1. 31 July 2013

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    The United States and European governments, longtime supporters of Rwanda, suspended some aid last year after M23 briefly seized the city of Goma. Now they need to threaten further sanctions.

    — The Washington Post Editorial Board (via aglan)

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Kampala Evening Hustle by Jjumba Martin.

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    Kampala Evening Hustle by Jjumba Martin.

  3. 29 July 2013

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    For far, far too long, far too many lives in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the broader Great Lakes region have been ravaged by targeted, grotesque violence. They have been subjected to human rights abuses and the region has been disrupted by dangerous instability. The crisis that we witness today underscores what we already know. It is a stark reminder of what fills the vacuum in the absence of good governance, basic dignity, and in the absence of firm leadership that holds accountable those who violate basic standards of decency. It reminds – or it ought to remind – all of us of an obligation that we all share – not only to end the killing, the raping, the forcing of children into combat, the devastation and the fear, but the obligation to establish a lasting peace and the climate of development, and in doing so, we can create the space for productivity and partnerships, for greater opportunity for the citizens of the D.R.C., and for the birth of a new generation of stability and of hope.

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    Secretary of State, John Kerry at the UN Security Council Ministerial on The Great Lakes.

    We think 17 years is too many and six million lives dead too astounding to continue the silence on Rwanda’s and Uganda’s proxy wars. And we vehemently oppose the reluctance to hold the Rwandan government and the Ugandan Government accountable for all these unspeakable crimes. We celebrate the recent attention and actions being taken. But there is a long way to go.

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  4. 29 July 2013

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    Clemantine Wamariya: Refugee Childhood: A Resilient Life

  5. 28 July 2013

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Many of the estimated 100,000 Rwandans who continue to live outside the country - mainly in eastern, central and southern Africa - remain unwilling to repatriate, citing fear of persecution by the government. Refugee rights organizations have also warned that human rights abuses by the current government have caused a continued exodus of Rwandan asylum seekers.Read More. 

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    Many of the estimated 100,000 Rwandans who continue to live outside the country - mainly in eastern, central and southern Africa - remain unwilling to repatriate, citing fear of persecution by the government. Refugee rights organizations have also warned that human rights abuses by the current government have caused a continued exodus of Rwandan asylum seekers.

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  6. 27 July 2013

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    U.N. asks Rwanda for proof of links between peacekeepers, Hutu rebels →

  7. 26 July 2013

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    Ingenuity is the stuff made for inspiration. And we find these kids plenty inspiring.

  8. 25 July 2013

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    Hundreds protest against Kabila in eastern Congo city Goma →

  9. 24 July 2013

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    ‘Congo: The Road to Ruin’ →

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    On a dangerous journey from war-torn villages to a refugee camp, Congolese families are caught in the cross-fire.

  10. 24 July 2013

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    U.S. Says Rwanda Aids Congo Rebels →

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    We think it’s great the U.S. is urging Rwanda to cease support and command of M23. However, we think it needs to be taken a step further, and the U.S. needs to cease it’s support of the Rwandan government to drive home it’s point. We support sanctions, and other aggressive but non-violent measures to rein in the ongoing Conflict.