By most accounts, Goma is calm today after a rough night. The night was bad in Gomawith gunshots and looting. The stores are empty because they were looted, and the city's Tutsis mostly left for Gisenyi, Rwanda.
He claims to be a Seventh Day Adventist minister, but that is disputed. He became one of the most feared military leaders in the Great Lakes region before falling from power swiftly in January Afterward, he returned to what was then Zaire, joining Laurent-Desire Kabila in an effort to overthrow Mobutu.
When Kabila turned on the Rwandan government, Rwanda invaded again, and Nkunda joined the Congolese Rally for Democracy, fighting on the side of Rwanda and against the Congolese government.
After a peace treaty was signed to end the second Congolese war, Nkunda was suppose to join the government army as a general. Nkunda formed a rebel group in North Kivu in He claimed he was fighting to protect the interests of the Tutsi minority in the DRC.
The Tutsis make up a fraction of the overall population at aroundAfter the Rwandan genocide, Hutus fled across the border, and their presence was a source of insecurity for Tutsis in the DRC and Rwanda.
Nkunda steadily gained power in eastern DRC, and in Octoberhe led a surprisingly successful offensive, almost taking the strategic city of Goma, and embarrassing the government army. During the offensive, he discussed larger ambitions, claiming he wanted to topple the government in Kinshasa and reject negotiations.
He was probably ousted in a power struggle by his Bosco Ntaganda, his chief of staff. He is being held at an unknown location in Rwanda.In contrast, the rebel leader Laurent Nkunda was “accused of committing atrocities” and ordained the bad guy by the BBC.
Kabila, who represented western interests, was clearly the good guy – just like Nato in the Balkans and Israel in the Middle East. Start studying Ultimate (Amazing) Climatic History.
Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Par celle-ci, le Cndp croit que Laurent Nkunda, du reste membre influent du Cndp, est d’ores et déjà bénéficiaire de cet avantage. Et que, par conséquent, toute la procédure d’extradition déclenchée à son encontre est dénuée de tout fondement.
Granddaddy in the First World War with Contemplation, Tribute, & a Warning.
The horror of World War 1 ended with a ceasefire years ago today, although people continued to die by the millions in the numerous revolutions, civil wars, and ethnic conflicts left blazing on every continent except Antarctica while the Spanish flu pandemic burned grimly around the globe.
During a November interview with Congolese rebel leader Laurent Nkunda, he disclosed that a band of his rebels refer to themselves as the "Group of Che" and . Laurent Nkunda (known also as Nkundabatware), born in North Kivu, joined the RCD-Goma rebel forces in He received military training in Rwanda, including at Gabiro military camp, and became the commander of the Seventh Brigade of RCD-Goma forces.