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The Rebels' Hour

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In The Rebels’ Hour , world renowned journalist Lieve Joris illuminates the dark heart of contemporary Congo through the prism of one lon...
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in February 1967 in the high plains Ngandja Mvuyekure was born but everybody just called him Zikiya. He was a Banyarwanda which is a Person who lived in Rwanda. When Zikiya was 4 when he first heard the rumors about the rebels they were coming to take the cows that the Bembe Cheif promised to give to the poor farmers but the rebels took the cows and the first fatalities happened. after that moment all the banyarwanda gathered their possessions and were off. In 1986 Zikiya lived in Bukavu there and went to school but to get in the school he had to take an enterance exam so Elias paid the headmaster to let Zikiya in the school. In 1994 Zikiya is 27 years old and arrives in Northern Rwanda and the war isnt over he says the are bodies all over the streets and you can smell the stench of death following him. At this point he has a wife and Zikiya's mom calls him and asks about his wife but he stops her a point and tells her that he does not have a wife because she had a kid with another man but in this culture it is okay because when a man goes off to war the wife will usually have a kid with another man. In 1996 the first war happens and Zikiya joins the Tutsi army and he becomes a commander of a squad and during this one part two of his troops kill a man and they start to sob and Zikiya tells them to shoot them so they start to shoot the dead bodies this tells that Zikiya has become evil. In 1998 the second war happens and Zikiya becomes friends with Mwepu and he says this one line"Even in my coffin I'll feel a bond with him. In 2001 Mwepu and Masasu houses get raided and Masasu gets killed and Zikiya gets mad at Mwepu for not trying to save Masau's life so they arent friends anymore. In 2004 Zikiya goes to the third anniversary of Mzee Kabila's death and that ends the summary.

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Congo: The First and Second Wars, 1996-2003 | Enough Project

Congo: The First and Second Wars, 1996-2003 | Enough Project | The Rebel's Hour: Africa | Scoop.it
This week's post in the series Enough 101 looks at Congolese history from 1996 to 2003, at the time of the first and second Congo wars.
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In this summary it talks about the Congo's first and second war and how it all started because of the Rwanda genocide and how the Hutus killed the Tutsi's for a 100 days. It also talks about how AFDL a local Tutsi rebellion group robbed and terrorized local Hutu village until October 1996 and Rwandans out of Congo starting the first Congo war. Then Kabila turned on his former backers and allowed Hutu armies to form and regroup in eastern Congo this happened because of the Rwanda/Uganda joint inversion in 1998. Neighboring countries went to Kabila's rescue and stopped the Rwanda and Uganda troops the conflict lasted for five years. In July 1999 the seven countries sighed the Luska Peace Accord and five thousand U.N. peacekeepers were sent to over watch the situation.

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Dealing with the Congo Question

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In the article dealing with the Congo Question it talks about how the M23 are wreaking havoc in the Democratic Republic of Congo and how Uganda is supporting the M23. They also talk about how the M23 isn't the only rebel group attacking the Democratic Republic of Congo they say that there is 20 rebel movements against the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo Joseph Kabila. The central government often negotiates treaties with militias controlling a given territory but often the government does not keep its side of the bargain so the militia groups start to attack again. It also talks about the main cause of the atrocities in most of the Congo is the lack of discipline among the soldiers in the Congolese army because most of the troops in the army are a collection of many militia members in the Congo.

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We Have to Kill Tutsis Wherever They Are [column].(Column)

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In the article We Have to kill the Tutsis’ wherever they are it talks about child soldiers caring on the Hutu mission of exterminating the Tutsi's and taking back their mother land of Rwanda. It talks about a boy with a Kalashnikov slung over his shoulder and how he is thirteen years old and how his was originally from Rwanda and he didn't know the last time he was there and how he didn't know where his parents where or didn't even know if his parents were still alive. When he was young he was told about how his mother carried him across the border but after that he doesn’t know what happened to her they think that she was one of the thousands of Hutu's that where killed during the execution of the Hutu's because of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. He was left alone in a refugee camp with other Hutu's hiding from the rebellion Tutsi militias. It also tells us that the boy’s father was a soldier and that he had never met him.

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Congo rebels 'executing escapees'

Congo rebels 'executing escapees' | The Rebel's Hour: Africa | Scoop.it
Rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are accused of fresh atrocities, including the execution of recruits trying to escape rebel ranks.
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In the Democratic Republic of Congo M23 rebels executing escapee recruits’ talks about how the M23 a Tutsi-led rebellion that was an army militia at first but has since expanded more than 200,000 people in the region. The government in Kigali has said over and over again that they do not support the Tutsi led M23 rebellion group. This all started because of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. They tell that Rwanda has invaded the Democratic Republic of Congo twice to take action against the Hutus who killed all the Tutsi’s in the genocide. It also tells how they have recruited 137 child soldiers or also known as kadogos in the eastern Congo(little ones) and have executed 33 men for abandoning the M23 they have also gang raped Hutu women then doused them with petrol and set them on fire for just being a Hutu.

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Hotel Rwanda Official Trailer #1 - Don Cheadle Movie (2004) HD

Hotel Rwanda Trailer - Directed by Terry George and starring Xolani Mali, Don Cheadle, Desmond Dube, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Tony Kgoroge. Inspired by true events ...
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They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan

They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan | The Rebel's Hour: Africa | Scoop.it
Available in: NOOK Book (eBook), Paperback. Benjamin, Alepho, and Benson were raised among the Dinka tribe of Sudan. Their world was an insulated, close-knit community of grass-roofed cottages, cattle herders, and tribal councils.
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If i had to read another world lit book i would choose They Poured Fire On Us From The Sky. The reason why is because in the book they talk about militia groups attacking their village.Also it has child refugees in the book so you know that this book is going to be sad.

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Is reconciliation between Hutus and Tutsis possible?(THE DIFFICULT ROAD TO RECONCILIATION)

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In is the reconciliation between Hutus and Tutsis possible? (THE ROAD TO RECONCILIATION) talks about the Rwandan genocide that went on for a long and horrible three months in Africa and how the Hutus killed between 500,000 to 800,000 Tutsis and the assassination of President Juvenal Habyarimana a Hutu on the morning of April 7 1994. This all happened when a group of Tutsi exiles were accused of the murder and or assassination of Habyarimana. After this act there was extreme tension between the Hutus and the Tutsis arose. On the morning of April 7 the massacres began and while the Hutus were attacking the Tutsis the RPF took advantage of the situation and carried on with their civil war that was stopped by the Arusha Peace Agreement. When the RPF took power The Hutus fled to the neighboring countries around Rwanda the RPF Raided the Refugee camps in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and killed thousands of Hutus. The Hutus that survived either went back to Rwanda or fled to the forests or mountains of Congo. Since the end of the war in July 1994 they have taken off the ethnic designation from identity cards and they have made reconciliation a primary in Rwanda.

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