Minembwe is a small area with a radius between 5 & 10 kms from its center. But it has hosted Banyamulenge population estimated to 100 Thousand who fled their respective dwellings. Main attackers are Mai Mai groups from Babembe, Bafuliru and Banyindu communities in association with Burundian rebels mainly Red Tabara.… Read the rest “Minembwe’s Community Resilience Signs: IDPs aiding IDPs”
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.