DRC, Rwanda, Uganda: The shadow diplomacy of French intelligence

By Jeune Afrique
Posted on Tuesday, 20 September 2022 17:56

M23 fighters during the capture of Goma in 2012. ©Pierre Boisselet/Jeune Afrique

France is increasingly playing an important role in mediating the crisis between the DRC, Rwanda, and Uganda, through its foreign intelligence agency. For several months, Congolese President Félix Tshisekedi has accused his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame of supporting the M23 rebels, who have been increasing their clashes with his country's army and have controlled the strategic town of Bunagana since last June.

Having arrived in New York on 19 September, Félix Tshisekedi intends to take advantage of his appearance at the United Nations General Assembly to express himself once again on the current crisis with Rwanda.