Painting by Cheri Samba

Lokuta eyaka na ascenseur, kasi vérité eyei na escalier mpe ekomi. Lies come up in the elevator; the truth takes the stairs but gets here eventually. - Koffi Olomide

Ésthetique eboma vélo. Aesthetics will kill a bicycle. - Felix Wazekwa

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Bosco is up to no good

Following in a very timely fashion, Human Rights Watch put out a call for Bosco Ntaganda's arrest today, just a day after another ICC-indictee, Callixte Mbarushimana, was nabbed in Paris.

I recommend reading HRW's press statement - it includes a lot of information on tensions within the CNDP. They report that Bosco may have been involved in the assassination of 8 people this year, most of them CNDP members he has fallen out with.

Taken in the context of reports from the UN (who heard it straight from the mouth of the Congolese army commander) that Bosco has been suspended from his position in the army and rumors that he no longer has the backing of high-ranking officials in Kigali and Kinshasa, HRW could be pushing on an open door. Let's hope so.

(In this context, also see Reuters' nice interview from last week with the man himself, who insists that he is still the deputy commander of Amani Leo, much to MONUSCO's chagrin.)

1 comment:

Rich said...

Ref # "(In this context, also see Reuters' nice interview from last week with the man himself, who insists that he is still the deputy commander of Amani Leo, much to MONUSCO's chagrin.)"

This shows desperate reflexes from someone who thinks he can impose his will on the entire planet through the help of some armed guards. I can see why some people say, weapons make some people feel so powerful that the drift in and out crime becomes a common feature of their daily lives.

Perhaps Scobo (another way of calling Bosco) envisaged he had enough ingredients to cook with the “…we are considering withdrawing our troops from any UN peacekeeping missions…”) dish!

I was watching the Chilean miners being winched out of that mine and wondered why on earth some people can think that they can kill innocents, withdrawing them unjustly, from their loved ones and expect to be left alone or applauded!

Absolutely pathetic!

A suivre ...

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