Why is ex-British prime minister, Tony Blair, so keen to endorse Rwanda’s president, Paul Kagame, despite growing condemnation of his regime, both at home and abroad?
In an article, co-authored by Blair and Howard G Buffett, published last month in the US magazine Foreign Policy, the two men plead against threats to cut off aid to Kagame’s government. This is despite an export report by the United Nations in December last year, claiming that Kagame (and the Ugandan government) have been actively supporting the rebel group, M23, in the Goma region of DR Congo. There is ample evidence of M23’s designs on some of DR Congo’s richest strategic mineral deposits, and of Kigame’s aim to secure access to these.
See http://www.minesandcommunities.org/article.php?a=12176.