Tanzania will not back down from DRC intervention

By Deodatus Balile in Dar es Salaam

April 23, 2013

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Tanzania will not back down from sending troops to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as part of a United Nations intervention brigade, despite two written warnings from the March 23rd Movement (M23) rebel group, Tanzanian officials say.

  • M23 rebels withdraw through hills on November 30, 2012, after leaving the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo village of Karuba. [Phil Moore/AFP]

    M23 rebels withdraw through hills on November 30, 2012, after leaving the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo village of Karuba. [Phil Moore/AFP]

  • M23 military chief Brigadier General Sultani Makenga (centre) gestures to some of his officers near the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo town of Sake on November 30, 2012. [Phil Moore/AFP]

    M23 military chief Brigadier General Sultani Makenga (centre) gestures to some of his officers near the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo town of Sake on November 30, 2012. [Phil Moore/AFP]

Salva Rweyemamu, director of communication for the Tanzanian president, told Sabahi the government received two letters from M23, which is fighting to overthrow the Congolese government.

The first letter was directed to the Chairman of the International Great Lakes Conference, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, and copied to all heads of state in the region, including Tanzania's President Jakaya Kikwete.

A second letter addressed to National Assembly Speaker Anne Makinda and signed by Bertrand Bisimwa, the new head of M23's political wing, reached the Tanzanian parliament on Saturday (April 20th), sources told Sabahi.

In the letter, M23 urged lawmakers in Dar es Salaam to advise the government against deploying troops to the DRC, and even threatened a "massacre" of Tanzanian troops by M23 fighters if Tanzania went ahead with the deployment.

Restoring peace

"The intention of Tanzanian troops is not to kill Congolese but to restore peace," Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Job Ndugai told Sabahi. "M23 will find this to be a problem if they are not for peace. We are not sending our soldiers to kill people or to be killed by M23."

On March 28th, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2098, which cleared the way for the international body's first-ever "offensive" combat force. The mandate of this intervention brigade, comprised of infantry battalions from Tanzania, South Africa, Mozambique and Malawi, is to "neutralise and disarm" M23, Congolese rebels and foreign-armed groups in eastern DRC, according to a news release from the United Nations.

In the letter dated April 11th, Bisimwa warned that M23 would defeat the UN brigade headed by a Tanzanian general.

On April 7th, Bisimwa issued similar threats to South African troops via his Twitter account, but South Africa said it would go ahead with plans to join the UN intervention brigade in DRC.

According to Bisimwa's letter addressed to Speaker Makinda, Resolution 2098 "transforms [the] UN Peacekeeping Mission to DRC into a belligerent force with the mandate to carry out offensive operations against Congolese citizens".

Bisimwa, who accused the United Nations of intervening in the DRC to rescue the government in power, vowed that M23 forces would defeat the interventionist brigade.

He said he highly respects the first president of Tanzania, the late Julius Nyerere, yet M23 would have no option but to "massacre the brotherly troops from Tanzania".

Colonel Kapambala Mgawe, spokesperson for the Tanzania People's Defence Force, reiterated Tanzanian troops are going into eastern DRC to keep the peace in the region.

"Where DRC citizens' lives or peacekeepers' lives will be in danger, our troops will rescue lives and disarm those who are causing that danger," he told Sabahi. "This is a stance and directive from the UN."

Previous threats

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation Bernard Membe told Sabahi that Tanzania is used to receiving such unfounded threats from rebel groups whenever its forces intervene to save innocent people.

As an example, he cited the 2008 African Union military intervention in Anjuan, Comoros, that ousted former president Colonel Mohamed Bacar. Despite similar threats warning against Dar es Salaam's troop contribution, Tanzanian forces did not back down, Membe said.

"I think they [M23] would have honoured Mwalimu Nyerere by calling off the civil war that causes rampant rape, death for children and women, and displaces people," he said.

Membe said M23 should end its rebellion and stop killing innocent people, thereby giving Tanzania no reason to send a battalion to DRC.

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Reader's Comments

  • ABUBAKAR ABDLLAH
    May 10, 2014 @ 01:42:15PM

    LET'S NOT FEAR THE THREATS OF M23. WE HAVE TO DEMOLISH THEM AND ANNIHILATE THEM AT THE MOUNTAINS.

  • ABUBAKAR ABDLLAH MAHAMUD
    May 10, 2014 @ 06:17:53AM

    I LIKE VERY MUCH THE TANZANIAN ARMY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF CRIME IN CONGO AS WELL AS THE CHASING AWAY OF THE REBELS. GO ON TANZANIA. I SALUTE THE SOLDIERS WHO ARE IN CONGO!

  • Frank nyagawa
    April 19, 2014 @ 06:18:13AM

    We praise our army for its good cooperation with our neighbour. Otherwise M23 would've entered Tanzania.

  • kibona marther
    December 6, 2013 @ 04:38:34AM

    I like the article. but my question is , does tanzania benefits or loose from that intervation in congo?

  • UFO
    September 9, 2013 @ 09:17:12AM

    These M23 threats are the ones that make us angry. We intend to beat them, we have reason and the power to do so... Perhaps people don't know that we have just gone to warm up, when we are ready we will set both legs even inside Rwanda...Comrade Kagame should shut up so that men can do their job.

  • luis hinju
    September 3, 2013 @ 02:46:39AM

    No retreat. Our standpoint is clear, to send our soldiers to Congo with all blessings. We should not be cowed down by threats.

  • Peter
    September 3, 2013 @ 02:16:01AM

    M23 are similar to any other terrorist groups which are cracked down by the United Nations. They have shed innocent blood, widespread rape, children's and women's deaths, and people who fled their homes. All that is due to greediness and robbing Congolese' natural resources. In addition, they are backed by a puppet country (Rwanda) to eliminate innocent citizens. This is intolerable. It is not possible that our neighbours are suffering and we are happy with our life and celebrate their difficult lives only because of terrorist groups such as M23. We advise UN to continue its operation till the end. And if possible the perpetrators should be sent to international court for their cruelty in helping M23 to shed innocent blood.

  • Ben Laseko
    July 19, 2013 @ 02:41:57AM

    We should be able to stand up against atrocities in Congo regardless of who the imperialist power is; fellow Africa Country or Western Capaitalism. From Patrice Lumumba to date? Enough is enough!!

  • lucas emmanuel
    July 14, 2013 @ 03:22:40AM

    Tanzania has done right decition since best thing is to bring back peace and not other because all can not be done without peace.

  • JOHN S. MASAMAKI
    July 13, 2013 @ 08:40:34AM

    M23 SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AS REBELS IN A COUNTRY THAT EXISTS ACCORDING TO THE CONSTITUTION. THE UN SHOULD HELP DRC IN THE FIGHT AGAINST M23.

  • Mathias Mabele
    July 13, 2013 @ 04:31:09AM

    A FRIEND IN NEED IS A FRIEND INDEED.

  • mika makungu
    July 12, 2013 @ 09:34:33AM

    Very good, Tanzania

  • ebenyo columbus
    July 11, 2013 @ 07:42:04PM

    I support it fully.

  • JUSTUS JULIUS
    July 11, 2013 @ 04:20:34PM

    THIS IS THE TIME TO THINK WHY WE AFRICANS LIKE WAR? IT'S ONLY BECAUSE OF POWER AND GREED. WE, IN TANZANIA, MUST PRESERVE PEACE BY HELPING OUR CONGOLESE COLLEAGUES.

  • Ngassa, lazaro
    July 11, 2013 @ 06:51:18AM

    We Tanzanian lets not ignore the efforts done by our armed forces{JWTZ} for intervention in conflicts done by M23 since the aim is to rescue the citizens of DRC who are tortured by M23 and preserving peace and security in DRC.

  • Ngassa, lazaro
    July 11, 2013 @ 06:36:49AM

    Fire is treated with fire. I support sending Tanzanian soldiers to fight against M23 rebels in the DRC. Their threats can't stop Tanzania in defending those innocent people who are suffering in Congo. Notice: our Tanzanian soldiers are supposed to use weapons when necessary to save citizens who are tortured by the rebels.

  • paschal david
    July 9, 2013 @ 01:31:08PM

    Is it a must to help each other?

  • Peter
    July 8, 2013 @ 10:07:57AM

    GOD bless DRC , GOD bless TANZANIA .

  • Kileme Onesmo
    July 8, 2013 @ 06:14:50AM

    M23 are not DRC nationals. They are a group of people with no discipline (those who are not wanted) used by the leaders from the countries which want to steal Congo's minerals. We cannot tolerate it. Tanzania is a neighboring country which was affected by receiving refugees for many years. It has every rights to respond to this provocation. But also, if peace exists in the DRC, why shouldn't Tanzania be given a priority to work in the DRC? Those who take minerals by force are not wanted. We want those who bring peace and work with Congolese as their brothers and friends by respecting borders and human dignity. Congratulations President Kikwete and Minister Membe. Keep it up, and we Congolese are behind you by any means necessary.

  • YONA DAVID CHIDUO
    July 7, 2013 @ 02:31:29PM

    LET'S HELP DRC BECAUSE THEY ARE HUMAN BEINGS TOO BUT WE SHOULD NOT KILL THEM.

