"the conflict between Tutsi and Hutu in Burundi, as in Rwanda, is at the heart of Central African regional instability, producing massive refugee flows, insurgencies, and cross-border violence."Yes and no. Events in Rwanda, Burundi and Congo are often linked but can't all be reduced to a tutsi-hutu conflict.
In light of the massive propaganda campaign against Paul Rusesabagina a phrase written by Maria Kaitesi on the website of The New Times struck me as ironic:
"Media practitioners have been urged to always be mindful of information they disseminate as it can be destructive."Yesterday Human Rights Watch wrote:
"Burundi government officials should halt their intensifying pressure on journalists"November 17th Reporters Without Borders appealed to the government of President Pierre Nkurunziza to call a halt to the intensified efforts to intimidate privately-owned media organizations in Burundi, which have been subjected to daily summonses and cautions.
Who is responsable for the september massacre in Gatumba is the central question in Burundi news these days. Many start to think it's people inside the Burundi government who are responsable. First of november Gratien Rukindikiza wrote a valuable report on the Gatumba massacre. The FNL denies involvement on it's website.The Burundi political party CNP writes about the killing of an opposition party member last week (beheaded).
October 14th in Washington DC at a conference with Mario Otero at the Brookings institute the leader of the FNL, Agnathon Rwasa, was accused of an assassination in Congo
On october 22, one day before Carson arrived in Rwanda to meet it's president, Paul Kagame said:
"Also posing a threat to regional security are the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), the Lord Resistance Army (LRA) and the Front Nationale Pour la Liberation (FNL) in Burundi."This was the first time Paul Kagame mentioned explicitly the Burundian FNL of Agnathon Rwasa in this context. We can safely conclude that the RPF stands firmly behind the ongoing assassination campaign of FNL members. Was the Rwandan Patriotic Front involved in the planning of this large scale operation?