Five years after the Gatumba the Massacre of Congolese Tutsi "Banyamulenge" refugees: Has any thing Changed lesson?
Starting August 13th, 2009 all Banyamulenge community around the world will be commemorating the tragic massacre event at a refugee camp in Burundi, 13 August 2004.
On 13 August we commemorate the 5th anniversary of the Gatumba massacre, when a group of gunmen crossed the DRCongo boarder into Burundi, from the Mayi mayi and FNL extremist group, shot and killed 168 women, children, and men; injured over 500 people in a refugee camp of Gatumba in Burundi. The Agatha Rwasa's PALIPEHUTU-FNL terror group claimed responsibility immediately after.
The assailants used automatic military weapons, and grenades to kill and burn innocent Banyamulenge refugees and Babembe victims of good co-habitation.
Although a UN report on the Gatumba massacre confirmed that the killings were conducted by PALIPEHUTU-FNL together with other negative forces from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda, Agatha Rwasa, the head of the FNL party in Burundi, is still walking free as though nothing happened.
In North America, the event will be commemorated in NewHamphire, U.S.A, and Winnipeg, in Canada. You can read about the event as it happened at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/3564358.stm