  • RAFUKI LUFUNGA
    July 7, 2013 @ 05:53:00AM

    We, Tanzanians, are speaking very much on sending troops to DRC to restore peace, but peace is lost in Tanzania due to WHITE PEOPLE'S RELIGIONS AND PARTIES WHICH DO NOT WANT POPULAR DECISIONS, who has bewitched us? This is STUPIDITY, a big one. Everyone who reads this message, is laughing at us because he knows our situation is very delicate, for example people were killed in bombings during our municipal elections.

  • Lamwai Conrad
    July 6, 2013 @ 01:09:21PM

    I hope that our soldiers have gone to Congo for bringing peace to the innocent citizens.

  • Mzena patience
    July 6, 2013 @ 11:02:35AM

    Tanzania should not retreat, but to move forward

  • FREDDY
    July 6, 2013 @ 10:12:41AM

    OK, old people have said: "You cannot celebrate if your neighbor's home is on fire!" and "Fire is treated with fire". If M23 rebels use weapons in their fighting against DRC army, UN army has to do the same in accomplishing their mandate in Congo. M23 threats show their immaturity and cowardice to the new UN troops, because they were used to being left alone (without a real war) with Congolese army which is managed by their own brothers who are Congolese with Rwandan origin.

  • Saa Muli
    July 4, 2013 @ 03:09:30PM

    I am sure Tz wants to match the Kenyan record of intervention in order to remain relevant in East African Military prowess

  • hashimhashim
    July 4, 2013 @ 03:00:47AM

    It's good for a country such as TANZANIA to work with African institutions to solve conflicts which involve violation of peace on our fellow nations.

  • BURTON JOSHUA
    July 4, 2013 @ 01:17:51AM

    BEFORE HELPING OUR NEIGHBOR, WE SHOULD MAKE SURE THAT OUR HOME IS SAFE, BECAUSE BY SENDING TROOPS TO CONGO WE ARE ADDING ANOTHER ENEMY AGAINST OUR COUNTRY.

  • Edwin M Maraba
    July 3, 2013 @ 03:40:57PM

    Sensibly the matter should not be who is better in war but the safety of the people, why fight guyz? dont you people who are behind all these take some tym to revisit the value of humanity? wake up fellow Africans our elders fought colonialism hoping we will be realistic but then......

  • noel kasaya
    July 3, 2013 @ 11:42:43AM

    All mankind are equal and Africa is one. Why should our Congolese brothers be tortured by those M23 in their own country? I do support Tanzanians for going there to liberate our brothers.

  • IMMANUEL
    July 3, 2013 @ 11:22:30AM

    THE CONGOLESE ARE OUR BROTHERS AND DID THEY NOT START HERE IN TANZANIA? WHY SHOULDN'T WE HELP THEM? TANZANIA, NO POINT OF RETURN.

  • Nsairo Gabriel Nkini
    July 2, 2013 @ 02:13:56PM

    M23 should state clearly what they want and follow acceptable procedures towards ahieving it.

  • JINA LAKO linahitajika Joeph Asala Mwabange
    July 2, 2013 @ 04:08:11AM

    COMMENT: What I am asking my Tanzanian government, please don't send our brothers and then introduce the law to protect peace. Let them go and fight M23 because they have a rebellious spirit! God doesn't like rebellion! Save the future of Congo!

  • Rheyne mallya
    July 2, 2013 @ 04:06:38AM

    What's needed is peace and not killing.

  • JULIUS YONA
    July 2, 2013 @ 04:04:02AM

    We can not afraid of M 23. Our neighbour are not in peace, even us we are not in peace. Solution of all to be in peace is to intervane. M23 Should know that if they continue to threat we will all move to bettle zone since we have unit in Tz.

  • mangalu shaibu .
    July 1, 2013 @ 02:26:34PM

    Congolese people need to be liberated, so the government must send the strongest and best soldiers to save those people.

  • Lumuliko
    July 1, 2013 @ 10:16:57AM

    M23, you have to know that the only people/person the stongest man of the Millenium in the great Lakes and Africa region who killed GERMAN MILITARY group leaders and their soldIers was MKWAWA from Iringa, the only troups which overthrown IDDi Amin was from Tanzania, so the Spirit of Cowardness is not for Tanzania, The spirit of right action to people is tolerated, but Tanzania cant tolerate rubbish caused by M23,killing innocent people, overpopulating Tanzania with groups of Refugees while they(M23) just eating goodlife and stilling the Congolese Natural resources,you are awakening the SPIRIT OF MKWAWA, Tanzania will move ahead so that she(TZ) rest from burden of refugees,this is the only solution, she(TZ) has tolerated for long time.

  • ezra machogu
    July 1, 2013 @ 06:08:58AM

    We feel sorry for the Congolese while the fire is burning at our home. I don't have nice answers. Congo is superb. Big up M23.

  • said chowo
    June 30, 2013 @ 06:52:25AM

    It is good to help the Congolese because their lives are sad.

  • hamad
    June 28, 2013 @ 09:05:35AM

    M23 should know that what drives Tanzanians to Congo is their kindness to Congolese people and we would like to hear the Congolese live in peace and harmony. The basic thing is for them to give priority to their love of their country and their fellow citizens. They should stop being greedy and being used by other people's interests.

  • Emil
    June 27, 2013 @ 04:38:38PM

    the rebel leader should know that Tanzania has never been defeated in war. his comments are childish, rebel-like and blood thirsty. empty threats wiill never defeat the will of Africans to have a peaceful Africa. Down with war mongers!

  • shaban .S. Selungwi{ AGHOWA }..DAR..TANZ
    June 27, 2013 @ 12:30:48AM

    Are we, Tanzanians, going into war with this budget? There is no war here, the situation is bad. Why are we looking for war? Why are you, the government, doing it? Be kind to the citizens living in the borders.

  • allice shadrack
    June 26, 2013 @ 01:49:46AM

    ilike to fieght cose i needto be aresoujar

  • Mmari Eugene
    June 26, 2013 @ 12:28:45AM

    Bravo TZ, if your neighbour is not in peace you are also not in peace. The UN resolution is a bit late.

  • stephano lothy
    June 25, 2013 @ 07:36:00AM

    Tanzania will never fear threats from M23. Congo's peace is peace to us, Tanzanians.

  • Abdallah
    June 25, 2013 @ 01:08:39AM

    We will beat them.

  • Gerald Chiwata of Liwale/Dar- Tz
    June 23, 2013 @ 04:42:13AM

    Peace is urgently needed as the situation in the DRC is very tense. For them, dying is normal. But for Tanzania to send its troops there, it's very dangerous on one side as we a dependent nation as far as defence system is concerned. We depend on others even for weapons. So getting ourselves into war crisis will endanger ourselves. Provided threats from M23, our leaders should be very careful. We shouldn't defend other people's businesses while ours are on fire!

  • HIJJA I MZEE
    June 23, 2013 @ 03:30:11AM

    You the T Z leaders,should fight poverty at your place first before sending troops over there. your people survive on less than a dollar per day , still you wanna do the fight thing. are you all senile. The Ugandan war left you all penyless now you wanna repeat the unrepeatable. i hope these punks give you a lesson.

  • jeremiah
    June 22, 2013 @ 10:15:10AM

    No fear in Tanzania. Peace must be attained in Goma.

  • LUCAS KISHIWAN
    June 21, 2013 @ 01:06:46PM

    Honestly these people aren't kind to their country. Why don't they sit down and settle the matters instead of killing innocent citizens?

  • sweetbert
    June 20, 2013 @ 10:38:45AM

    the move in congo seems to be very trick y in the sence that her neighbours like rwanda & uganda seems to benefits by lobbing out the resouces that are vested there hence the war not easy to be ended by UN or tanzania!! The fire that have its source cant be ended without ending its source first.Let them be summoned first and be told the truth that their the source of that evil!

  • ismaili saidi
    June 20, 2013 @ 04:16:51AM

    M23, your end is near. Nothing long has no end. Our soldiers will make sure that you are totally eradicated and stopped harassing Congolese.

  • Mwl Sipto, Dar, TZ
    June 19, 2013 @ 06:26:39AM

    "In my opinion, peace should be attained at any cost regardless of any group's interests." -Sipto, Tanzania

  • Roger Mtokambali
    June 19, 2013 @ 04:19:43AM

    Honestly speaking, we Tanzanians are having a difficult time in seeing the innocent blood of our brothers shed and thus decided to do this to our neighboring country, Congo. It's all about loving them and not wanting to lose them... Besides, M23 can't threaten us easily because we have set God before us for the sake of saving our fellow human beings... God bless Tanzania, God bless DRC...

  • DICKSON LUCAS
    June 19, 2013 @ 03:37:55AM

    Of course, this is the only way to stop the M23 so that they don't keep on endangering the innocent lives of our Congolese brothers. It's also for our security as a neighboring country. I wish you the best!

  • Daniel Saruni
    June 19, 2013 @ 12:32:39AM

    Congratulations to Tanzania for remembering our neighbours during hardships. Threats are nothing. Move on TPDF as we, the citizens, are joining you in prayers. Daniel Saruni from Nairobi, Kenya.

  • mikidadi mbule
    June 16, 2013 @ 12:29:05PM

    Return of Tanzanian soldiers should not be delayed so that other country's army might go.

  • Khaidar toure
    June 15, 2013 @ 08:06:26AM

    M23 are the rebels who don't want peace to prevail in African countries, and that's why they don't want Tanzanians to bring peace. Therefore, Tanzanians should be careful with the M23.

  • Seif kocho
    June 15, 2013 @ 01:10:39AM

    I support it.

