@survivorsfund claiming that genocide against tutsi's occurs and has occured in Congo:
Eagerly retweeted by Rwandan (and Kagame supporter) @Charlie_blink who claimed last year that massive slaughter of hutu's by the RPF can be discussed in Rwanda "but just not now".
Jerome Rugaruza, a tutsi from Congo writes about the assassination of Eraste Rwatangabo:
"The voice of Eraste Rwatangabo member of the "Banyamulenge" minority Tutsi tribe of the Eastern D.R.Congo ( survival of Banyamulenge refugees Genocide occured on the night of the 13th August 2004 in Gatumba refugee camp in Burundi) will never and ever ceasse to wisper into every one conscience until its cry for justice is heard Worldwide."Allthough Tim Adams himself seems to shy away from calling the killings of tutsi's inside Congo genocide, he does claim that:
"Many are seeing the killings as further proof of genocide against the Banyamulenge. A childhood friend of Rwatangabo, Alex Ntung, now lives in Hastings, East Sussex. Ntung lost members of his family in one of the most infamous massacres of the war, at the Gatumba refugee camp in 2004. He has fought since for the atrocities to be recognised as genocide by the UN. "These genocide allegations by Alex Ntung, who's brother was an RPF soldier that died fighting in 1994 (interesting by the way how a Congolese tutsi joins an army in Uganda to fight a war in Rwanda) that "spice up" Tim Adams article were recently adressed by the Congolese Ambassador to the US Faida M. Mitifu . Alex Ntung claims to be an expert on Congo , wrote on witchcraft in South Kivu and lives in the UK.
The Congolese ambassador adressed these genocide allegation at a conference at the brooking institute in response to a question by Alex (Not Alex Ntung according to Richard Wilson) who used the claims, quoting Kagame's Propaganda man Andrew Mwenda, to advocate for the break up of Congo (24:30):
"thank you very much, my name is alex, and i followed very much your remark and i have to disagree with you, but not to disagree but it is a point of view that came out when you was explaining to us. The biggest challenge that Congo is facing is is security. it has been an issue, it iss an issue, that's where the united states should focus. Recently, on october 4th, ten days from today, a jeep was going from Uvira in South Kivu to monembwe, it was attacked by may-may and Agnathon Rwasa FDLR Rwasa, and they Selectively killed the tutsis, banyamulenge that were in the Car and the rest of the people were released, they were allowed to go home. So, Until now as you know the people who committed that genocide, the agathon rwasa peopl in that Bujumbura gatorwa no one was arrested, no one was tried. I guess that was the reason they are keep on doing it.
my point of view, and please dont take me wrong, my point of view the ideas that have been looking on the internet and there is these two ideas journalists called Andrew Mwenda and Samba Kiki, they said that ultimate solution for Congo would be to break it into pieces for peace.Why would the united states would not do like it did in sudan. I think that would be the ultimate solution for Congo giving it's history of violence."DRC's ambassador to the US, Faida M. Mitifu , responded at the end of the conference in this way:
I just wanted to say something about Alex and mr. John has allready touched one point that I wanted to bring to Alex: off course Alex we do condemn what happened recently in south kivu and we condemn what has been going on in south kivu in terms of those different pockets of violence.You used the word genocide, it doesn't just apply to what has been going on with the women, it can apply to what has been going on back in 2004, so let's not isolate this one particular case. The people of Congo have allways been a united people. And contrary to South Sudan, the International community accompanied what the people of South Sudan wanted. So you cannot come here to this forum and advocate a Congo divided in several pieces. Because if there is something that Congolese people have allways wanted, it has been a united Congo. We can sit together and discuss what kind of Congo we want, as mister John suggested, but you can't come to this forum to advocate for a Congo divided into several pieces as a Congolese yourself.Anthony Gambino thanks the Congolese Ambassador for her comments and adds a short description of the context in which the transition, the 2006 elections and the upcoming elections are being held.
Alex Ntung forms the expert advisory institute together with Dr Felix M. Ndahinda from Tilburg and Etienne Rusamira from Montreal (read their articles to see what direction their advocacy goes).
Dr Felix M. Ndahinda sounds a lot like a propagandist for the regime in Kigali who aims to torpedo a legitimate debate on the crimes committed by the RPF in Congo and Rwanda and to collectively brand the hutu diaspora with the label "genocidaire".
Etienne Rusamira, a tutsi community leader, seems to be a more respectable character who has written reasonably balanced articles on the conflict in Congo on the business links between Habyarimana and Mobutu which, according to Rusamira, led to Mobutu giving some land to Rwandans in Walikale where the Ntoto massacre of 14000 Rwandan (hutus) took place in march 1993 (kick-off date for the mapping exercise).
Etienne Rusamira met with US Embassy in Kigali in 2004 just before the above mentioned Gatumba massacre of tutsi Congolese refugees in Burundi.