“Former Foreign Affairs and Decentralization and Local Government Minister Antipas Mbusa Nyamwisi, has escaped an assassination attempt and is under the protection of a government,“ sources in East Africa tell AfroAmerica Network. The information was confirmed by Antipas Mbusa Nyamwisi’s close relatives contacted by AfroAmerica Network. The sources did not however disclose the current whereabouts of Mbusa Nyamwisi.
Mbusa Nyamwisi, allegedly targeted by both the DRC and Rwandan External Intelligence Services.
According to both our sources and the family relatives, who spoke to Mbusa Nyamwisi before he went into the protective areas, the failed assassination attempt was a coordinated operation between the DRC security services, known as ANR, and the Rwandan government operatives from the Department of Military Intelligence (DMI). The coordination however appeared add, given the on-going apparent conflict between the DRC and the Rwandan governments. On one side, the DRC Government and the United Nations have accused the Rwandan Government of recruiting, founding, funding, arming, and commanding a number of armed rebels and militias that have created humanitarian tragedy in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) (see our article here). On the other side, the Rwandan government has accused the DRC government of working with Rwandan rebels based in Eastern DRC. Given the open conflict, the question is: how can Rwandan and DRC governments launch a coordinated operation to assassinate the former DRC Minister?