Congo on the brink of another holocaust

THESE are dangerous days for people in the east of The Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Rwandan troops are back on the prowl. The Ugandans never really left and there are numerous militias and informal armies of one kind or another threatening people’s security.

Over five million people died in the space of five years the last time this region descended into chaos and unless someone in the international community can bring some sense to the situation, history could well be about to repeat itself. If massive loss of life is to be avoided the UN must step up its response to this ongoing tragedy at once and the international community must bring whatever pressure they can to bear on the various factions.

Ireland should consider the moral implications of continuing its support by means of overseas aid for Uganda which has been implicated in wholesale human rights abuses and theft of natural resources in the Congo.

John O’Shea


PO Box 19

Dún Laoghaire

Co Dublin

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