RWANDA SHOULD BE DENIED A SEAT ON THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL.The United Nations Security Council is an organ within the UN that is responsible for safeguarding International peace and security worldwide.
Within this organ are 15 members consisting of 5 permanent members, mainly, China, USA, France, Russia and Britain and 10 elected non-permanent members each with a two-year term.
All countries that have no permanence in the Security Council compete for a seat following 2 elected countries from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. From Africa, the 2 countries whose term is ending are Morocco and Togo.
Rwanda is vying for a seat on this Council and is using everything possible in its arsenal to lobby for this chance including using cash incentives to buy votes from countries worldwide.
Reliable sources indicate that Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo and Rwanda’s Ambassador to India Williams Nkurunziza have given up sleep in their quest for lobbying on behalf of Rwanda using cash incentives begotten from donation funds and Rwandan taxpayers in countries that matter.
It would be an abomination if Rwanda were to succeed and sit on the Security Council especially as it is in direct contravention of the Council’s charter as an aggressor in the Great Lakes area. How can Rwanda have the audacity to vie for a seat on the Security Council knowing full well that it is internationally known as an aggressor to peace?
The examples are abundant:
Rwanda waged war in the Democratic Republic of Congo from 1996 to present day. That war has so far claimed 6 million, displaced thousands who continue to flee to neighboring countries in Africa. After Rwanda presumably left Congo, it created rebel factions that were meant to perpetually keep Congo at war. One of those groups is Laurent Nkunda’s CNDP that has re -emerged as M23, Mai-Mai and others with no clear agenda. Rwanda has been identified as an instigator, aggressor and aider by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the UN Security Council and various international Journalists.
Another example that points to Rwanda’s export of terror is in neighboring Uganda where the Kigali regime has continued to hound and kill opponents of the regime who have sought refuge in Uganda. In South Africa, Kigali state machinery tried to assassinate Lt.General Kayumba Nyamwasa but failed. That harassment and hounding continues to present day with obvious proof of telephone calls that went viral worldwide implicating General Jack Nziza and Colonel Dan Munyuza.
An earlier example is that of the assassination in Kenya of Colonel Theoneste Lizinde and Seth Sendashonga in 1988. Recently, Paul Kagame’s regime was preparing to implement the assassination of dissidents in Britain opposed to the regime by the names of Jonathan Musonera who were alerted by Scotland Yard. The aggression has not stopped as claims of poisoning have spread like wild fire amongst Rwandan Diaspora in Europe and America where pretentious meetings are organized by trusted Kagame aides or militant youth(Intore) to effectively organize their “squads”.
Human violations inside Rwanda continue with arbitrary imprisonments, abductions, harrassment of regime opponents still continue inside the country.
In conclusion, it would be hypocritical of the Security Council to elect Rwanda following its checkered past. It would be approving acts of terror instead of blessing acts of peaceful resolutions. Based on the incriminating evidence that depicts Rwanda as an aggressor by various organs, Rwanda should be expelled from the UN or sanctioned to the extent of punishing certain individuals held responsible for this aggression like high ranking Soldiers who continue to aide and partake in this cycle of violence as mentioned in the UN report on Congo.