Saturday, March 21, 2009

"A Redistribution of the Mining Resources"

Gerard Prunier talks about what Rwanda's recent incursion into Congo accomplished. He says the Rwandans wanted direct control over the mines of the Kivus. That's what I thought too, but I'm not hearing detailed accounts about who's controlling what mines and how the incursion may have changed that. And I wonder whether Kagame would take that risk--of claiming a direct military control over the mines--so soon after the UN report condemning him for doing so indirectly. Right now my best guess is that Rwanda wanted to establish control over the Lake Kivu perimeter, in order to secure their investment from Contour Global.

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