by Ann Garrison
On Wednesday, May 13, 2009, Eastern Congolese journalist and activist Chouchou Namegabe Nabintu spoke to the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
I found this as painful to watch as most anyone would, but, as a citizen of the U.S.A., I also felt enormous tension knowing that Rwandan invaders committing these crimes in Eastern Congo have been trained by U.S. forces at a U.S. military base in Kigali, Rwanda, or, at the School of the Americas, or, at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS) (formerly Africa Center for Security Studies), which is the equivalent of the School of the Americas for Africa, housed at National Defense University in Washington D.C.
I've written about the Congo War as well as I've been able to understand it, after years of study, here, and on the site of the "San Francisco Bay View, National Black Newspaper," in "The holocaust in D.R. Congo; war for the sake of war itself."