House of Lords: Archbishop asks about Democratic Republic of Congo

Posted by Kendall Harmon

My Lords, I am very grateful for the opportunity to ask a question in this particular context because the plight of Congo is well known, I think, to everyone in this House. The issue of regional cooperation has already been flagged indirectly in what has been said, and one of the questions I should like to ask is to do with what Her Majesty’s Government is doing to foster a broader regional engagement in this – a strategic engagement, involving more than simply the governments of Rwanda and Congo.

And as part of that regional question, I am very concerned about one particular issue - which is a cross-border one in the region - and that is the plight of the indigenous peoples, the indigenous minorities such as the Batwa.

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Posted July 20, 2012 at 3:05 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. MichaelA wrote:

Seems like a good question to ask, and kudos to ++Williams for raising it.  Hopefully the government will examine the situation closely and do what it can.

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