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CrisisWatch Rwanda

Unchanged Situation

Violence briefly flared in north near DR Congo border leaving 33 dead. Armed assailants coming from strongholds of armed group Democratic Liberation Forces of Rwanda (FDLR) night of 4-5 Oct attacked Kinigi village in Musanze district in north leaving fourteen dead; security forces who pursued assailants killed nineteen attackers and captured five. Police arrested head of unregistered opposition party FDU-Inkingi, Victoire Ingabire, on suspicion of involvement in Kinigi attacks. Army chiefs of Rwanda, DR Congo (DRC), Burundi, Uganda and Tanzania 24-25 Oct met in DRC to discuss potential joint military operations against armed groups in eastern DRC. In Central African Republic (CAR), President Kagame and CAR President Touadéra 15 Oct signed agreements aimed at strengthening military and economic ties.

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In The News

12 Oct 2018
Seeking the leadership of the Francophonie is clearly part of Rwanda's goal for a greater continental and global role. France 24

Elissa Jobson

Director of Africa Regional Advocacy
24 Jul 2017
It’s been essentially the Paul Kagame show [in Rwanda] for the last two decades, and not too many people see that changing. Voice of America

Murithi Mutiga

Project Director, Horn of Africa

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Speech / Africa

Examining the Role of Rwanda in the DRC Insurgency

Testimony by Mark L. Schneider, Senior Vice President, International Crisis Group to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights on “Examining the Role of Rwanda in the DRC Insurgency”.

Op-Ed / Africa

Les FDLR doivent desarmer

Originally published in Le Soir

Op-Ed / Africa

Rwanda's lessons yet to be learned

Originally published in The Boston Globe