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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.
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.

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.