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Rwanda Funds Congo Murderers | newmatilda.com

Rwanda Funds Congo Murderers | newmatilda.com | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
In the Congo, a violent rebel group is committing gross crimes with the backing of the Rwandan government.

 

'It is in Rwanda’s interests for the eastern Congo to remain somewhat unstable, so that it may exert influence within the Kivus. Although tiny in size compared to the DRC, Rwanda punches above its weight within the region in economic and diplomatic terms, in part due to the weakness of Kinshasa to impose any sense of authority on eastern DRC. In this context, minerals smuggled across the Congo-Rwanda border remain a concern, even if Rwanda operates less brazenly now than it did a decade ago, when trucks filled with riches from Congolese mines drove openly through the streets of Kigali. But if the Kivus erupt with violence, that instability has unpredictable and potentially negative consequences for Rwanda’s own security and economic prospects. Rwanda treads a fine line.'

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Thousands flee violence-hit Indian cities

Thousands flee violence-hit Indian cities | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Fearing a backlash over violence against Muslims in Assam state and neighbouring Myanmar, Indians flee southern cities.

 

'Over the weekend, two people were killed and 55 wounded when about 10,000 people rioted in the financial capital of Mumbai after Muslims held a protest against violence against members of their religion.

 

Muslims across India have been alarmed by clashes in recent weeks between indigenous people in the northeastern state of Assam and Muslim settlers from neighbouring Bangladesh.'

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Israel-Gaza violence in maps

Israel-Gaza violence in maps | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza are trading fire with air strikes and rocket attacks amid the latest eruption of violence.

 

'Negotiations to find a peaceful settlement in the region broke down in 2010. Indirect talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority ended in January without agreement. There have been no direct talks between Israel and Hamas.

 

Israel is mobilising up to 75,000 army reservists - but Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi has said an Israeli ground invasion would have "serious repercussions".

 

Rockets from Gaza have landed as far north in Israel as Tel Aviv, the first time in decades that the city - a major population centre - has come under rocket fire.

 

It is the first time Gaza militants have deployed the Iranian-built Fajr-5 missiles.'

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