France to Petition UN Security Council for tough sanctions against Rwanda
By Amiel Nkuliza, Sweden
Rwanda may be walking a very tight rope now as France is petitioning the United Nations Security Council to issue tough sanctions against the Rwandan government over its active involvement in providing military support to the M23 rebels fighting to over throw the democratically elected Congolese Government of President Joseph Kabaila, Umuvugizi has reliably learnt.
After some major European countries and US stopped their aid to Rwanda, over its military support to M23 rebels, Umuvugizi has since received reliable information indicating that France which had since kept silent, announced that it doesn’t need to freeze aid to Rwanda, instead will use its veto power to petition the UN Security Council to issue strong sanctions against Rwanda, that include travel ban for all Rwandan leaders, arms embargo and many others.
In a voice of the French Minister in charge of French-Speaking countries, M/s Yamina Benguigui, Yesterday said her country is working together with other countries concerned with the political crisis caused by the ongoing fighting in Congo, pitting both the Congolese government and M23 rebels.
Informationa available to Umuvugizi is that these M23 rebels are close to capturing a place called Kikumba, at a time when the Congolese government forces which are also fighting with another group of rebels, have already been chased out of this area. This fighting led by M23 rebels is getting closer to Goma, the largest town of Northern Kivu.
As a result of the ongoing fighting that has claimed thousands of innocent Congolese, the French minister for French-Speaking countries has in turn order for urgent support to the DRC government and called on the UN Security Council to take tough sanctions against the M23 rebels and Rwanda which is supporting them.