Rwanda-DR Congo tensions mount

Brussels 25.01.2023 Rwandan forces on Tuesday, 24 January, fired at a fighter jet from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) indicating that it had violated the airspace, prompting the Congolese government to accuse it of an act of war. (Image above: social media). ‘Act of war’: Rwanda shoots at DR Congo fighter jet over alleged airspace…

Sahel: EU extends mission in Mali

Brussels 11.01.2023 The Council today adopted a decision extending the mandate of the EU Capacity Building Mission in Mali (EUCAP Sahel Mali) until 31 January 2025, and allocating it over €73 million for the period between 1 February 2023 and 31 January 2025. 🇪🇺 @EucapMali mandate prolonged until 31 January 2025 The mandate of the…

DRC: EU committed to support

Brussels 31.12.2022 “The EU commends the resolute African-led initiatives to address the root causes of the conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The EU reaffirms its full support to the Luanda and Nairobi processes and calls on all parties to rapidly implement the decisions taken within their frame. The EU welcomes…

DRC-EU: Minister Loando Mboyo calls for peace

Brussels 09.12.2022 During his two days visit to the European Parliament the Minister of regional planning of the Democratic Republic of Congo M.Guy Loando Mboyo reiterated his call for establishing long lasting peace. “First of all, what is going on now in my country – Democratic Republic of Congo – is unacceptable, – the Minister…

EU €20M to Rwanda raises brows

Brussels 09.12.2022 The Member of the European parliament(MEP) Marc Botenga stood out on November 23 in Strasbourg, during the plenary debate on the forced displacement of people due to the escalation of the conflict in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Image above: European Parliament, Strasbourg, France). “Mr. President, it has been proven…

DRC: EU calls for M23 withdrawal

Brussels 09.12.2022 “The European Union associates itself with the press releases of the African Union and the Secretary-General of the United Nations following the resurgence of violence in eastern DRC. It affirms its solidarity with the thousands of civilians once again hard hit by this violence” the European Union External Action Service spokesperson statement reads….

DRC: M23 rebels cause suffering

Brussels 09.12.2022 Thousands of tiny makeshift shelters hug the road leading north out of Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, a symptom of the vast humanitarian crisis gripping the turbulent east. VIDEO: Bahati Bashubage, a tailor, escaped with his sewing machine after clashes broke out in DR Congo's turbulent east He is now one of tens…

Tigray: EU calls for respect of law

Brussels 16.10.2022 “Horrified by the reports of continuous violence, including targeting of civilians, in Shire, Tigray” the EU top diplomat Josep Borrell (pictured) tweeted. “Genuine peace efforts do not amount to increasing military offensives nor to provocation. “Respecting international law is not an option – it is an obligation for all” Borrell concluded. Horrified by…

Ethiopia: EU condemns Human Rights violations

Brussels 09.04.2022 “The EU is appalled about the report by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International with regards to the widespread human rights violations and abuses of civilians in the Western part of Tigray. We are appalled about the report by HRW and Amnesty International on human rights violations of civilians Western Tigray. Independent UN investigation,complementing theefforts of…

EU on Mogadishu attacks

Brussels 25.03.2022 “The European Union stands in solidarity with the Somali people after the recent bomb attacks in Mogadishu and Beledweyne District. These terror attacks on innocent people included the targeting of the international airport and the main hospital where casualties of a previous attack were being brought” reads the statement by the European External…