Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Rwandan rebels suspected in Congo massacre

Rebels connected to 1994's Rwandan genocide are suspected in brutal killings of 29 villagers in a remote eastern South-Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, signaling possible retaliation against a crackdown by UN and Congolese forces.
As you recall, Rwandan rebels based in eastern Congo include members of Rwanda's former army and extremist Hutu militias, known as the Interahamwe, killed more than a half-million people in Rwanda 13 years ago.
Attacks by rebels and renegade militias in the region have continued despite United Nations supervision in the vast, mineral-rich former Belgian colony. Why the United Nations and world organizations cannot do anything is beyond me? We have hotspots breaking out all over Africa and the United Nations continues to twiddle their thumbs.
BBC reported that Pakistani UN peacekeeping troops traded in gold and sold weapons to Congolese militia groups they were meant to disarm.
This latest attack in the South Kivu region is claimed to be the worst outbreak of violence there in nearly two years. For the rest if the story, link provided >>>>>>>> Rwandan rebels suspected