Political tensions between Congo and Rwanda are growing. There are signs that both camps are scrambling their allies to prepare for war.
Obviously, no matter how hard we and many others try to help Central Africa's rural populations combat poverty, all these efforts will have been in vain if war breaks out again. Likewise, all conservation efforts - be they related to forest or wildlife protection - will have been futile, as war ravages entire ecosystems (the first Congo wars have led to an ecological disaster of unprecedented proportions in Congo).
So please help in keeping this crisis on the top of the agenda of the international media and of those who can make a difference.
Write to any of the following people in power and urge them to intervene, either on the front of diplomacy or militarily, if you think that's wise. France, Belgium and other EU member states want to send troops to stabilize the situation and to strengthen the U.N. Peacekeeping force MONUC.
Mr Louis Michel
European Commissioner for development and humanitarian aid
Mr Javier Solana
Secretary-General and High Representative for common foreign and security policy, European Council
Via his spokesperson Cristina GALLACH
Mr Bernard Kouchner
Minister of Foreign Affairs of France (Currently holding the EU Presidency)
U.N. Security Council
Mr Jan K.F. Grauls, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for Belgium
H.E. Dr. Jean PING
Chairperson of the African Union
H.E. Mr. Ramtane Lamamra
Commissioner for Peace and Security
Mrs. Julia Dolly Joiner
Commissioner for Political Affairs
United Nations news focus on the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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