Kinshasa on Wednesday accused Rwandan President Paul Kagame of “instrumentalizing for political functions” Congolese refugees in Rwanda, “the peak of indecency” in line with the DRC authorities.
On Monday earlier than the Rwandan Senate, Paul Kagame declared that his nation may “not proceed to obtain refugees” from the DRC. “I refuse to permit Rwanda to bear this burden,” he added, within the newest episode of excessive tensions between Kigali and Kinshasa.
“That is proof that human rights don’t have any worth for the Rwandan president,” Patrick Muyaya, spokesman for the federal government of the Democratic Republic of Congo, informed reporters, accusing Paul Kagame of “blackmailing the worldwide neighborhood on human lives, flouting all of the authorized texts on the topic.
“It’s inhuman”, he insisted, including: “The Congolese refugees are being exploited as a result of there’s a political calculation behind it, it’s the top of indecency”.
In line with him, these statements of Paul Kagame intention to divert “worldwide consideration from the accountability of Rwanda, via the (insurgent motion of) M23, within the aggression of the DRC, within the bloodbath of Kishishe”, stated Patrick Muyaya.
On the finish of November, greater than 130 civilians, in line with the UN, had been killed on this village within the east of the DRC by M23 rebels, a motion that has conquered huge swathes of territory north of Goma, the provincial capital of North Kivu, in current months.
Rwanda is accused of supporting this rebel, which it continues to disclaim.
“There’s something that now not capabilities usually round President Kagame,” stated Patrick Muyaya, “as a result of for the reason that complete world has seen what he does (…) not a day goes by with out him saying one thing that’s fairly harmful.
“We’re able to welcome our brothers”, as a result of “we’re hospitable”, stated the spokesman, recalling that Rwandans had flocked to the DRC after the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.
“If we opened our borders at the moment, it was as a result of there was a request from the worldwide neighborhood, for humanitarian wants,” he stated, “and since then, our misfortunes have begun.
Amongst these Rwandans had been perpetrators of the genocide, a few of whom created a insurgent motion that’s nonetheless energetic at present within the jap DRC, which has been affected by dozens of armed teams for almost 30 years.