Would Rwanda or Burundi Kill “My Relatives”: Banyamulenge Between the “Hammer and Anvil” Position?

October 18, 2019 admin 0

Following the recurrent crises in Eastern Congo, Banyamulenge have become citizens of nowhere moving from Congo, Burundi, Rwanda; currently Kenya, Uganda and Western Countries. Though not limited to that, the presence of 1994 Hutu military and the Vangu Mambweni commission (and its subsequent consequences), most Banyamulenge have settled to Rwanda since 1994 onwards.… Read the rest “Would Rwanda or Burundi Kill “My Relatives”: Banyamulenge Between the “Hammer and Anvil” Position?”

The Current Security Situation of Banyamulenge in the Democratic Republic of Congo

October 13, 2019 admin 0

Summary of the Current Security Situation of Banyamulenge” Policy Brief . 

The paper has been produced by authors (Delphin Rukumbuzi Ntanyoma; Alex Mvuka Ntung; and Jean Pierre Mujyambere) and aims to warns overs of any risk of Banyamulenge’s extermination (expulsion) in the High Plateau of Bijombo, Minembwe, Itombwe and Kamombo, their Homeland.Read the rest “The Current Security Situation of Banyamulenge in the Democratic Republic of Congo”

Crise de Minembwe-Itombwe : Pourquoi Dissimuler la Responsabilité de Kigali?

October 8, 2019 admin 0

Personne ne veut pointer du doigt les acteurs principaux ? Derrière la formation militaire, l’approvisionnement en munitions et conseils militaires dont reçoivent les éléments Burundais de Red-Tabara et Forebu (FPB) qui opèrent dans l’Itombwe et Minembwe, il y a la main de Kigali au premier plan.… Read the rest “Crise de Minembwe-Itombwe : Pourquoi Dissimuler la Responsabilité de Kigali?”

Relevance of “Dominant Narratives versus State Building” &”: What is Misunderstood (Missing) in Autesserre’s Reflection?

October 7, 2019 admin 0

The idea developed in this blog post builds on a personal experience as a native of the Eastern Congo, a Blogger who have regularly been following events in this region but also a researcher working on micro-level violent conflict in the Kivus.… Read the rest “Relevance of “Dominant Narratives versus State Building” &”: What is Misunderstood (Missing) in Autesserre’s Reflection?”

Humanitarian Crisis & Vulnerability of Local Population in Minembwe-Bijombo: What can be done to Alleviate Tensions?

October 3, 2019 admin 0

Background

The Democratic Republic of Congo (here after DRC) has, for decades, been going through recurring wars, specifically its Eastern part. The region covering Kivus and Ituri are mainly the epicenter of violent conflicts; sometimes opposing ethnic groups through proxies of armed groups.Read the rest “Humanitarian Crisis & Vulnerability of Local Population in Minembwe-Bijombo: What can be done to Alleviate Tensions?”

Are you Struggling to Ascertain if you have been ‘Circumcised’? Enquire from Jason Stearns

October 2, 2019 admin 0

The Eastern Congo, specifically the South-Kivu Region has been going through recurring violent trajectories. The region of Minembwe-Bijombo, the homeland of Babembe, Banyamulenge, Bafuliro and Banyindu, is currently facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. Since 2017 up to recently, Hundreds have died, more than 160 villages burnt down leaving 200,000 civilians without homes and shelter; schools and health facilities destroyed and Banyamulenge cattle estimated around 27,000-30000 have been looted by militias.… Read the rest “Are you Struggling to Ascertain if you have been ‘Circumcised’? Enquire from Jason Stearns”