Hotel Rwanda Foundation

Over 260,000 people living in the Congo have been forced to flee to neighboring Rwanda due to continued fighting between UN backed Congolese forces and M23 Rebel forces.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2012/07/201272755839299771.html

In the past week, following the U.S. choice to no longer give military aid to the Rwandan Government, the UK, Netherlands, and Germany have also followed suit.  Paul Kagame, the President of Rwanda, now faces losses totalling around $69 Million.  The reason these countries have stopped their support for Rwanda has been because of the UN’s recent documentation suggesting Paul Kagame’s ties with the M23 Rebel group.  Today, clashes continue between the DRC military and M23 Rebel groups which are reportedly fighting in villages around the town of Goma and along the eastern border of DRC to Rwanda.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2012/07/20127281579389961.html

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/26/us-rwanda-congo-us-idUSBRE86P1RL20120726

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/27/uk-blocks-rwanda-aid?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

The United States recently announced that it would be cutting military aid to the Rwandan military.  Following reports of the Rwandan government having ties to the rebel group known as m23, the U.S. has followed step with the European Union with its decision to cut military funding for Paul Kagame and his military.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/22/world/africa/us-cutting-military-aid-to-rwanda-for-the-year.html?_r=2

Last week, former President Bill Clinton visited Rwanda.  The former President met with President of Rwanda Paul Kagame as he visited several regions in Rwanda.  Clinton was present at the opening of a new cancer hospital funded by Clinton and Jeff Gordon.

Paul Rusesabagina at the Peace and Love Festival in Borlange, Sweden

Photo 1: Paul Rusesabagina speaks with a young admirer at the Peace and Love Festival in Borlange, Sweden

Photo 2: Mr. Rusesabagina speaking at Peace and Love Festival

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have formally denounced the insurgency in the Eastern Congo as a Rwandan Army invasion.

According to Reuters:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/10/us-congo-democratic-rebels-idUSBRE8690XB20120710

"Faces of North Kivu"

An article done by Aljazeera depicting the effects of ongoing military conflict between m23 rebel forces and Congolese army.

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/2012/07/201271012413720961.html

Interns at the Hotel Rwanda Foundation depict their choice to promote peace in Sudan and South Sudan. View high resolution

Interns at the Hotel Rwanda Foundation depict their choice to promote peace in Sudan and South Sudan.

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