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U.S. Congress Holds Hearing Today on Rwanda’s Role in the DR Congo | Friends of the Congo

A dispatch from Friends of the Congo:

Today at 10 am Eastern Standard Time, the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights of the United States Congress will examine Rwanda’s involvement in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The hearing, entitled “Examining the Role of Rwanda in the DRC Insurgency,” will delve into the impact of Rwanda’s support of rebel groups inside the Congo on the civilian population in eastern Congo.

Top U.S. officials from the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development as well as clergy from the Congo will testify.

Click here to watch the hearing live beginning at 10 AM EST.

Read letter sent to Rwanda’s Paul Kagame by members of the U.S. Congress.

Read the United Nation’s Group of Experts report on Rwanda’s support of rebels in the Congo.

Read Friends of Congo’s analysis of the implications of the U.S. withholding aid from Rwanda.

Sign petition calling on the U.S. to fully implement the Obama Law, PL 109-456.

Get Twitter updates during the hearing by using hashtags #Rwanda #DRC or #Congo or follow us @Congofriends on Twitter.



Commemorate the millions of Congolese lives lost by participating in the fifth anniversary of Congo Week, October 14 – 20, 2012.

Join us for Congo in Harlem,  an annual series of Congo-related films and musical performances that celebrates Congolese culture. (Click on image for details)

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