  • chacha mwita matinde
    June 14, 2013 @ 01:17:35PM

    It is just OK. Help them, commander, it is just fine. Besides, Tanzanian soldiers don't have any jobs to do in the city. They are just slashing grasses. Send them there so that they get busy and their bellies decrease. And tell those show dancers to prepare their own tomorrow.

  • Joseph
    June 13, 2013 @ 08:01:53AM

    The desire I see from Tanzania is that it doesn't like to see those few people killing innocent people. It's a goodwill, but M23 doesn't have goodwill to the people of Congo... God bless Tanzania.

  • ilunag lyamingilo
    June 12, 2013 @ 02:47:11PM

    Peace is utterly needed in Goma, people are dying: women, children and also the aged. We pray for the Tanzanian soldiers so that they bring peace in the eastern Congo.

  • revo
    June 12, 2013 @ 11:11:13AM

    It's all threatening propaganda. The army should keep on moving forward.

  • Cosmas Alfred
    June 12, 2013 @ 10:29:27AM

    M23 must remember that you can cheat all people once but it's not easy to cheat all people forever. They know the truth of what they do, and others know it too.

  • stephano lothy
    June 12, 2013 @ 04:57:48AM

    Tanzania must sent troops to DR-Congo for peacekeeping the Congo conflict is the threat for peace in Tanzania. M23 claims must be ignored and AU members should cooperate together over M23 for peace in Congo and Great Lake Regions in general.

  • maulidi mbuyamga
    June 11, 2013 @ 04:41:17PM

    There is every reason for Tanzania to send troops to DRC, and if possible, M23 leaders to be arrested and executed publicly, not to be jailed.

  • asha
    June 11, 2013 @ 06:04:50AM

    M23 group does not have good intentions to the Congolese and the United Nations. Their aim is to destroy the peace of the nation.

  • balole kema
    June 9, 2013 @ 03:50:42PM

    It is not bad to help the DRC.

  • Hamix juma
    June 8, 2013 @ 11:25:28AM

    If it is about peace keeping then it is no bad to send our troops to the DRC.

  • edson
    June 7, 2013 @ 04:53:06PM

    It is not right to send our children to get killed in Congo without looking at their rights. The TPDF have a scandal of training our boys harshly and when it is time for commissioning, they tend to be bias by sending back others for baseless reasons. At Monduli, there is divisions among themselves. You fire good and healthy commanders from Monduli. How will you fight the M23?

  • idd juma
    June 7, 2013 @ 03:52:16AM

    You send our children to die in Congo, but why don't you look at their rights? You expel them from Monduli everyday by being biased against them. Do you think they don't need to live? If M23 and Malawi provide funds to various arm experts, who are running out from Monduli, don't you see it as a national problem?

  • RAMADHANI H. KANJOE
    June 6, 2013 @ 05:02:17AM

    If the aim is to keep peace, it is fine, but if it is otherwise, it is not right to send our troops in the DRC.

  • Katunguza
    June 6, 2013 @ 02:58:31AM

    Why don't you, Rwanda, stop supporting M23? Don't you know that, continuing to do so is to harmful to DRC people. You don't have any manners. You deny that you are involved. How long do you think you will cheat? Stop your authoritarianism. Don't you learn how other authoritarian leaders ended - from Hitler, Stalin, Idd Amin, Bokassa, Sadam, Gadaffi and many others. And your friend Kagame, stop destroying yourself. Deal with your own country and leave DRC alone. Keep improving your country's economy. Follow this advice so that you will not regret.

  • Amiri shauur
    June 6, 2013 @ 02:17:08AM

    Big up my government for a consistent stand but I doubt our army, because M23 rebels have strong weapons of destruction. I would like also to see the army improve our borders' security, especially on the west of the country.

  • jp
    June 5, 2013 @ 08:19:08AM

    yes is good ,you should make sure that all borders around great lakes region are well secured so as to avoid the massive flowing of millitary equipments for the rebels

  • Komba Ezekiel
    June 4, 2013 @ 04:39:36PM

    In every thing, there is its origin. M23 have their origin and their demand. If the brutality is committed under the influence of imperialists, then M23 are not benefiting from anything other than curses from the powerless Congolese (women and children). When we allow rebel groups, we are allowing the establishment of laboratories in which foreign countries will test their weapons and dump the old ones. Poor Africa! We are made into wild animals, killing each other for the sake of the foreigners. M23 have to stop hypocrisy, lay down their weapons and work for development. Mere presence of Tanzanian army is not enough. There must be a deep philosophical analysis on series of revolution events done by leaders in the DRC. Fighting M23 is a correct move as those who are dying are our brothers and sisters and fellow Africans. "There shall not be peace in Tanzania, if our neighbors are not in peace." Words from Mwalimu JK. Our army has to do what they learn in discipline and cooperation to liberate DRC.

  • magoti
    June 3, 2013 @ 10:35:39AM

    Do you, M23, really feel for the DRC or there is something else? I think Tanzania should work with those Congolese who want peace so as to preserve peace in Africa as our ancestors did during liberation struggles.

  • christopher
    June 3, 2013 @ 09:52:03AM

    DRC is a very dangerous place in the Great Lakes Zone for having many leaders who are involved in minerals. For instance, all places with mines are owned by military groups. Also President Yoweri Museveni and Kagame are largely involved in this conflict. Let's ask ourselves, who is arming the M23, because they behave like a true army and they are not these Congolese but Rwandans and Burundians. African Union, please talk to Museveni and Kagame, they know the secret behind the M23 group.

  • mussa a
    June 3, 2013 @ 08:07:48AM

    A cat is not threatened by a mouse.

  • AMANI
    June 3, 2013 @ 07:25:54AM

    We, Tanzanians, want peace all the time and not otherwise. Sending troops to the DRC is about bringing peace to the DRC people, who have no reasons to deserve humiliation and rape by Congolese rebels. We understand that rebels are propagating in social media so that Tanzanian soldiers do not go to the DRC, but we Tanzanians are ready to bring peace to our African brothers. If the rebels do truly want peace, then they should lay down their weapons so that people could have their God-planned peace and development.

  • Humphrey Gyunda
    June 3, 2013 @ 07:23:33AM

    The best way to solve this problem is the UN to compel the Government and Rebels to reach amicable agreement and monitor the fullfilment of agreement all parties.

  • rashid maulid
    June 3, 2013 @ 01:08:36AM

    We should not only look to Congo, why didn't we help Gaddafi.

  • Naziru wa kagera kamachum.
    June 2, 2013 @ 03:00:20PM

    Tanzanians, keep on helping the Congolese who die and are being raped innocently.

  • Komba Lingesa
    June 2, 2013 @ 02:11:07PM

    There will be no real peace in DRC unless The strongman Kagame is dead. Kagame is both the killer and great thief stealing resources in DRC the weak economy of Rwanda can not afford to finance things like Kagame Cup. it the proceeds stolen in DRC. Kagame will follow the way of Late Savimbi who believed in the power of gun and was killed by the same .

  • Wangwe Mseti
    June 2, 2013 @ 11:46:10AM

    Warned

  • saidi fundi
    June 1, 2013 @ 10:51:42AM

    It is not easy for Bongo people to be caught by that trap. Westerners and M23 are the same. UN turns back so that Bongo people could go. Why don't they go?

  • AWADH YAZID RAMADHAN
    May 31, 2013 @ 08:23:32AM

    I am asking the Tanzanian army to start the work immediately to save the Congolese people. M23 shouldn't be tolerated. They are just the murderers.

  • Victor Minja
    May 31, 2013 @ 06:26:38AM

    JUST TO GET PEOPLE LIVING IN PEACE.

  • eliah meena Tanzania
    May 31, 2013 @ 03:15:17AM

    These people should be properly contained.

  • Alphonce Mangadi
    May 31, 2013 @ 01:11:51AM

    Blow the hell out of these cowards, the day that we allow bullies/killers to dictate over our neighbours and us thats our death. As for TZ economy, are you kidding us? should we just let hooligans grab countries because of econimic consequences, hope when they are in power we get rich, is it?

  • Ismael
    May 30, 2013 @ 11:56:13PM

    Those rebels shouldn't threaten us. Was it only Tanzania that sent its troops?

  • Mohamed Mahanga
    May 30, 2013 @ 05:20:18AM

    M23 are supposed to respect the rule of law and do justice to the DRC people, who chose President Kabila as their leader. If they see a need of changing the administration in the DRC, they have to wait for next elections, and committing violence and killings against innocent citizens. They bring shame to the African continent, especially the Great Lakes Zone. Africans, we should stop being greedy for power. God bless Africa and its people.

  • sarsh liwachi
    May 29, 2013 @ 04:41:03PM

    we have tilo live by peace in as the president done by peace

  • Fred
    May 29, 2013 @ 04:19:40PM

    we are tired to hear children and women raped and killing of people in Drc.all africa we need cooperatively to undermine and conque m23.we have been keeping them for all these years now we should see the need to stop the killing.thanks for Tanzania to see this.

  • Salehe r hassan
    May 29, 2013 @ 03:00:06PM

    Why do we, Tanzania, like to interfere in conflict's that is none of our business?

  • Regan sanga
    May 29, 2013 @ 01:26:52PM

    Tanzania move on to liberate our fellow human beings of that nation!!

  • Kelvin k. Ngonyani
    May 28, 2013 @ 05:28:11PM

    TPDF should go on with fighting in the DRC in order to have peace.

