27 September, 2007
I have just recieved confirmation Belgian FM De Gutch and French FM Kouchner are meeting in private with President Kabila President Kagame, and Rwandan FM Murigande in New York to try and reconcile their respective countries. They are also hoping to reconcile President Kabila and Senator Bemba. All are in New York for the 62nd General Assembly of the United Nations, with the exception of Bemba, who was called specifically for mediated negotiations. President Kabila has already met with Angolan President Eduardo Dos Santos, USA Sec. of State Condolezza Rice, EU Commissioner of International Development Louis Michel, and Portugese officials. President Kagame's speech condemned MONUC for not taking action against FOCA. He blamed FOCA for all the recent problems between the DRC and Rwanda. He also urged the arrest of remaining suspects around the world, who he claimed were still spreading a genocidal ideology. Yet nobody will talk about the illegal occupation of RDF soldiers in North Kivu or the continued illegal smuggling of the Congo's mineral wealth.