Le Dimanche, 3 février 2013 18:12, Stephane Sonck a adressé un courrier à Monsieur Mr Dirk Niebel, ministre allemand à la Coopération internationale et au Développement en attirant son attention sur l’utilisation de l’aide allemande par le Rwanda pour la déstabilisation de la RDC et le pillage de ses ressources.
Le ministre Dirk Niebel vient de lui répondre en clarifiant la position de son pays sur l’aide budgétaire partielle accordée récemment au Rwanda.
Lettre de Stephane Sonck
Gesendet: Sonntag, 3. Februar 2013 18:12
Betreff: Germany: the master ward lord in Kivu ? - Germany unblocks suspended Aid to Rwanda : Is this really surprising ?
To the attention of Mr Dirk Niebel
German Minister for International Cooperation and Development
Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung
Stresemannstr. 94 - D-10963 Berlin
Copy to the permanent representations of the Member states of the European Union
Copy to the U.N. Communication and Public Information Division Front Office
Copy to the Parliamentary State Secretary, Ms Gudrun Kopp
Copy to the the State Secretary, Mr Hans-Jürgen Beerfeltz
Copy to the international Civil society and to the Press
Copy to the Members of the Bundestag
Mister Dirk Niebel,
Has Germany unblocks suspended Aid to Rwanda (despites all the UN reports about Rwanda's major responsibilty recently confirmed by CNN http://amanpour.blogs.cnn.com/
Could you watch the unwatchable story of Congo Mister Dirk Niebel ?
* To understand this :
Germany unblocks $26m suspended Aid to Rwanda
* You should be aware of this :
The Lueshe Mine is located in the Territoire de Rutshuru, north of Rutshuru town, exploiting one of the world's biggest reserves of pyrochlore, an ore of niobium. It is said to be the most valuable mineral resource of the eastern Congo but the mine has been officially closed for some years due to disputes over ownership of mining rights, the instability of the region, and the need to rehabilitate the mining equipment. Smuggling of pyrochlore by rebels (Laurent Nkunda - M23 etc ) take place across the border into Rwanda ...
"... Gesellschaft fuer Elektrometallurgie (GfE) reincorporated in the United States as Metallurg Inc. hold a virtual worldwide monopoly on an ore called pyrochlore (niobium) ... and thus control the world’s supply, which acts on the supply side to set niobium’s market price, and also to prevent other countries not aligned with the U.S. from obtaining it to use for their own purposes ..."
The Case of the Lueshe Mine - Z Communications
The roles of the German government and German enterprises in North Kivu (East Congo)
The Lueshe Niob Mine and Germany
Kiwanja massacres carefully planned by government” – Nkunda
Killings in Kiwanja | Human Rights Watch
A Massacre in Congo, Despite Nearby Support
The Massacre in Kiwanja - pictures of the New York Times
America's trouble business relationship with Paul Kagame : the Joe Ritchie case
* So, the question is : Has Germany unblocks suspended Aid to Rwanda to continue to access, through Gesellschaft fuer Elektrometallurgie (GfE), to the pyrochlore (niobium) of the Lueshe Mine officially closed where M23 rebels are using Congolese slaves to extract it ?
Is this Germany, the great European nation ?
Réponse du Ministère allemand de la Coopération Internationale au Développement
Thank you very much for your mail to the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
On 30 January 2013, Federal Minister Niebel met the Rwandan Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo in Berlin for talks. In the light of the recent positive efforts by the Rwandan government to contribute within the regional process to a political solution in East Congo, and given the impact of decisions regarding budget support on the country's economic development, Federal Minister Niebel has decided to reprogram part of the amount earmarked for bilateral general budget support in the financial year 2012/2013. This amount of 7 million euros will be used instead for activities in the priority area of sustainable economic development, especially vocational training.
No decision has been made so far regarding the remaining 14 million euros earmarked for general budget support. Germany will be following political developments very closely and the decision we make will be based on our assessment of the information available.
I hope this information is of assistance to you.
on behalf of BMZ