  • kali wadudi
    May 28, 2013 @ 05:25:36PM

    As a fighter, it is all OK with me. We should move forward to save people's lives, backward never.

  • fredrick
    May 28, 2013 @ 09:25:57AM

    the m23 his a problem to Tanzania because arms come to bandits in Western Tanzania because no control in eastern d r c so to maintain our peace m23 must disarmed

  • Nahasha sekile mwasonya
    May 27, 2013 @ 03:16:09PM

    It is good to help our colleagues, but let's turn back, is our economic situation good? We need development, why doesn't that money go to constituencies for development?

  • njaka
    May 27, 2013 @ 02:22:12PM

    People are required first to sit down before anything. But when that fails, an average force should be used.

  • mohd issa sudi
    May 27, 2013 @ 10:52:31AM

    Yes, peace is needed, but have you, Tanzanians, already considered the possible effects to your country? It might happen similar to that of Kenyans in Somalia.

  • Felix Machege.Tanzania
    May 27, 2013 @ 01:59:10AM

    These people should be properly contained.

  • c semwijah
    May 26, 2013 @ 07:58:00AM

    Tell us who the reporters of this newspaper are in the Namtumbo district.

  • hamza
    May 26, 2013 @ 06:21:40AM

    I think the gas problem should be ended quickly.

  • Jacob Mkumbo
    May 26, 2013 @ 04:41:24AM

    WAR IS NOT GOOD, BUT IF WE ARE AFRAID, THAT DANGER WILL COME TO THE COUNTRY.

  • Hatungumwami Bideberi
    May 26, 2013 @ 12:53:06AM

    Often bloodshed calls for more bloodshed,lets talk

  • kelvin
    May 25, 2013 @ 02:37:54PM

    May god bless all soldiers fighting for peace

  • Johnson MaCrobert Nducha
    May 25, 2013 @ 02:20:13PM

    Brothers! It is not true that M23 want to liberate their country. They are just rebels and killers, they are no different from the tyrant Iddi Amin. I think, we TANZANIA, have to sacrifice ourselves and totally finish them. Because if they will ever come to power, TANZANIA and even neighboring countries will be ungovernable. He is a puppet, we should catch him first as we did to the TYRANT. If the Nation's FATHER were here, he could have beaten them with whips! Congratulation our Commander-in-Chief for your standpoint and congratulations to our minister Hon. Membe and all our soldiers and commanders. Make him behave himself and he shall never try to send us his memos to even our PARLIAMENT. He has no MANNERS. He deserves to be taken care of!

  • wito mwandunga
    May 25, 2013 @ 10:41:56AM

    In my opinion, that is an imperialists trap to incite war in our zone, because they are the ones who sponsor M23 and they also sponsor us. Let's think what will happen if M23 win that war.

  • stanley assey
    May 25, 2013 @ 09:59:17AM

    I see, this article is very good.

  • Billali Hassani
    May 25, 2013 @ 03:57:45AM

    President Kagame has been effectively looting minerals in Congo using proxy rebels from Rwanda; look at their razor sharp faces(all rwandese) they do not resemble Congolese.In fact the rebels are battallions from Rwanda Army.Why is Kagame scared of this force.The new UN force means; deterrence to his economic prosperity he has gained in East Congo.Once again the US govt has played their usual chess game.They have changed cards against him.

  • Masokola Ibrahim
    May 25, 2013 @ 02:09:18AM

    M23 must be expelled out of DRC

  • Joshua
    May 25, 2013 @ 02:02:05AM

    Tanzania is in a good position and it will defeat those DRC rebels.

  • emanuel mwasile
    May 24, 2013 @ 06:41:36AM

    It's good to do that. But in Mtwara's situation, it is not as if in DRC we go to help. How do we take care of ourselves?

  • SAM
    May 24, 2013 @ 04:39:30AM

    TZ GO HEAD ROBUSTLY TO END THIS PROXY WAR OF WEALTH GRABING BY DRC NORBOURS

  • swalehe juma
    May 24, 2013 @ 03:21:30AM

    Our Tanzania is a country of peace and we won't be happy in our hearts if our neighbors are not in peace. So it is very right to work with our neighbours to make sure peace is surrounding us. We must protect our economy by expanding our inside and outside markets including our neighbours' and we won't reach there if peace is problematic to our neighbours. I support my government and encourage our fighters to chase away those scoundrels M23.

  • mungenzi
    May 23, 2013 @ 11:41:25AM

    All the best in the search for peace for Africa.

  • wito mwandunga
    May 23, 2013 @ 10:50:22AM

    in my opinion there is no need 4naeghbours country 2send troops in drc coz i bealiave this is trap from developed countries 2put our region into chaos while they take our resorces

  • ombeni swai
    May 23, 2013 @ 10:34:28AM

    I believe that this aspect of religious turmoil as I like to call it, has not been given an authentic attitude without hypocrisy in it for the purpose of resolving it. Every one of us who tries to speak, does not want not be seen that he offends someone, something that does not bring real solutions. It is up to Christian and Muslim religious leaders, to understand and tell their followers that, if you are a Christian, that is your personal faith and your God and you believe in what way and in what order it is your personal choice. The faith and order that you have chosen to practice does not give you the right to declare that you are right and better than others who do not follow your faith, and the others should not feel pitiful for not following your faith and your order. And for Muslims too they should be aware of that what Christians are doing in their faith, is what is being considered right in their faith and that is what makes a difference between them. Otherwise, there would be no Christians and Muslims, as there is no difference in the faith and manners of worship. Accept the differences and respect the decisions of each one of us on how he prefers to worship. God is the judge and not anyone among us!

  • Radonji Vero
    May 23, 2013 @ 07:26:45AM

    We have enough forces to accomplish the mission. Dont worry coz we are the pple for the pple onto the pple.

  • Mtengeti Omary
    May 23, 2013 @ 04:21:53AM

    It is good to defend peace by any costs, but it is important to solve these problems prior to this stage of sending troops anywhere in the world, especially Africa. The truth is, this is the result of neocolonialism. Let's fight with these people who are inciting wars instead of fighting a pseudo enemy.

  • PASCAL JOSEPH
    May 23, 2013 @ 03:51:15AM

    CONGRATULATION JWTZ FOR THAT CONTRIBUTION BECAUSE TODAY IS KONGO AND TOMORROW IS US. IF WE DON'T DO THAT, WHEN SOMETHING HAPPENS TO US TOMORROW, WE WILL BE LEFT ALONE. HURRAAAAAAY!

  • Laina wa Njombe Uwemba
    May 22, 2013 @ 03:52:06PM

    M23 stop it. Why opt for war. Seek dialogue and reach agreement so that peace prevails.

  • MNUNGWANA
    May 22, 2013 @ 02:25:41PM

    OUR SOLDIERS, WE ARE BEHIND YOU. AS YOU DID DURING LIBERATION STRUGGLES IN UGANDA AND THE COMOROS. THAT PAPER LEOPARD SHOULD NOT THREATEN YOU. OUR MILITARY INTELLIGENCE IS PERFECT, I BELIEVE NOW YOU KNOW WHERE DOES BISIMWA LIVES. CATCH HIM AND BRING HIM HERE ALIVE. DON'T LET HIM ESCAPE AS IDI AMINI.

  • MBELWA MOCHIWA M-N-GULU
    May 22, 2013 @ 02:08:59PM

    MWALIMU SAID: 1. WE WILL FIGHT UNTIL DEATH TO LIBERATE AFRICA. 2. WE ARE READY TO DIE THAN BEING HUMILIATED. 3: MANY TANZANIANS HAVE CONGOLESE BLOOD. 4. BISIMWA MUST UNDERSTAND THAT WITHOUT TANZANIA, THERE COULD BE NO DRC. THERE WAS ZAIRE AND OUR SOLDIERS DIED TO LIBERATE ZAIRE AND CALLED IT DRC. 5. WE CANNOT ALLOW CONGO TO BE SETTLED BY DOGS LIKE YOU. GOD BLESS AFRICA. GOD BLESS TANZANIA AND ITS PEOPLE. ASK UGANDA; SOUTH AFRICA, ZIMBABWE, ANGOLA. ASK LATIN AMERICA, IT'S NOT ONLY FIGHTING EVEN FOR WORDS WE ARE OF GREAT CAPABILITY. ASK AMERICANS HOW WE MANAGED TO RETURN A CHINESE IN THE UN. ONLY IF I SEE YOU, THE DOG, I WILL SLASH YOUR BODY INTO PIECES.

  • Malingum Egidius
    May 22, 2013 @ 09:25:08AM

    Don't M23 see that the current world is democratic. Tanzania go and help so that we can become a good example to others. I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST.

  • josep mwai
    May 22, 2013 @ 09:04:24AM

    As a Kenyan, I support Tanzania for intervening in the DRC for the sake of peace, because we, as Africans, are innocently killing each other using an imperialist weapon. If Tanzania feels it badly, why can't countries such as Kenya, Uganda and other African states learn this example from our brothers. Hurray Tanzania. May God bless you. Joseph from Nyanza Province, Kenya.

  • Jacob Marandu
    May 22, 2013 @ 05:56:07AM

    It is a good thing to help your neighbor, but I think this will cause hatred and revenge from the rebels as it happens to Kenya after going to help Somalis, after that it started to be attacks frequently with explosives. This brings about a lot of concerns.

