If you have been following recent media reports about donors pulling back aid to Rwanda because of alleged involvement in the DRC, you can’t help but notice that this is a plan to curve out Rwanda’s foreign policy.
Again and again we are entertained to similar allegations: Rwanda is supporting rebels trying to destabilize the DRC. But, what is there for Rwanda to gain in all this?
And where is the evidence, other than the assumptions that Kigali has to be supporting indigenous Congolese Tutsi? Hardly enough evidence to convince a jury.
An unstable government in Kinshasa is in the best interests of foreign governments. Don’t forget foreign mining conglomerates.
The U.N. has miserably failed to reign in the FDLR, that marauding bunch of killers with a genocidal philosophy. Rwanda will not keep a blind eye. Our sovereignty is paramount.
Having said all this, at the end of the day it is in the best interests of Rwanda to reasonably and measurably address the donors’ concerns, but not bend to all their whims.