya!
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    Nyetk JF-Expert Member

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    R.I.P. Major
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    chama JF-Expert Member

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    leo umeongea kama mtanzania kauli muafaka !
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    Lobapula JF-Expert Member

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    Mi nilijua UN ndio wamepata msiba kumbe ni watanzania? Yani natamani hawa ma decision makers na politician ndio wangekua frontline kwenye mapambano tuone kama wangekuwa wanafanya maamuzi ya kibinafsi kama haya
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    Chungurumbira JF-Expert Member

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    Hii vita haina tofauti sana na ile wazee wetu walipoenda kupigana Burma!!
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    chama JF-Expert Member

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    Hii ndio habari tunataka kusikia kwa salamu hizi Kagame na wanawe M23 lazima warudi kwenye meza ya majadiliano hasa ukizingatia Kagame safari ya the Hague inawadia lazima atafute njia ya kujiepeusha na safari!
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    scramble JF-Expert Member

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    kwa mwanajeshi kufariki vitani siyo jambo la kushangaza sana! naomba Mungu amlaze mahala pema lkn isiwe sababu ya kusema jeshi letu liondoe wanajeshi congo. lazima m23 wamalizwe drc ili amani irejee na uharibifu wa kagame ushindwe. nguvu za kiuwaji za kagame lazima zidhoofishwe na kusambaratishwa. aluta continua!
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    Poleni vijana wetu, I sugest the use of intensive air bombardiment, to reduce ground troops casualities.!!!
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    MILKYWAY GALAXY Senior Member

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    Umeongea maneno ya msingi sana kwa sentensi moja tu.

    Hivi tunaweza kuhalalisha uwepo wetu huko Congo katikati ya hivi vita kwa vigezo vipi ?

    Respect !!!
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    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 29 (KUNA) -- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned the killing of a Tanzanian peacekeeper and the wounding of 10 others in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, a UN statement said late Thursday.

    The attack took place when the Blue-Bereted personnel came under fire from the M23 group and while carrying out the mandate of the Force Intervention Brigade.

    It occurred as the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) supported action by the Forces arm{es de la R{publique d{mocratique du Congo (FARDC) to protect civilian-populated areas of Goma.
    "The Secretary General deplores in the strongest terms the killing and wounding of UN peacekeepers. He offers his sincere condolences and sympathy to their families and to the Governments of the United Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of South Africa," the statement added.

    The United Nations remains committed to taking all necessary actions in line with Security Council resolution 2098 (2013) to protect civilians in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, it concluded.

    A 3,000-strong UN intervention brigade, with a tough new mandate to protect civilians and neutralize armed groups in the mineral-rich central African nation, sprang into action last week after accusing M23 rebels of shelling Goma city. (end) hb.tg KUNA 290941 Aug 13NNNN
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    mokala1989 JF-Expert Member

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    tunatakiwa tuongeze askari, mwanaume hakimbii wala kuogopa wala kusalimu amri, cha msingi hapa nchi zinazotuzunguka ziwe salama.
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    Inabidi DRC. Watumie air power provided they know the M23 positions!!.Keep it up boys, tunawaombea, mike tunakuombea.
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    MD25 JF-Expert Member

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    Kuna jamaa mmoja wa m23 aliandika kwenye mitandao kuwa, wanajeshi wa JWTZ wamekufa wengi tu, alipotoa hiyo taarifa, hawa UN walikuwa bado hawajaeleza kama kuna mwanajeshi yeyote amekufa...

    Haya maswala yananitia shaka sana. Sidhani kama kuna swala la muhimu sana linalotupelekea tukapigane vita huko zaidi ya kimbele-mbele tu kinachotupeleka huko....

    Umefika wakati kila mtu abebe msalaba wake na sio kutwishana misalaba isiyokuwa na mbele wala nyuma. Mimi naamini, kwa tabia ya viongozi wetu ya kuficha-ficha mambo, unaweza kuta JWTZ wengi tu wanauliwa huko lakini watu wapo kimya tu...

    Hakuna sababu ya JWTZ kupigana hiyo vita, na wasifikili kwamba hayo ni mazoezi tu... Hiyo ni Gorilla war....