  • Dany Arusha
    May 22, 2013 @ 05:27:42AM

    M23 lay down your weapons and join peaceful talks with Congolese government, as it innocent citizens are suffering.

  • Baltazari mote
    May 22, 2013 @ 04:42:28AM

    We, Tanzania, will help our DRC brothers to finish the evil M23 group. God bless Africa and its people!

  • Meshorori Manase M.
    May 21, 2013 @ 03:45:24PM

    Hon. JK, your decisions on DRC will bring about blessings and success if you involve God in all plans. Dear DRC brothers, it's high time now that you lay down your weapons and think about Congo's development. The innocent blood which continues to be shed is a big curse to the coming generations.

  • homoud salum
    May 21, 2013 @ 11:51:05AM

    may god be with you all our heroes, make sure you return home safe and sound.

  • Rodgers b.msafari
    May 21, 2013 @ 11:08:07AM

    Africans let us resolve our difficults in diplomacy ways not g uns and bombs now African is civilized viva Africa.

  • JAPHETH
    May 21, 2013 @ 10:02:59AM

    I wish Tanzanian soldiers all the best in their commitment for peace in DRC. May God give you more strength and knowledge.

  • Mashaka
    May 21, 2013 @ 05:53:19AM

    M23 shall not be allowed to get used with their threats against peace loving people. TPDF, there is capacity to remove them, even their commanders know it. That is why they ask for agreement through threats. There is no turning back.

  • issa
    May 21, 2013 @ 04:28:03AM

    I think it is like doing things in a reverse way. Our country has many problems such as education, religious extremism, povetry, etc, and yet we are looking for other calamities...!

  • godhope isaac
    May 20, 2013 @ 06:45:24PM

    Forward ever, backward never.. May God fight for you in peace and protect you..Once you put your hoe in the farm, there shall be no turning back.

  • Hamisi juma
    May 20, 2013 @ 11:04:16AM

    Good decisions, but how have we prepared ourselves?

  • zedius
    May 20, 2013 @ 10:25:15AM

    I praise our soldiers and ask them to be careful with M23.

  • watu wetu
    May 20, 2013 @ 09:19:40AM

    go our heros TPDF go!

  • yakobo
    May 20, 2013 @ 07:53:23AM

    Lukman, i think you have been sent by someone. Our neighbors are dying and you say they better die. You don't deserve to be a Tanzanian. If you don't like it, go to hell to give your weak thought. HURRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY TANZANIA, HURRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY TPDF, HURRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY TO PEACE, STABILITY, HUMANITY, SOLIDARITY

  • mwanzo kidamba
    May 20, 2013 @ 02:38:15AM

    TPDF... work hard... M23 don't have war audacity. They are good for nothing, only screaming.... We, your close neighbors and brothers, are confident that you will emerge victorious. We are tired of war in this zone...on the right...on the left... all but nonsense wars. Security is important as Brother MICHAEL MASOLE said. - Mwanzo Kidamba - Kenya

  • Zainab W
    May 20, 2013 @ 12:07:40AM

    To drag people into war is no sane specially if following orders of those who have never ever followed any rule that it made let alone not fight or respect humal lives! Why is T anzania dragging itself into a war which can be avoided?

  • mujibu side
    May 19, 2013 @ 11:34:38PM

    M23 pls stop it, put your gun down

  • Lomnyack Mollel
    May 19, 2013 @ 02:38:25PM

    I love my country so much. M23 are only frog's screams. Tanzania will not turn back until it is understood.

  • Omari chega
    May 19, 2013 @ 01:58:36PM

    Folks, war is not a game. We will end up running away.

  • mzawa
    May 19, 2013 @ 08:59:58AM

    They should first look into the cause of the conflict, then they will get a solution without shedding innocent blood.

  • frank kubwera
    May 19, 2013 @ 07:09:06AM

    go JWTZ go weback you kaka

  • cleophas
    May 19, 2013 @ 05:54:26AM

    Tanzania should not be cowed by mere threats from an illicit group like M23 whose only agenda is to rape children and women and to commit atrocities. Tanzania should show resolute in differending human rights. M23 should know that Tanzania is not fighting against them, TZ is against the auses of human rights and the atrocitoes committed by this rather feckless militant group. I personally laud the UNSC for resolution 2098. The impunity perpetrated by M23 should be tamed and the time is NOW. If we want peace, we must prepare for war! (Cleophas, Graduate in IR)

  • Rashid
    May 18, 2013 @ 05:02:52PM

    TANZANIA FOREVER. PEACE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY...

  • Mecky Chande
    May 18, 2013 @ 02:08:03PM

    It is senseless for M23 to be kind to TPDF soldiers instead of being kind to Congolese whom they innocently kill. TPDF are used to that propaganda since Idd Amin's time. M23 must prepare themselves to face the men as they don't have to mistake TPDF with Congolese who run away only by being threatened. Threatening a soldier who has been trained to die is freak. M23 lay down your weapons, otherwise wait for the fire from Tanzanians.

  • DAVID FRANCIS
    May 18, 2013 @ 10:32:02AM

    PLEASE TPDF JUST KEEP PEACE & JUSTICE & NOT OTHERWISE,LET LORD BLESS YOU IN BUTTOR

  • Amina faridi
    May 18, 2013 @ 10:14:51AM

    The article is clear. We understand it.

  • farida shabani
    May 18, 2013 @ 09:55:15AM

    We all have to understand that peace will not be achieved in Congo by sending troops there, but by Congolese themselves, leaders and soldiers , to know what exactly does their country need or for President Kabila to step down. Also it is important to notice that the cause of guerrilla war and unwillingness by politicians to seek peace is natural resources which both sides are fighting for.

  • Mussa akida,tanzania.
    May 18, 2013 @ 05:08:16AM

    Tanzania is a free country. It is supposed to support others, because many people have died and are continuing to die. There is nothing stopping us from sending our soldiers to DRC. Always those who seek calamity do not deserve mercy.

  • PAUL GABRIEL MWAMWASI
    May 17, 2013 @ 08:08:54PM

    Being patriotic to my country, I truly see it as a good thing. Though I am one of those youth of Operation Patriotism who completed the contract with Tanzania National Service without being employed, if possible we are ready to contribute for the sake of security matters and peace in general.

  • Lucas kisasa
    May 17, 2013 @ 02:51:16PM

    M23 or even M999 in the bible should be defeated. M23 is a group of criminals. How can you kill your fellow congelese and pretend that you are for peace? This is ridiculous. Tanzanians should help fellow congelese and unleash a telling blow to M23 and their sponsors whom we know are in the lake region.

  • aloyce
    May 17, 2013 @ 08:32:58AM

    THAT IS GOOD. IT IS ONLY ABOUT ORGANIZING YOURSELVES. TOUCH IT TO FEEL THE PAIN. BIG UP BOYS. SHOW THAT THE BEST NATION HAD STRONG AND BEST LEADERS.

  • emanuel mariki
    May 17, 2013 @ 05:24:38AM

    Don't give up. GOD is with you.

  • sakina
    May 17, 2013 @ 05:01:32AM

    I am grateful to Tanzania for the good decision of sending troops to Congo to save our neighbors' lives, especially children and women. Congratulations Tanzania for good decision.

  • Mtanzania
    May 17, 2013 @ 03:49:36AM

    We need to know that Tanzania is not trying to stabilize peace in the region but looking for economical benefits, they got involved in the fight from the beginning by providing troops and weapons to the late Kabila. They are not trying to legalize their existence in the DRC so that they may have a clean way.

  • balole kema
    May 17, 2013 @ 03:23:47AM

    Let's first look at religious problems before going outside.

  • magai
    May 17, 2013 @ 03:06:58AM

    Keep informing us.

  • Rajab chanzi
    May 16, 2013 @ 03:00:42PM

    Congo's peace is our peace. Forward ever backward never. We, Tanzanians, are liberators of Africa.

  • Dotto
    May 16, 2013 @ 09:29:16AM

    GO GO TPDF!!! Threats can never turn us back, PEACE is a part of our customs now we must maintain it, not only to our home but also to our neighbours. WE MUST REMOVE M23. GOD BLESS AFRICA, GOD BLESS TANZANIA.

  • MICHAEL MASOLE
    May 16, 2013 @ 09:16:26AM

    IT IS OK WHEN NEIGHBOURS ARE NOT SAFE WE ARE ALSO NOT SAFE.

  • chiengi j
    May 16, 2013 @ 06:52:18AM

    I dont support the deployment of tanzania army in DRC, But support affair democratic process in DRC. Let president Kabila retire peacefully and go home like it happens Kenya,Over staying in power is dangerous system of mathematics that involves in looting of public resorces and poor leadership

  • Michael Brian
    May 16, 2013 @ 04:53:15AM

    He who forces things and makes himself a warlord deserves death. We have a reason to beat them, we have a will to beat them and we have the power to beat them. TPDF soldier, never leave anyone behind. More steps ahead to finish M23.

  • Proche
    May 16, 2013 @ 03:33:39AM

    It is OK to help them but they should be serious.

  • kachingwe kaselenge
    May 16, 2013 @ 03:07:18AM

    M23,get it right that the fundamental question is "to be or not to be" You have opted for the wrong alternative between roundtable talks, winning fellow citizens` votes and using the gun barrel. You are not worthy sympathising with. You have only one choice: convince Congolese to vote for you during the demcratic game that MWALIMU NYERERE fought for.

