Over the last few weeks, the Rwandan government, led by dictaror General Paul Kagame, has been increasingly condemned and isolated by prominent World personalities and leaders, international organizations, and the international community. These actions have come as a shock to the Rwandan leader and his government. In fact, until recently, few in the World leaders and international organizations dared to openly challenge the government of Rwanda for being the main actor behind the wars and related tragedies in the Great Lakes region of Africa. As a reaction to the increasing condemnation and isolations, on June 10, 2022, the Rwandan government sent a memorandum, of which AfroAmerica Network has received a copy, to the United Nations Security Council, accusing the international community and some countries of "incendiary statements, hate crimes, hate speech", and, shockingly alledging "public incitement to genocide targeting Rwandans and Congolese who speak Kinyarwanda."
On Wednesday June 8, 2022, Belgium’s King Philippe, who is currently in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on a historic six-day tour, openly condemned the Rwandan army for invading the country. The condemnation came just a day before the Rwandan army was accused of war crimes. In previous weeks, many prominent leaders, including those of the United Nations and the Catholic Church, called on the Congolese people to stand up against Rwandan invasion (DR Congo: The UN and the Catholic Church Call For a Firm Action and the People to Stand up Against Rwanda and M23 Rebels)
On Wednesday June 1, 2022, The United Nations called for effective military operations against M23 rebels, a congolese militia founded, supported, and reinforced by the Rwandan army. The call to the military response was made in Goma, North Kivu by Ms Bintou Keita, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in the DRC. The call follows another call from Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo, the Catholic Church Leader in DRC.
On the night of May 27, 2022, DRC President Felixi Tshisekedi confirmed, during a emergency meeting with the Conseil Superieur de la Defense (Securiity High Commission), that the Rwandan ambassador Vincent Karega was summoned a day earlier. In fact, on May 26, 2022 AfroAmerica Network was first to report on the summon, as a step towards expulsion, after getting the information and the facts from sources close to the president of DRC, Felix Tshisekedi, and his minister of Foreign Affairs, Christophe Lutundula. AfroAmerica Network sources have been closely following the dynamics of the latest securrity crisis (DR Congo: President Felix Tshisekedi Facing Serious Crisis in East Mulls Over Expelling Rwandan Ambassador Karega).