The Complex Reasons for Rwanda’s Engagement in Congo

  title={The Complex Reasons for Rwanda’s Engagement in Congo},
  author={T. Longman},
  • T. Longman
  • Published 2002
  • Political Science
  • When war broke out in Eastern Congo in August 1998, many observers noted the similarities between the new rebellion and the war that had toppled the regime of Mobutu Sese Sekou only fourteen months earlier.1 Like the first war, the second began with ethnic Congolese Tutsi taking up arms to defend themselves against scapegoating and attacks by government supporters. Both wars began along the Congolese border with Rwanda, in Uvira, Bukavu, and Goma, and quickly spread along two fronts—up the… CONTINUE READING
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