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DRC, Rwanda hold talks in Angola to resolve conflict in eastern Congo

FILE - Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) hold position following renewed fighting in Kilimanyoka, outside Goma in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo

FILE - Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) hold position following renewed fighting in Kilimanyoka, outside Goma in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Officials from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda held talks on Saturday aimed at ending a political stand-off between the two countries caused by widespread conflict near their shared border.

The discussions, held in Angola and mediated by Angolan President João Lourenco, come amid worsening tensions caused by violence carried out by the M23 rebel group in Congo's east which has forced tens of thousands to flee their homes in an area that has had little respite from conflict for decades.

Congo has long accused Rwanda of backing the Tutsi-led group, which has attacked the Congolese army near the Rwandan border since 2012. Rwanda denies this.

A joint statement released late on Saturday said the talks would "maintain the political dialogue between the authorities of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Rwanda as a means of resolving the political crisis between the two brotherly countries."

The talks will carry on discussions held in July in which the two countries pledged to end hostilities and remove M23 fighters from Congo. Diplomatic tensions escalated last month after the group launched a new offensive in North Kivu province and captured the strategic town of Kiwanja, prompting Congolese authorities to expel the Rwandan ambassador.

Last week, thousands joined anti-Rwanda protests in the eastern city of Goma. Interestingly Uganda's first son Muhoozi Kainerugaba who was only recently dropped by his father Yoweri Kaguta Museveni as commander of Land Forces, tweeted in support of the M23 rebels saying they are not terrorists as claimed by DRC.

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+3 #1 Lakwena 2022-11-07 08:10
At this rate the Congolese government must be so naive.

Not knowing that holding talks with Kigali (Kagame) or Kampala (Tibuhaburwa) is nothing but the dictators' delaying tactics (wasting time to gain time in order to arm regroup and attack).

In other words, Kinshasa (DRC) will soon lose grip on the Mineral Rich East to Gen Kagame and Gen Tibuhaburwa.
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+3 #2 jose 2022-11-07 10:49
There is no option, but congo has expelled rwandan amb , what else the are the talks for, does congo need rwanda esp as they are bad neighbors.

I hear another general related to rwanda regime leader has confirmed that m23 are tutsis and all of you know where the tutsi tribe come from
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0 #3 Apollo 2022-11-07 13:30
As politically incorrect as it may appear or sound, any attempt by any government, group or individual(s) to expel or dispossess people of their rightful citizenry and ancestry is wrong and if not handled diplomatically, must be settled on the battlefield.

If indeed it can be proven that these people are illegal settlers, then they do not have any rights or claims to that land. However, it is unacceptable to attempt to expel people simply because colonial boundaries distributed them across boundaries of different Countries.
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0 #4 Joe B 2022-11-07 13:51
As long as some tribal bigots think and reason like Nadduli (RIP) that Tutsi(Banyarwanda) cannot belong in countries that they have lived in for centuries in Africa (some before they were the countries they are today), that they belong in Israel, Afghanistan etc., we have a huge problem!

Interestingly some of the bigoted shenzi hate mongers have taken on citizenship of countries across the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, but when you hear/read what they are saying you realize that we African have a severe problem.
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0 #5 Akot 2022-11-07 14:12
Quoting Lakwena:


...holding talks with Kigali (Kagame) or Kampala (Tibuhaburwa) is nothing but the dictators' delaying tactics (wasting time to gain time in order to arm regroup and attack).

Kinshasa (DRC) will soon lose grip on the Mineral Rich East to Gen Kagame and Gen Tibuhaburwa.


Thanks.

Not to forget that many Congolese recently blamed Rwanda & Uganda for the terrorism in DRC, yet Uganda (Museveni) is not included in the useless talk!

Museveni & Kagame tribed so so hard to own DRCongo, but finally having each a country of their own; Rwanda & Uganda, but it appears they won't give up on owning DRCongo!

Ugandans MUST WAKE UP & take back their land before it's too late!
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0 #6 Akot 2022-11-07 14:18
Quoting jose:


Congo has expelled Rwandan ambassador, what are the talks for, does Congo need Rwanda, esp as they are bad neighbors?

I hear another general related to Rwanda regime leader has confirmed that m23 are tutsis and all of you know where the tutsi tribe come from.


Thanks.

Ugandans MUST end the tribalistic system & UNITE or they will pay so so heavily for what Museveni & Kagame are doing in the region!

Ugandans & Congolese are in the same boiling pot put in place by Rwandese Kagame & his brother Museveni, yet they are the last to be aware of!
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0 #7 kabayekka 2022-11-07 22:20
Well one hopes these democratic Pan-African leadership will talk about the Hutu refugees, the M23 and ADF rebels who one understands want to repent and are eager to join and live in their native African democratic countries in peace!
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0 #8 Kalibbala 2022-11-07 23:22
This time around No more Peace Jokes!! These Bloodhounds know only One language and that is Death!

If they Feel invincible let Them Continue Terrorizing Congolese! We are Bound to Drum up a Force on One Million Africans To end This Nonsense Once and for All!

You want extinction You will Get It!! There are some of us Who want to See Devils who call themselves Rufu(Death) also breathing their last like Jakana Nadduli..
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0 #9 Joe B 2022-11-08 12:48
Quoting Kalibbala:
This time around No more Peace Jokes!! These Bloodhounds know only One language and that is Death!

If they Feel invincible let Them Continue Terrorizing CongoleseRufu(Death) also breathing their last like Jakana Nadduli..

https://www.yahoo.com/news/oregon-votes-stricter-gun-laws-230700098.html

Mbu " Kalibbala", waaa! ask your kin who tried that route! No one, not even your kind of animal can extinct Gods creation. The beauty of time, is that after wondering in the jungles of Congo you will come to your senses and realize the futility your barbarity.
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