  • Hamadi mdemu
    May 16, 2013 @ 01:27:02AM

    GOD bless Tanzania to be a peaceful country forever and also punish corrupt leaders because they are the ones who can cause these things to happen! Amen.

  • Isaya pauline
    May 15, 2013 @ 04:38:30PM

    Our soldiers, you should be strong. We support you.

  • MODEST JAMES
    May 15, 2013 @ 03:59:54PM

    Our army has got many big projects, besides there is ample natural resources. I don't see any reason to send Battalion 92 to DRC, but I also don't have any doubts as the army-in-chief is himself a commander. So, wish them all the best.

  • kinanja lebulu
    May 15, 2013 @ 06:03:32AM

    By all means, if there is no peace in the region life is miserable not only for Congolese but all regional citizens. We are neighbors and trade partners with DRC. Imagine, if there is no peace there your uncle a manager with cement factory xyz selling tones of cement to DRC will have no income for lost sales. We must restore peace in RDC at all cost for humanitarian and economic grounds. Big up TZ et al.

  • MTONYI SWALEHE FROM DARESSALAAM TANZANIA
    May 15, 2013 @ 02:59:22AM

    WELL DONE TPDF FROM TZ, I THINK EVERY THING CAN BE OK IN DRC, M23 DON‘T TRY TO PLAY WITH TPDF’ WE MAY GET A KILK LIKE CHICKEN.

  • Abdallah
    May 14, 2013 @ 09:27:02PM

    You are going to start a fight, so when you are attacked, defend yourself and don't run away looking for militias.

  • Abdul simbambili
    May 14, 2013 @ 04:12:12PM

    Peace is a basic necessity for every human being, therefore people of DRC deserve peace, and we as their neighbor have to help them in fighting against insurgency so that they would live peacefully and we will be able to work on building Africa.

  • Omary mwakyombe
    May 14, 2013 @ 04:12:11PM

    Why do groups never end in Congo?? Why do these M23 refuse only Tanzania?? I think there is a need to ask ourselves hard questions instead of running to send troops. Another Savimbi is in Congo, only the face has changed and I praise government for showing firmness.

  • Lucky
    May 14, 2013 @ 02:17:17PM

    Why did Makenga and Ntaganda quarrel and where did they get those modern weapons and uniforms? They have turned gun into their capital while their families are living luxuriously. I think if a campaign like that of Sierra Leone on blood diamonds happens, war will be ended.

  • jackson
    May 14, 2013 @ 12:59:29PM

    its ok

  • Rajabu mmbaga
    May 14, 2013 @ 10:34:12AM

    I agree with Tanzanian soldiers very much. Those so-called M23 do surely have no luck. I swear to God, they will every color.

  • Honore Muganda
    May 14, 2013 @ 09:19:45AM

    M23 are showing signs of cowardice. Tanzania should continue to maintain our integrity. People are going on torturing innocent people and it is Tanzania's obligation to save those people as long as UN has given a permission. Let our boys move on and it will be known there. M23 should stop the threats. Otherwise, if they don't want to talk about it on the table, they should quit. Hurray Tanzania!

  • robert george
    May 14, 2013 @ 09:01:04AM

    I love my country Tanzania so much. I pray for our soldiers that they end it safely.

  • Anzuruni B. Malisawa
    May 14, 2013 @ 08:38:51AM

    To all concerned, We thank the Tanzanian parliament and all Tanzanians in general for allowing it to take such a significant decision and send its troops as a part of UN mission in the DRC. M23 threats are just a call from a drowning person. All Congolese people, especially we in the east, are welcoming them wholeheartedly. There is no better neighbor than the one who cares about you when you are in need. Thank you very much all Tanzanians. We believe you will not regret your decision to help us.

  • salum
    May 14, 2013 @ 08:34:03AM

    Intervening to that issue of peace keeping in Rwanda was useful before than to-date. Sending soldiers is not bad but is only if we consider the welfare of our soldiers their families and the benefits we get as a country beyond this issue. Building respect and reputation to the international level does not help our citizens as they suffer from poor health, no sustainable power, no clean water, living with high inflation zone and a big burden of loan and debits from monetary institutions This is baseless, senseless and poor thinking if not misusing of our manpower and resources

  • Emmanuel John
    May 14, 2013 @ 05:15:47AM

    Tanzania must go on helping in diminishing that group as intended by the United Nations. The aim is to bring about harmony and defend peace in Africa and nothing else, as others think.

  • nuran zubail
    May 14, 2013 @ 04:42:07AM

    It would be better if they do what sent them there. The problem is misconduct of their job's rules. They shouldn't divert their mission and start to loot people and rape because soldiers are good at doing those things.

  • hamad
    May 14, 2013 @ 04:38:52AM

    I WISH ALL THE BEST TO OUR BROTHERS WHO ARE IN THE DRC. PERFORM YOUR DUTIES WITH GREAT EFFECTIVENESS AND GOD WILL SAVE YOU FROM ALL PROBLEMS.

  • Garald Norberter
    May 14, 2013 @ 12:59:59AM

    May God protect them so they are able to bring peace to Congo because if your neighbors are in peace, so are you.

  • shabana
    May 14, 2013 @ 12:58:14AM

    I support Tanzania's decision to go to Congo. They shouldn't be afraid. The church must start to pray for them.

  • Nasibu mganga
    May 13, 2013 @ 10:57:09PM

    So sorry for the boys of nations' security. May God help you. Don't give up!

  • Graca Maka
    May 13, 2013 @ 02:48:50PM

    Reliable figures show that since rebel groups entered eastern DRC after the 1994 genocide in Rwanda (when more than 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed), more than 8million people have been killed in the DRC. Do M23 see it right when people are losing their lives in such pace? The money that the UN has used for the soldiers who are looking at those groups killing, raping and looting is so much without having the mandate to intervene and save innocent people. TPDF accomplish your job without listening to M23 who are in the Tanzanian army and some have penetrated even in the State House thus added challenges to your work. Experience on FRELIMO and RENAMO in Mozambique shall guide you to disarm all rebels in eastern DRC.

  • LAURENT
    May 13, 2013 @ 12:47:05PM

    We have the power, we have the will and we have the ability. YES WE CAN, TANZANIA.

  • Laurian
    May 13, 2013 @ 10:42:48AM

    It's up to us to defend ourselves from enemies who uselessly bring destruction to the nation. God has freed us through faith. An enemy of God is our enemy. African countries should stop being power greedy. We should think of where we are coming from, where we are and where we want to go. We should choose strong leaders who believe in humanity and who will bring peace and justice without favoritism. God bless Tanzania, God bless Africa.

  • dauson deus
    May 13, 2013 @ 09:49:24AM

    Our government has no mercy, because everyday they send soldiers. I think this country is still colonized. I am Dauson from Banana.

  • mkemia
    May 13, 2013 @ 05:02:31AM

    All CCM are thieves. They are good for nothing.

  • Yonas Laiser
    May 13, 2013 @ 04:35:07AM

    We don't have to be cowered by baseless threats because Bisimwa's mission is to see DRC unstable. It is not easy for him to believe that Tanzanian soldiers are going to restore peace. Let's continue to help our brothers who live like slaves in their own country....I wish I were a soldier so I could join my fellow countrymen in the mission. I would feel I I have done somthing big in this world even if Bisimwa killed me. .

  • faraji salehe ally
    May 13, 2013 @ 02:55:00AM

    We, Tanzania, should move on and not be threatened. We have the power and the brain. Let's fight, unity is power. I trust our army, I trust my nation. God bless Tanzania, God bless our beloved president Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete.

  • Saidi Y.Sheikh
    May 13, 2013 @ 02:29:59AM

    Peace is very important in the world.

  • ELIUD FELIX
    May 12, 2013 @ 11:24:20AM

    IF M23 KNEW, THEY WOULD HAVE STAYED CALM AND SO PEACE RETURNS IN CONGO BECAUSE THEY CANNOT FIGHT AND BECOME VICTORIOUS AGAINST PEACE-KEEPING FORCES AND GOVERNMENT TROOPS. I ADVISE THEM TO LAY DOWN THEIR WEAPONS AND STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST INNOCENT CONGOLESE, ESPECIALLY WOMEN AND CHILDREN AND SAVE ITS FIGHTERS FROM DEATH, BECAUSE BULLET'S GREETINGS ARE REPLIED BY DEATH OR DISABILITY!!

  • Emmanuel mushi
    May 12, 2013 @ 05:39:04AM

    We, Tanzania, shall not be afraid of M23 threats as cowardice has started to grow among them.

  • Lukman
    May 12, 2013 @ 04:17:45AM

    Please TPDF dont Take yourself as Super army using our national resources to start hostility with neighbours While your citizen live below one meal per day , lot of diseases, poor water supply you should help them in diplomatic advice for solution as we used to do for long time Congo is not Anjuani there are developed countries and multinational companies interest there that they dont want to see peace exist so as to exploit DRC resouces. But if you regard yourself as warrior TIME WILL TELL

  • jackson fredy
    May 12, 2013 @ 04:14:33AM

    i wish peac and love to tanzania

  • Farid Maridadi
    May 12, 2013 @ 04:10:04AM

    Big up TPDF, we pray to God that you emerge victorious but you should also work hard. Tanzanian government let's give TPDF whatever support they need.

  • Farid Said Abdulla
    May 12, 2013 @ 03:56:51AM

    Thank you TPDF. We trust you and don't let us down. Thank you Sabahi for giving us correct information.

