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Published on Jun 4, 2012
Rwanda, Uganda and Congo
These are countries that have experienced tension and wars since 1996. And Rwanda have been a champion and a big fan of consistently pursuing armed conflicts pretending the pursuit of armed militia of Hutu tribe planning to fight Rwanda from the Congo territory.
These are neighboring countries. I mean, here we are talking about real neighbors with overlapping tribes over the borders. And some families living on both sides of the borders. As you all know, African countries have artificial borders traced by European in the 19th century without any African presence. So these borders don't mean that much to citizens living on both sides of them, because they are usually people of the same tribe. In so many situations, a tribe means more than nationality. Can you believe this? Two countries start wars when the tribe residing along the border still live in good term. Help me understand this. In the middle of a war, at the border people of two countries still do great business and talk peacefully to each other.
These tensions in the great lakes region of Africa prove highly how some of African wars are imposed by foreign instigators who arm factions to destabilize African countries. Of course, all can't happen without corruption of nationals at different level of civil and army administration.
There have been lots of claims from invading countries, I mean Uganda and Rwanda. They all walked in the Congo to hunt down rebellion against their countries. But their forces ended up becoming looters and thieves of Congolese resources.
The point I want to make is that African leaders in the great region have fallen short on their commitment for peace in Africa. They instead opted for serving multinationals over peace and development. The mishandling of the Congo war by both countries have brought sorrow and misery to millions of innocent civilians in the region. A death toll of approximately 8 millions is hanging in the air, and someone has to be indicted for it. More than 500 000 women have been raped. Justice will have to be properly done. Are these African leaders and multinationals ready to stand in front of judges for the congolese loss? That is my question.