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Kinshasa ignores elephant in the room, pays lobbyists to smear Rwanda

It has emerged that the Tshisekedi regime has paid a total of US$ 216,212 to a Canadian lobbying firm, for them to participate in the 41st assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization that ended yesterday in Canada.

Congolese officials stormed the gathering, to do what they do best: cry loudly that Rwanda “invaded” their country, as usual with made up stories. Rwanda as a scapegoat for Tshisekedi and his henchmen to blame their failures on is nothing new. But the level of their desperation is becoming even funnier.

The money Kinshasa paid to the Canadian lobbying firm was in addition to a total of US$ 900,000 that the Tshisekedi regime, through its mouthpiece Patrick Muyaya, paid recently to ‘Ballard Partners, a Florida-based lobbying firm – with the goal being to keep feeding the world with their anti-Rwanda smears, i.e. that “Rwanda is the “main impetus” of their problems.

Tshisekedi will do anything to deflect from the self-inflicted messes in Congo, and his utter failure of governing.

His strategy of bribery and corruption however won’t get him very far. It is wrong,  dishonest, and that’s why it will always fail.

All high-level meetings including the recent Luanda Tripartite Summit and the EAC Heads of State conclave made recommendations, and roadmaps for Kinshasa to solve its rampant internal problems. On the other hand, the Tshisekedi regime has contemptuously refused to implement the recommendations.

More so, the recommendations and roadmaps urged DRC regime to divorce itself from the blacklisted genocidal and terrorist group- FDLR that has been fully integrated into the Congolese army- FARDC. The duo has been committing horrific atrocities against Congolese Tutsi and Kinyarwanda-speaking communities in DRC.

On its part, the leadership of Rwanda has maintained a quiet, diplomatic stance amidst the ceaseless provocations, insults, and slanders from the Tshisekedi regime. Kigali always calls on the Congolese authorities to address their internal issues, but such advice falls on deaf ears.

Rwanda’s diplomatic stance, however, should never be taken for weakness.

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