  • Jastini Jorned
    May 11, 2013 @ 10:48:00PM

    That group has nothing of theirs

  • magai massau
    May 11, 2013 @ 10:09:35PM

    The objective is to build a peaceful Africa and without removing terrorism, peace isn't attainable. Therefore, our boys should move forward in this decision of finishing M23 rebels. But I am also suspicious of Hon. KAGAME if he is not involved with this of M23.

  • Godfrey
    May 11, 2013 @ 02:56:09PM

    Tanzania, go and save our brothers, Congo.

  • BEVE TINKALIGAILE
    May 11, 2013 @ 02:01:04PM

    It's not necessary that everything done by soldiers is publicized through media, because not all nations would like to see our soldiers be successful. Those who like to be seen as champions could one day shake us. Losing life and being told that you are negligent is just a normal thing. Let's pray that they finish their job peacefully. Amen.

  • jumapilimeshaki
    May 11, 2013 @ 01:29:31PM

    I accept this.

  • selemani malinda
    May 11, 2013 @ 09:24:53AM

    Many congrats for good and breaking news.

  • Iman M. Mwakyeja
    May 11, 2013 @ 08:50:23AM

    Even our God does always like people to live in peace. I personally support the decision by the UN armed forces with Tanzanian soldiers led by General Mwakibolwa. Amen.

  • Mugizi Mugolozi
    May 11, 2013 @ 07:26:23AM

    There is no country that owns M23 army. They are rebels who deserve to be punished as they are killing innocent citizens and raping women. Congrats to Tanzania for that.

  • Juma Athuman
    May 11, 2013 @ 06:25:22AM

    Congratulations Membe for your compassion and sending troops to DRC to save innocent people.

  • Mweha Hamran
    May 11, 2013 @ 05:30:35AM

    Some of us, Tanzanians, should not talk as if we will have peace everyday. There are countries which had peace and lost it, therefore helping others is very important because you don't know when we will be faced with what is facing DRC now. Praised is Tanzania for being touched by our neighbors' problems who are also close relatives to some of Tanzanians.

  • ben
    May 11, 2013 @ 04:51:13AM

    One target, aluta continua. God at the front.

  • Kido Dar.
    May 11, 2013 @ 03:22:50AM

    It is just OK. If possible, all soldiers in Tanzania can go as long as the UN pays for them.

  • jumanne njuze
    May 11, 2013 @ 01:39:58AM

    You know, Tanzania likes to sacrifice itself for outside countries. How it has left its own domestic matters, that is the beginning of terrorism.

  • MSHIKANA THEMBELE
    May 10, 2013 @ 03:45:21PM

    HURRAY TANZANIA. CONGOLESE ARE TIRED OF WARS, NOW IS THE TIME FOR BRINGING PEACE IN THE DRC. I THINK, TANZANIAN ARMY IN COOPERATION WITH CONGOLESE PEOPLE, THEY CAN BRING PEACE IN CONGO. BUT CONGO IS THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY, ONCE YOU ARE THERE, YOU GET TRAPPED.

  • joshua moses
    May 10, 2013 @ 12:54:52PM

    TPDF! be blessed and may God strengthen your way to helping fellow Bantu in DRC.However, Tanzanian boarder with Rwanda and Uganda need a maximum security now.

  • Emanuelmadafa
    May 10, 2013 @ 11:36:25AM

    Tanzania is the only hope for DRC people. We will defeat those murderers and those hungry for power.

  • tumaini sanga
    May 10, 2013 @ 09:21:41AM

    Oh Tanzania, remove a beam from your eye and then remove the speck from your neighbor's.

  • David Shayo
    May 10, 2013 @ 08:16:37AM

    It is OK, but we should not do business as usual as said by Minister Membe, that it is natural for threats to be issued. We should not get used to those threats given by rebels (fighters) and believing it is natural as said by Membe. We should rather prepare ourselves with the best defense all the time as even those incidents happening in Tanzania now are totally endangering our peace. Therefore we are not supposed to do business as usual, but we have to understand and analyze every statement issued by any person, be it rebel (M23) or even a native, because they both do have implications to all citizens. We should build a capacity of moving further and deeper than what we see and hear, because anyone who issues threats is intending to do something. I urge that we stop making baseless arguments. Securing the country in and outside borders should be given priority and also all Tanzanians should be educated through media that defense and security is everyone's obligations. That includes passing information about all incidents that threatens peace to the security forces without delay (within 24 hours).

  • John P. Kaduy
    May 10, 2013 @ 06:46:16AM

    Move on Tanzania and restore peace dont listen to M23 threats. Songa mbele

  • Ezekiel Madindula
    May 10, 2013 @ 05:47:57AM

    That is a HOOLIGANS' GROUP (M23), therefore our government is doing right to go to help people.

  • Jonas Mugendi
    May 10, 2013 @ 04:41:55AM

    M23 should not run to issue threats. They should agree to sit for talks with Kinshasa government in order to end their differences.

  • petro nyankoi
    May 10, 2013 @ 03:50:03AM

    Fights should go on as they intended to support Congo.

  • Odilo
    May 10, 2013 @ 03:18:28AM

    In this article, I think M23 are trying to show their cowardice orally. A true soldier cannot display his tactics. We as Tanzanians, are a silent bull. If he thinks his threats bear any value, let him ask the Portuguese in Mozambique. Or if he doesn't know, let him look for the late Gaddafi who tried to announce 48 hours for Mwalimu to have our soldiers withdrawn from Uganda so that Idi Amin wouldn't be punished for his sins. Let him try if he want to see the fire.

  • Baraka
    May 10, 2013 @ 03:07:55AM

    UN gate ready

  • JOSEPHAT GOWELE
    May 10, 2013 @ 02:09:08AM

    IT IS A GOOD THING TO OFFER YOUR NEIGHBOR PEACE SO AS TO HAVE PEACE AT YOUR HOME.

  • Taitas Maurus
    May 10, 2013 @ 12:49:55AM

    M23 are somehow fit, so our soldiers should be well prepared and our borders well protected, because anything can happen. When you have an enemy, you should be constantly be on alert. M23 have been in the war for many years, they can also join other groups across DRC and other neighboring countries.

  • Dotto
    May 9, 2013 @ 05:23:52PM

    Am so afraid?

  • moi
    May 9, 2013 @ 01:33:20PM

    While bombs are finishing us, but we pretend to help others. Pity on you, intellectuals, who still have brains similar to MANGUNGO.

  • mandela charles mwambalaswa
    May 9, 2013 @ 11:53:01AM

    We are very grateful to our Tanzanian army who commit themselves courageously to support Congo. May God protect them and be with them.

  • Chikombile
    May 9, 2013 @ 11:34:46AM

    Congo question is a nightmare to Africa, why; because it has got huge wealth in the world. For this, I don't see if there will be any African leader who can rule this country. Its huge areas, full of poverty in the middle of ample wealth. Remember, Tanzania will be similar to those countries such as Uganda, Rwanda,Zimbabwe, Angola ... and many others which were exploited in this hole. It came a time when Ugandans started to fight people from Rwanda on other people's land!!!!! All because of wealth!!!! Let's first ask ourselves before jumping into the HOLE, why does the war in southern Congo NEVER END?????

  • baraka batholomayo kitandu
    May 9, 2013 @ 10:58:00AM

    That is our obligation to support our fellow Africans. I am sure our Tanzanian soldiers we can do it with great effectiveness. I know they are superb.

  • masomo yetu
    May 9, 2013 @ 09:39:58AM

    Forward ever, backward never. M23 should understand what has happened to their rude mates such as Barcar, Portuguese, apartheid leaders of South Africa, Idd Amin and other stupids. TPDF is not threatened. It has enough power and expertise. Viva Tanzania, Viva Africa!!

  • nimla fransis
    May 9, 2013 @ 09:00:56AM

    Tanzania has entered new record which was not expected by anyone that this could happen at Olasiti under such tragic situation. It has made Tanzanians, especially Arusha residents and Christians lose faith that their places of worship are never safe. The question is: why those attacks are occurring mostly against Catholic Church and now it has been a series, especially if you relate them to those incidents in Zanzibar? I would like to warn Tanzanian police. I and those who follow up things that happen, know that our force has been left behind the current situations. I am one among those people who are not satisfied with Tanzanian police operations. Our police officers are more looking at their personal gains than national interests. They are more competing in building houses and buying cars than fulfilling their obligation of protecting citizens and their property. Police officers are the ones who lead foreigners to turn Tanzania into their escape point and commit crime.

  • mwivano
    May 9, 2013 @ 07:20:09AM

    We, Tanzanians, should pray for our M23 brothers to change their standpoint and join their fellows and be united.

  • Godlisten ngowo
    May 9, 2013 @ 07:18:50AM

    It's important to support those who are not rebels.

  • seiffu am
    May 9, 2013 @ 07:06:35AM

    Somalis should be made to sit down and then educated. Work hard.

  • Dotto Joseph
    May 9, 2013 @ 03:01:13AM

    That is why it is better if regional administrations' presidents are invited so as to show strong solidarity in their operations or in leadership in general.

  • Junior Johns
    May 8, 2013 @ 01:54:46PM

    Beat, kill those crazy M23. Keep up TPDF!!!

