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“Stop paying for murder”, The Economist says

December 19, 2008

Cut off Western aid to Rwanda and Congo until their governments stop sponsoring murderous proxy militias

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Rwanda’s government, in particular, depends heavily on Western aid; in the past five years it has received more than $1.6 billion. That should stop until Mr Kagame starts to restrain General Nkunda and his militia. The Dutch and Swedes have given a lead, cancelling their aid to Rwanda in protest against its government’s backing of the murderous general. Other governments, notably Britain’s, which is Rwanda’s single biggest backer, should do likewise until Mr Kagame changes his ways.

The title and subtitle of this article could have been written by HRW. A very strong message.

Read the full article here.

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