Letter to my Rwandan, Ugandan, and Congolese Brothers and Sisters
Why should we have faith and hope? Rwanda's M23 has finally been defeated in DR Congo, but what are we to make of DR Congo negotiating with M23, not Rwanda's Kagame and Uganda's Museveni? M23 was commanded by Rwanda's top military officers and officials, but its collaboration with Uganda is also clear to anyone who gives the Great Lakes Region any attention, as is Rwanda and Uganda's collaboration with the Western powers.
A woman I admire, Josephine Apira, an Acholi from Uganda, was telling me some time ago, that they, Ugandans, have seen the monstrous death they suffered go from Uganda to Rwanda and then from both Uganda and Rwanda to DRC, my country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Uganda's Yoweri Museveni has managed to commit genocide against Acholi people, Luwero people, and Rwanda's Kagame has managed to commit genocide against Hutu people (YES!), with the help of the United States, Great Britain, Canada and Belgium. And they have all managed to commit genocide against Congolese people. Rwanda's military dictator Paul Kagame is known as President Paul Kagame because of his sham elections, but even he has said that "Genocide in Rwanda -- the causes of it are not Rwandan, are not African. The genocide has its roots somewhere else."
Why somewhere else? Because Western powers wanted to control Congo's vast resource wealth: its oil, gas, timber, cropland, hypdropower, and minerals. Most of all they want to control Congo's "geological scandal," its unimaginably rich mineral resources, which are so essential to civilian and military technologies existing now and in the future. This has been the cause of Congo's tragedy since colonialism.