After the military defeat of the M23 by the FARDC supported by MONUSCO and FIB, Save the Congo launched a call for actions to be taken agains tthe FDLR, the Hutu militia group whose leadership took part in the genocide of the Tutsi in Rwandan in 1994. To help mobilise support in parliament, one of our friends, the Honourable member for Torbay, Adrian Sanders, MP, tabled a parliamentary motion, Early Day Motion: 766: Situation in the Congo, signed by 13 Members of Parliament, calling upon the Foreign Secretary, together with the UK’s friends and allies in the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the EU and the US to take whatever steps are necessary to extend the mandate of the UN Intervention Brigade to neutralise the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR); and to work with United Nations Security Council members and the UK’s allies and friends in SADC to ensure a resolution in such terms is passed.

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