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M23 are Terrorists, not "Rebels," in Congo, says Milton Allimadi
by KPFA Evening News/Ann Garrison
Sunday Nov 25th, 2012 1:16 PM
KPFA EVENING NEWS, 11.24.2012: Much of the international press has responded to the UN Group of Experts latest report on the Democratic Republic of the Congo by describing the M23 militia fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo as "Rwandan backed" or "Rwandan and Ugandan backed." However, most continue to call the M23 "rebels." Ugandan American Black Star News Editor Milton Allimadi told KPFA that the M23 should instead be identified as terrorists and that media calling them "rebels" are collaborating in Rwanda and Uganda's war against the Congolese people.
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Uganda and Rwanda share borders with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the Rwandan and Ugandan backed, and commanded, M23 militia took Goma, the minerals trading hub and capital of North Kivu Province on November 19th. The U.S. and UK are the dominant western powers in Uganda, Rwanda, and the region.

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