While the situation has been worsening in the southern part of South Kivu, one of the survivors of the double targeted carnage Bibogobogo-Mboko (1996) and Gatumba (2004) Lucie Nyamwiza (nicknames) shared her ordeal that dates two decades back. An important element of her testimony is the impunity that had accompanied atrocities committed in eastern Congo, particularly around her community.… Read the rest “Bibogobogo-Mboko & Gatumba: Survival’s Testimony of Double Targeted Carnage/by Lucie Nyamwiza”
The article is published at BLISS, here’s repost. Wish to access the link on BLISS: https://issblog.nl/2020/09/11/all-black-lives-matter-mental-decolonization-to-prevent-genocide-in-the-congo/
After decades of civil warfare, peace is the priority for the Democratic Republic of Congo. Yet the predicament of the Banyamulenge, a minority currently besieged and threatened by surrounding armed groups in South Kivu, illustrates that the poisonous legacies of colonial theories of ‘race’ are alive and well in people’s minds.