Over the years, we have not been short of rhetoric and diplomatic statements about the need to disarm and bring FDLR operations to an end. What we have not seen is action to that end.
Could this be a result of multiplying effects of conflict of interest by the West and Joseph Kabila’s friends in the DR Congo and, or, a political tool by Kabila to help him hang on to power?
We are tired of linking all these threats to Rwanda. Who is the international community in this case? What the leadership of Rwanda is doing in safe-guarding security and prosperity of Rwandans is widely commendable.
Rwanda would do much better without FDLR and its genocide ideology.
Abdul Kanoti, Rwanda
African solutions to African issues/problems/challenges; now Rwanda is willing and capable of bringing an end to the FDLR given the financial and logistical support required.
DR Congo army is unwilling and unable, to be sincere, of handling FDLR. Some countries have hidden agenda, thus they will want to explore the Congo-FDLR issue for other ends.
So, why not build momentum behind Rwanda, the prime victim of such a criminal and terror organisation, and let it champion the effort to bring an end to FDLR once and for all?
We all know that no country will be more serious at exposing the lives of its citizens/soldiers to die for the protection and direct benefits of Rwandans better than themselves.
Beau Kalinda, Rwanda
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