Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, Archbishop of Bologna and President of the Italian Bishops' Conference, has started the Ukraine peace mission. His mission was acknowledged by Russia government, around two weeks after Pope Francis officially entrusted Cardinal Matteo Zuppi with Ukraine peace mission as Vatican Holy See tries to help ease the tensions in the conflict in Ukraine. Cardinal Matteo Zuppi has a long experience in conflict resolutions, especially in Africa. a member of the Community of Sant’Egidio, in helping broker a peace agreement that ended the 17-year civil war in Mozambique in 1992. He also facilitated the peace processes negotiations in Rome, between 2007 and 2009, of what is known as the Kisangani Process, a series of negotiations between the government of Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the leaders of the Rwandan opposition organization, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), composed of Rally for Unity and Democracy (RUD-Urunana) and Rally of the Rwandan People (RPR).
Thursday October 7, 2021 The European Parliament representatives (MEPs) adopted a resolution against the repressive actions and systematic human rights abuses by the Rwandan government. One of the highlighted repressive actions is the kidnapping, detention in abusive conditions, denial of legal representation and fair trial, and unjustly condemnation to 25 years of a Rwandan opposition leader, Paul Rusesabagina. AfroAmerica Network has obtained information that the European Union and other powerful countries are working on resolutions to impose sanctions against the Rwandan government in general and, more specifically, some Rwandan political and military leaders.
The government of Rwanda has to immediately release a Rwandan opposition leader, Paul Rusesabagina, held in prison after being kidnapped, detained in abusive conditions, denied of legal representation and fair trial, and unjustly condemned to 25 years and to ensure his safe return to his country of residence, The European Parliament representatives (MEPs) has concluded.
The conclusion was reached following a plenary debate on Thursday October 7, 2021 by MEPs. The MEPs adopted a resolution against the actions of the Rwandan government, by 660 votes in favour, 2 against, and 18 abstentions.
On May 26-27, 2021, French President Emmanuel Macron visited Rwanda. During the visit, questions were raised on why the sudden visit to Rwandan dictator Paul Kagame, after more than 25 years of overt diplomatic and economic conflicts. Then AfroAmerica Network sources close to the Rwandan and Mozambican governments provided some information on the reason behind the rapprochement: the on-going civil war in Mozambique. After the visit, Rwandan troops, in which French troops are allegedy embedded, deployed into Mozambique (see: France-Rwanda-Mozambique: Paul Kagame Deploys Troops to Mozambique Following Visit by French President Emmanuel Macron). However there is more. As one of the favors for his help in Mozambique, Paul Kagame transmitted a list of people living in France and wanted by the Rwandan government. The list, viewed by AfroAmerica Network sources close to Paul Kagame's high office, is complex and includes three virtual groups: the known names of those under prosecution in French courts and hence expected, unexpected names of those accused of various crimes, and misleading names.
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