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EU Demands Military Action on FDLR

FDLR militia have been committing atrocities against civilians in DRC

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The development was announced by Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate Lillian Buchana on Monday after prosecution led by Lillian Omara informed court that investigations in the case are complete.

Omara said she had instructions from the Director of Public Prosecutions to have Takuba face trial.

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The development was announced by Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate Lillian Buchana on Monday after prosecution led by Lillian Omara informed court that investigations in the case are complete.

Omara said she had instructions from the Director of Public Prosecutions to have Takuba face trial.

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Prosecution alleges that the duo between 2002 and 2011 within Kampala district forged  transfer forms in the names of the late Scholastica Nanteza Mukungu  purporting that she is the sole beneficially  of  the estate of the late  Samuel Mukungu in Kyadondo – Nakyesanja  whereas not
The European Union has demanded immediate military action against the DRC-based Rwanda genocidal group, medical http://curarlaimpotencia.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-post-images.php FDLR, see saying “ending the threat from the FDLR and other armed groups is crucial to realising the ambition of a region at peace with itself.”

This is latest call from the international community to act against the militia whose ideology and leadership led to the 1994 genocide.

While the UN Brigade and DRC forces were expected to start offensive operations as early as January 2 when the deadline for FDLR to surrender expired, it appears President Joseph Kabila remains indecisive.

Chimpreports recently reported that FDLR’s powerful allies in the Diaspora have since threatened to destabilise Kabila’s regime should he allow attacks on the extremist group which is viewed as the only remaining military option for toppling President Kagame.

“Noting that the January 2nd deadline has passed without the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) fully complying with the decisions of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), the EU stresses that the moment has come to start military action as per UNSC Resolution 2147, and as called for also by the UNSC Presidential Statement of 8 January 2015 and the International Envoys for the Great Lakes Region Communiqué of 2 January 2015,” said the western international group.

“It calls upon the authorities of the DRC and MONUSCO to engage immediately to disarm the FDLR. At any point, FDLR combatants can still choose a peaceful path by entering into the existing Disarmament, Demobilisation, Repatriation, Reintegration and Resettlement (DDRRR) programme which continues to repatriate former FDLR members to Rwanda.”

The EU greatly regretted the recent upsurge in violence attributed to armed groups in the eastern DRC and deplored the substantial loss of life incurred.

“Continuing and severe human rights violations in the DRC, in particular gender based violence and the recruitment and use of child soldiers, whether conducted by armed groups or other actors, are absolutely unacceptable and must end. The protection of civilians and the neutralisation of all armed groups in the eastern DRC must therefore remain a priority and the EU encourages the DRC, in partnership with MONUSCO, to take robust and effective action against them,” it added in a statement issued Monday night.

The FDLR has reportedly been receiving military and medical supplies from regional actors not to mention an intensified recruitment exercise of combatants.

Sources say FDLR are yet to exhibit intentions to disarm but preparing for combat with the UN brigade. It is understood UK military instructors will play a huge role in training the joint forces in guerrilla warfare ahead of the operations against FDLR whose force is estimated at over 10,000 fighters.

EU said military action has to be complemented by political action that will also build a long-term basis for stability.

“By tackling the root causes of instability, it will strengthen confidence and allow for future investment and development. Key to this is pursuing the implementation of commitments taken under the PSC Framework, the organisation of credible and free elections and the active participation of women in line with UNSCR 1325,” said EU.

The EU encouraged the guarantors – UN/AU/ICGLR/SADC – and all countries in the region to continue efforts in this regard.

Rwanda recently said since the six-month deadline given to FDLR to voluntarily surrender and disarm had expired, the Government of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the United Nations Mission in Congo (Monusco) must abide by their regional and international obligations, notably UNSC Resolutions 2147 (2014) Resolution 2098 (2013) both of which authorize: “[…] Offensive operations through the FIB either unilaterally or with FARDC […]”

“As predicted, the FDLR has taken full advantage of this period to expand and consolidate its military and political organization with the aim to further destabilize Rwanda and the region,” Rwanda said in a statement in January.

“Regional and International stakeholders are presented, once again, with a critical opportunity to demonstrate their genuine commitment to neutralizing negative forces and ensuring lasting peace in the Great Lakes Region,” it added.

“Having consistently objected to all manoeuvres used to protect or legitimize the FDLR, the Government of Rwanda urges the international community to ensure that hidden agendas are not allowed to stand, any longer, in the way of sustainable peace, progress and security for the citizens of this region. The delaying tactics and excuses that have allowed the FDLR to perpetuate their crimes and genocidal ideology should no longer be tolerated.”

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