A leaked UN report now reveals that the DRC is collaborating with the FDLR insurgent group
KINSASHA – The Democratic Republic of Congo has been accused of collaborating with armed insurgent forces in North Kivu.
In a brand new leaked report from the UN Group of Consultants on the DRC, Tsishekendi’s authorities has been working with the insurgent group FDLR within the struggle in opposition to the e M23 rebels.
President Paul Kagame’s administration has at all times accused the DRC authorities of collaborating with the terrorist group FDLR, whose members are suspected of genocide crimes in Rwanda.
Yolande Makolo, Rwandan authorities spokesperson, wrote on Twitter.
“The report of the UN expert group on the Democratic Republic of Congo leaked to the media confirms what Rwanda consistently has. The Congolese army (FARDC) continues to directly support several irregular armed groups and in particular works/fights closely with the Rwandan genocidal militia FDLR.”
Just lately, M23 captured FDLR troopers who admitted to working with the Congolese military.
“We work with the FARDC in wartime,” Harmless Uwamungu, one of many FDLR prisoners, advised M23 officers.
In a separate state of affairs, one other FDLR fighter stated the FARDC provided them with ammunition and uniforms.
The UN knowledgeable report recommends that the DRC authorities take all measures to stop collaboration between FARDC components and armed teams, notably within the Rutshuru and Nyiragongo territories.
The UN panel of consultants stated it had documented “a worrying spread of xenophobia and hate speech that incites discrimination, hostility and violence” concentrating on Kinyarwanda-speaking populations, notably the Banyamulenge and Tutsi communities, that are accused of supporting M23.
The report additional states that the Banyamulenge and Tutsi inhabitants “reported being advised, together with by some FARDC members, that they weren’t residents of the mineral-rich nation.
The UN consultants stated the anti-Tutsi or anti-Rwanda rhetoric has led to acts of violence, together with killings. They documented incidents of focused violence and public lynching of Rwandan-speaking people.
The UN knowledgeable report says the rhetoric has unfold throughout the nation by the hands of political and navy leaders in addition to members of civil society.
The report particularly mentions Aba Van Ang, deputy police commissioner in North Kivu, who has “incited civilians to take machetes ‘against the enemy'” and Justin Bitakwira, a former minister, who “called on all Congolese to identify ‘infiltrators'”.