Until the last moment, the subject will have divided the entourage of Félix Tshisekedi. This September 20, in New York, the Congolese head of state is expected at the United Nations platform. Behind the scenes, his close advisers put the key finale to the thirteen pages of the speech he is about to deliver to the General Assembly. In the lounges of the UN headquarters, which overlook the East River, several questions still have to be decided: what part should be reserved for the ongoing war in the East? What about the accusations made against Rwanda over its alleged support for the M23 rebels? What criticisms should be addressed to the international community, which one finds, in Kinshasa, that it is showing itself to be decidedly too prudent ?
The crisis that the DRC is going through is causing a stir right up to the top of the state. On the one hand, the partisans of a firm discourse vis-à-vis Kigali. On the other, those who plead for a less accusatory statement. Less numerous, the latter did not win their case: the version finally adopted was prepared by Christophe Lutundula, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and by Serge Tshibangu, the special representative of the Head of State. The offensive tone adopted for several months is maintained.
Eastern DRC: in New York, Felix Tshisekedi tries to break the deadlock