Conference: Examining Congo Genocide And UN Mapping Report

13 Sep

09-12-12

Rwanda’s Gen. Paul Kagame, once a U.S. darling has seen his star dim as UN reports implicating Rwanda in Congo genocide gains wide acceptance

[Congo Genocide]

The Congo DR Mapping Report Conference will be hosted in New York, on September 27, 2012.

The full title of the Mapping Report, released by the United Nation on October 1, 2010 is: “The Report of the Mapping Exercise documenting the most serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law committed within the territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo between March 1993 and June 2003”.

This June, 2012, a United Nations Group of Experts released a new report further implicating Rwanda’s political and military leadership in the atrocities in Congo, prompting several countries including the U.S. to suspend aid to Rwanda.

The September 27 conference will examine the October 1, 2010 Mapping Report under the themes: “The UN Mapping Report of Oct. 1st, 2010, Balkanization, and Congo Genocide,” “Paul Kagame’s Rwanda Role and Intent to Balkanize the DRC,” and “How to End the 16 years of atrocities and misery in the Congo DR.”

Date: September 27, 2012:  10 AM – 2 PM
Place: Vanderbilt YMCA, 224 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017
REGISTRATION: RSVP required (Réservation Obligatoire); Must bring ID (Carte d’identité obligatoire)
Email: congocoalition@hotmail.com and cc to cprc2011@hotmail.com [provide your name, email address, and a phone number – Veuillez donner votre nom, adresse email, and votre numéro de téléphone].
Info, please call (Info, veuillez appeler) Tel: 718-610-9388; 347-749-9188

PRESENTERS:

Professor Peter Erlinder: An American lawyer who teaches Law in St. Paul, Minnesota.  He is a world renowned international attorney who was the Lead Defence Counsel for the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda where he represented several leaders of the Rwandan opposition.

During the last Rwandan elections, he was thrown in jail by Paul Kagame when he went to Rwanda in order to represent Rwandan presidential candidate Victoire Ingabire who had been arrested herself. She has been languishing in jail and faces a life sentencing.

Mr. Mulopo Kapita:  A Special Advisor in charge of Mobilization in the Office of the National President of APARECO (Alliance des Patriotes pour la Refondation du Congo).

Professor Yaa-Lengi Ngemi:
 A Historian, a Scientist and an Author.  He is the author of “Genocide in the Congo-Zaire” and an activist and president of the Coalition for Peace, Justice, and Democracy in the Congo (CONGOCOALITION).

ADDITIONAL PANELISTS:
Mr.  Keith H. Snow:  Keith Harmon Snow is a photographer, journalist –war correspondent– and researcher who resides in Western Massachusetts, and has worked in and reported from many African and Asian countries.

Mr. Milton Allimadi:
 He is a journalist, writer, publisher and CEO of The Black Star News, who has worked for such diverse publications as The Journal of Commerce,The Wall Street JournalThe New York Times, and The City Sun.

Sponsors of the Conference:
The Coalition for Peace, Justice,  and Democracy in the Congo-Zaire (CONGOCOALITION); Alliance des Patriotes pour la Refondation du Congo (APARECO); Combattants Patriotes Résistants Congolais aux USA (CPRC-USA).

“Speaking Truth To Empower.”

Source: Black Star News

 

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