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UN extends aid to Rwanda despite HRW report on M23 atrocities
by KPFA Evening News/Ann Garrison, 07.25.2013
Sunday Jul 28th, 2013 3:14 PM
On Monday, Human Rights Watch published another report documenting atrocities committed by Rwanda's M23 militia in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Four days later John Kerry chaired a UN Security Council special session on Congo, and the day after that, the UN awarded $400 million in aid to Rwanda, a longstanding U.S. military partner, despite the report. And despite 13 years of similar reports by the Security Council's own group of expert investigators.
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John Kerry led a UN Security Council session on the Great Lakes
Region of Africa on 07.25.2013, without naming Rwanda
as the aggressor behind M23.

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Congolese refugees line up to fill water buckets.  The Congo wars and
ongoing conflict have, since the mid-1990s, cost over six million lives
and created millions of refugees, over two million of them within
Congo's own borders, in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps.