.The government of Rwanda has announced that accusing it of supporting the M23 rebels in DR Congo is “false and misleading” about the “real cause” of the conflict in eastern DR Congo. Rwanda has responded to accusations that it is helping M23 which is on the rise
Countries such as the United States, Germany, and France have recently asked Rwanda to stop supporting M23, while European human rights organizations have requested that aid to the Rwandan military be stopped for this reason.
The organizations say that “pressure and sanctions” on Rwanda played a role in stopping this conflict in 2012.
A Rwandan government statement said it was “a mistake to link Rwanda’s measures to protect its borders with any assistance to an armed group in the DRC.”
The Rwandan government says that its sovereignty was violated in the 2019 attacks in northern Rwanda,accusing the Congolese army, FARDC, of collaborating with the FDLR group fighting the Kigali government.
The government of DR Congo has denied that its forces are cooperating with the FDLR.
Human Rights Watch’s report of October (10) states that there has been cooperation between FARDC and FDLR in fighting M23.
The government of Rwanda has criticized the Congolese government’s “unaccountable failure to solve the problem of more than 130 groups on its territory” that are doing bad things to civilians.
Kigali also said that the international community “should have the power to solve the problem of violence against the Congolese” and the problem of more than 80,000 refugees in Rwanda.
Bad language and images of acts of violence targeting civilians and soldiers who speak Rwandan or look like Tutsis – Tutsis are the majority of the M23 group – are currently appearing on social media.
At the end of last month, Alice Wairimu Nderitu, the advisor on the prevention of genocide in the United Nations (UN/UN) announced that what is happening in RD Congo is a “warning sign” because there is a lot of hatred and violence similar to “the result of genocide”. in the past” in Rwanda.
Rwanda says that accusing it of helping M23 “shows the international community’s willingness to deal with the known causes” of the conflict.