Rwanda maintains her values amidst DRC’s incessant aggression and provocations

The leadership of Rwanda has maintained a quiet, diplomatic stance amidst ceaseless provocations, insults, and slanders by the DRC, a country that looks to drag Rwanda into its purely internal matters – especially the ongoing civil war pitting the its army (FARDC) against the M23 rebels.

For instance, on Wednesday, June 15th, 2022 a mob of Congolese rioters raided the Rwandan border in Rubavu District and pelted stones across, targeting Rwandan security officers who were busy on duty; something that could result in fatalities if the abused officers were to react in self-defense.

The Congolese government-backed rioters, who were from the Congolese border town of Goma, also broke into and looted businesses belonging to Rwandans and Kinyarwanda-speaking Congolese, and again Rwanda has done nothing in terms of retaliation!

That is in addition to the previous provocations in which FARDC and its ally FDLR genocidal and terrorist groups abducted two Rwandan soldiers who were patrolling along the border line, and shelled multiple times rockets into Rwanda, resulting in injuries and destruction of property.

Besides all that, social media is also awash with photographs and videos showing Congolese government-backed rioters vandalizing the Rwandan flag among other diplomatic incidents that might have pushed Rwanda to strike back.

However, Rwanda has chosen to maintain and stick to her values and “agaciro” by urging the Congolese Government to endeavor to address its failures, as well as the rampant internal conflicts, and avoid falsely casting blame against Rwanda. No one in Rwanda has anything to do with DR Congo instabilities.

Rwanda has indeed maintained her calm, as conflict benefits no one. Congo should be borrowing lessons, to address its issues.

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