The pledge was made by the country’s ambassador in DRC, Oliver Schnakenberg after holding talks with Azarias Ruberwa who once served as the Vice President of DR Congo.
Ruberwa is among Banyamulenge activists that have been denouncing killings of Tutsis in DRC and violence against them.
“Stopping the hate speech against Rwandophones and the witch hunt against Rwandophones in DRC! I assured Honorary Vice President Ruberwa of my support and solidarity with the Banyamulenge,” reads a tweet by Germany Embassy.
Hate speeches against Kinyarwanda-speaking communities have been going on for quite some time in DRC where politicians claim that they are Rwandans who must return home.
On 26th May 2022, Police Commander in Northern Kivu was heard mobilizing citizens to take machetes to fight the enemy alluding to the aforementioned ethnic group.
Some Rwandophones have been killed at different times, while others were abused and saw their properties set on fire after the resumption of fighting by M23 rebel group demanding DRC to respect peace accords signed in 2013.
In some territories including Maniema, Tutsis have been hunted for long over being Rwandophones until Congolese killed some of them of torture, chopped off their ears and reproductive organs.
The United Nations recently warned of possible genocide against Kinyarwanda-speaking communities in DRC over the country’s continuous propagation of hate speeches and violence against the ethnic group.
Rwandophones who make up 5% of Congolese population mainly live in Northern and Southern Kivu Province.