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World Hanging North Kivu between the DRC and Rwanda Armies

02:50  19 october  2021
02:50  19 october  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Historically, the North Kivu province has been greatly influenced by the situation in neighbouring Rwanda , from where a number of Tutsis migrated after the massacres of 1959 and settled in the Masisi, Walikale and Kalonge areas. This migration exacerbated rivalry between the Banyarwanda FLEC’s supporters regard the current antagonism between the DRC and its neighbours Rwanda , Burundi and Uganda as detrimental to their interests, since most of the trade of both Kivus with the rest of the world takes the eastern route to the ports of Mombasa and Dar-es-Salaam through these countries.

The Rwanda Defence Force (RDF, Kinyarwanda: Ingabo z'u Rwanda , French: Forces rwandaises de défense, Swahili: Nguvu ya Ulinzi ya Watu wa Rwanda ) is the national army of Rwanda . The country's armed forces were originally known as the Rwandan Armed Forces (FAR)

Une colonne de militaires des forces congolaises progresse à proximité de Kibumba, au nord de Goma (archives). © Reuters / Kenny Katombe A column of Congolese forces is progressing near Kibumba, north of Goma (Archives).

The FARDC claim to have rejected a foray from the military from Rwanda Defense Force (RDF). Rwandan side, we are talking about a minor incident on the land border that separates the two countries caused by misunderstanding between the two parties. What has happened really?

With our correspondent in Kinshasa, patient Ligodi

according to the Congolese army, a Rwandan armed forces company has foray in Kibumba. She would have even approached about 200 meters from the National Highway 2 and briefly held six villages.

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo ( DRC ) (pronunciation French: République démocratique du Congo (RDC) [kɔ̃ɡo]), also known as Congo -Kinshasa, DR Congo (French: RD Congo ), the DROC

Heavy fighting broke out between the Rwandan and Congolese military in troubled eastern DR Congo after an incursion by Rwandan troops, according to a Congolese army spokesman. Investigations are underway to see if the clashes occurred because of a problem with border demarcation. The fighting occurred on Tuesday “on Congolese soil” close to the Rwandan border at the foot of Mount Nikeno in North Kivu province, Major Guillaume Djike told AFP. A senior officer in the DRC army , on condition of anonymity, told AFP: “There have been deaths on both sides.” Congolese army patrols exchanged

Without evoking the cause of this incident, the FARDC spokesperson in the region also reports the Rwandan military's looting scenes.

Vincent Karega, Rwandan ambassador to position in Kinshasa, sweep this version, minimizes the incident and denies any incursion of the army of his country in this part of Congolese territory.

According to his story, in the pursuit of an individual bearing a suspicious package, a Rwandan soldier would have inadvertently passed the border illegally and would have ended up on the Congolese side. He explains the situation by the difficulty of easily recognizing the limits between the two countries in this area. He also rejects the shooting thesis and speaks of shots drawn in the air by both sides.

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In the case of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo ( DRC ), the borderline fits the axis of the Lake Kivu , shared by the two countries, and extends onshore along the southern flank of Nyiragongo volcano in DRC . The data collected until now indicate that a geothermal system may have developed along the. DRC - Rwanda border that would justify the engagement of a new ad-hoc exploration along the. Nyarogongo- Kivu Lake axis that coincide with the limit between the two countries.

The February signing of a tripartite agreement between UNHCR, Rwanda and DRC began the process that will lead to their return. But some, like Antoinette Mukamu, who fled to Rwanda in 1996, did not wait for organized repatriations to start. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) estimates that about 80 percent of the refugees are from North Kivu where rebel groups have long fought the government and each other. The region is still far from peaceful as the army continues to battle the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda , a rebel group founded by Hutus who

Exchange of shots and massive population displacements

According to independent sources, everything left the Congolese army of two Rwandan soldiers who ended up on the Congolese soil illegally. It followed an exchange of shots causing massive displacements of Congolese populations.

On the arrival of a unity of the MONUSCO blue helmets on site, the situation had already stabilized. Displaced populations are gradually returning their villages since Monday afternoon.

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