Renewed heavy fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) North Kivu Province has pushed some 3,000 Congolese refugees into northern Rwanda where they are in need of humanitarian assistance, says a senior UN official. 'The situation is worsening since humanitarian volunteers are now overwhelmed by the influx of Congolese refugees who are arriving in Rwanda,' Neimah Warsame, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) representative in Rwanda, told reporters on 3 May.


The whole rationale behind UNHCR’s recommendation to invoke the Cessation Clause is suspect. The refugees body should be urged to withdraw it.


In this short story, the wedding day of a young woman is described in the context of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

Professor Mamdani's on the Kony video is an eye opener for the situation in Rwanda as well. He writes: ‘The solution is not to eliminate the LRA physically…At its core the LRA remains a Ugandan problem calling for a Ugandan political solution.’

By analogy, the solution in Rwanda is not to eliminate the Hutu physically…At its core the Hutu problem remains a Rwandan problem calling for a Rwandan political solution.

We Congolese have had enough to bear the brunt of the Ugandan more


Gasasira has reason to be wary of Rwandan authorities. After three men beat him severely in 2007, his newspaper was suspended in April 2010 and his deputy editor assassinated in unclear circumstances in July that year.