MONUSCO agrees to help investigate the murder of former minister Chérubin Okende
MONUSCO chief Bintou Keita has responded favourably to a request from the DRC authorities for help investigating the murder of former minister Chérubin Okende Senga.
Bridgeway Foundation is a member of the camp of those fighting the armed group known as the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF). The US foundation claims to have helped several fighters defect from the group, and that it is running a private intelligence, lobbying and public relations operation.
Washington and Kinshasa believe a vast network operating under the cover of an American association is financing the Banyamulenge community militias. According to FBI and Congolese intelligence evidence, hundreds of thousands of dollars may have been used to finance the war effort in South Kivu.
"Unrealistic expectations", "serious logistical shortcomings" and numerous crises... A United Nations report has concluded that peace talks in Nairobi between the DR Congo government and rebel groups active in eastern DRC were unproductive and close to collapse.
The Rwandan president Paul Kagame has opened up to a number of his counterparts about his country's ties with the M23. But Western capitals, not least France, remain circumspect, and Kigali currently has the upper hand diplomatically over an increasingly isolated Tshisekedi.