  • Figen E, Mpongo
    May 8, 2013 @ 12:06:16PM

    I am worried with the move by Tanzania to intervene in the Congolese conflict, especially when Tanzania is working closely with the American, who (being in a deep thinking on how to save his economy and pay his debts after getting himself involving in wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and in many other places), he doesn't have any mercy to PEACE (Humanity and Economy) OF AFRICANS. I would ask Tanzania, if it intervenes, it should do so with HUMILITY and DISCIPLINE. It shouldn't be a cause of destroying our good relationship with Congolese.

  • OMWAMI KABULA
    May 8, 2013 @ 09:35:19AM

    TANZANIA HAS TO LEARN MATTERS OF PRIORITY. WE, TANZANIANS, HAVE MANY PROBLEMS. WAR IS NOT A LELEMAMA DANCE. YOU MIGHT THINK THAT YOU WILL BE A VICTOR, BUT YOU END UP ASKING YOURSELF WHY YOU WENT TO IT. LET'S LEAVE CONGOLESE ISSUES TO CONGOLESE PEOPLE THEMSELVES. IT IS SIMILAR TO CHOOSING A PRESIDENT FOR CONGOLESE. MORE THAN HALF OF CITIZENS DO NOT LIKE THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION AND ARE SUPPORTING M23. WE SHOULDN'T LIKE TO INTERFERE OTHER COUNTRIES' DOMESTIC AFFAIRS. MALI IS AN EXAMPLE, IT MADE THE FORMER COLONIAL MASTER TO WAGE THE WAR. IF CONGOLESE ARE TIRED OF THE CURRENT LEADERSHIP, WHY DOES TANZANIA INTERVENE?

  • semsa
    May 8, 2013 @ 07:14:08AM

    Let's leave those things. The time to fight is over, let's think about the economy.

  • william musabi
    May 8, 2013 @ 05:01:15AM

    These M23 rebels are being incited or given weapons by foreign countries that makes them to be rude of deciding to kill innocent people and then coming to take DRC natural resources. They should be supported militarily.

  • festo matongo
    May 8, 2013 @ 01:20:56AM

    Where is the African army?

  • TEOPHIL
    May 7, 2013 @ 05:00:40PM

    membe go on dont afraid those recruits

  • samwel ng"wamkai
    May 7, 2013 @ 12:59:53PM

    Tanzanians, we should be careful

  • jipe sanga
    May 7, 2013 @ 12:33:58PM

    We don't want tragedies. It is is a very good thing for Tanzanians to help other countries like Congo.

  • Abedi
    May 7, 2013 @ 10:24:29AM

    Our states should be careful with outside supports it is what kills us because arms are passing through that channel going inland to support rebellions. Where do the Congomen get arms? Why not encircled ambushed and locking incoming arms?

  • kaka mkubwa
    May 7, 2013 @ 09:09:12AM

    Damn them all M23. If you kill with sword, you will be killed by sword.... People's Force, beat those M23 faster, then come back to me I will tell you what to do here in Tanzania, because this corruption is too bad...the traffic jam doesn't move, poverty is threatening, everything is privatized. People's Force, look at your uniforms carefully if they don't have South Africans apartheid NGO emblem? Membe and JK, you should remember to help your citizens and not only foreign countries. You forget that we have huge problems at home. And you should also know that, the reign of THIS PARTY is over due to these problems that are facing Tanzanians.

  • HASSAN MUSSA ZANZIBAR
    May 7, 2013 @ 05:20:31AM

    THAT IS A STAND. DESTROY THE ENEMY.

  • Mhando Abel
    May 7, 2013 @ 03:54:59AM

    We are tired of Congo's and Somalia's stories. I think now reconciliation might be achieved in both countries. Even the people of those regions will be happy after the reconciliation is achieved. God help them to achieve it.

  • alex
    May 7, 2013 @ 03:53:52AM

    WHY WE, TANZANIANS, LIKE TO USE FOUNDING FATHER AS A WAY TO KEEP HIS LEGACY? FOR WHOSE BENEFITS WE ENTER DRC? WHO IS PAYING FOR OUR SOLDIERS EXPENSES? WHY AREN'T WE TANZANIANS TOLD? CAN OUR SOLDIERS' LIVES BE COMPARED TO OUR FRIENDSHIP WITH KABILA? THE COMOROS IS A GOOD EXAMPLE. THE CONFLICT IS STILL THERE UP TO NOW. LET'S STOP POLITICS. DOMESTIC QUARRELS ARE ENDED BY THE INSIDERS, NOT BY A NEIGHBOR: WE DON'T HAVE TO START LOOKING FOR ENEMIES: WE ARE STILL NOT FINISHED WITH MALAWI, NOW WE START WITH DRC. IT'S BETTER TO DEAL WITH PUBLIC ISSUES. Think of petrol, diesel and kerosene, all are at high prices, same with electricity, water and cooking oil, housing, rice and don't mention meat. In churches, they ask for only notes, dowry is also a disaster, school fee is similar to buying a school, transport fees is a catastrophe and each month you need to pay for TV. Now war in the DRC, all the burden on a Tanzanian's shoulder. Is this a better life for a Tanzanian? Where are you taking us?

  • WILLIAM TARABA
    May 7, 2013 @ 02:56:43AM

    I AM THANKFUL FOR THE RESOLUTION BY PRESIDENT JAKAYA KIKWETE'S GOVERNMENT WHOSE AIM IS TO SAVE INNOCENT PEOPLE AND RESTORE PEACE. WELL DONE MINISTER MEMBE...

  • aliseif
    May 7, 2013 @ 02:00:18AM

    Tz I like it, good. Go on

  • Japhary
    May 7, 2013 @ 01:01:32AM

    I don't see the point for M23 to say that they respect the late Julius Nyerere while are angering GOD by killing innocent children, women and other people.

  • JOHN NGOWI
    May 6, 2013 @ 05:54:28PM

    Tanzania is having problems sending troops to foreign lands to others, we citizens keep on living losing confidence...

  • nassary elirehema
    May 6, 2013 @ 03:46:17PM

    It will be shameful if Tanzania sends our soldiers back because of M23 threats. Let's join our Mozambican, Malawi and South African brothers to restore peace to the DRC people.

  • MW.STEVEN E.CHALLE
    May 6, 2013 @ 02:06:43PM

    Tanzanian soldiers should be strong because those killed in Congo are our relatives. Go and restore peace, God will fight for you. M23 respect Nyerere, they also respect life with love, brotherhood and peace, which Nyerere lived and fought for. Justice to all Africans.

  • denis bongole
    May 6, 2013 @ 08:43:08AM

    Stop those things. We should first build Tanzania. It's shameful that you failed in internal security and you insist on going to DRC. Yesterday it happened in Arusha. Lets leave alone other religious leaders who were attacked in previous months. And then all of you who coordinate the plan to go to DRC are politicians led by Membe. Here, I fail to understand you. You are sure of security and peace for your wives, children and even relatives, even if the M23 will turn to Tanzania. You know you have money from allowances and corruption which you been unable to control. What about us, who have no parliamentarians or brothers in the government and depend only on God for our protection? Serving 800 soldiers is not easy. Why don't you use that money to provide free water service, good education and maintaining peace in Tanzania? I know you feel yourself rude, so you will ignore this, but I have to warn you: INTERNATIONAL LAWS DON'T ALLOW A COUNTRY WHICH IS NEIGHBORING A COUNTRY THAT HAS CONFLICT. WHY IS TANZANIA IN SUCH A HURRY?

  • justine lukwele
    May 6, 2013 @ 05:56:10AM

    AFRICA belongs to AFRICANS and the obligation to defend it belongs to all. Congratulations to our beloved minister MEMBE and other actors for seeing this. I am by your side as a Tanzanian who has deep pain of our brother JOSEPH KABILA.

  • Saida
    May 6, 2013 @ 02:51:45AM

    Will be better if Tanzania settle down and sort out his own problems first. poor medical service, poor education, high level of unemployed, poor roads, high rate of corruption....then why wasting money for war fund and time wasting....inashangaza

  • william joho
    May 6, 2013 @ 02:06:56AM

    As a Tanzanian, Tanzania should not turn back.

  • titi
    May 5, 2013 @ 11:32:58PM

    Go Tz , go!!!!! Go and be sure to fight those rebels and their supporters. God is on your side!

  • rashid mnenje
    May 5, 2013 @ 12:22:06PM

    M23, your words are those of a drowning person, who never stops to fight. You will learn a lesson. You will love TDPF.

  • EPHRAIM KIKULWE
    May 5, 2013 @ 09:01:40AM

    BIG UP MY MINISTER BERNNARD MEMBE TO ALLOW OUR SOLDIERS TO SAVE INNOCENT PEOPLE

  • sebastian jokimu
    May 5, 2013 @ 04:10:52AM

    Why does Congo seem to be faced with rebellion every now and then? It should be noticed here that Congo is taken as a country with full of resources. Many conflicts in African countries occur because of the ways of benefiting from the existing wealth. What is required in DRC is for the Congolese to agree on how to rebuild their nation. Congo seems to have many friends but who don't want to solve the conflict properly.

  • john
    May 5, 2013 @ 02:32:51AM

    And whats the interest when it comes to national benefits?we have much concerned angles impacting east africa like somali and africas horn where pirates makes our sailings hard,imports rises in price,let congo be not in personal great interest which are unknpwn to ground base civilians.

  • Danny Richard
    May 4, 2013 @ 10:57:57PM

    M23, I am not in the game as I am myself a foreigner in Tanzania. After having left, bomb them too especially those CCM members. I am out of it. M23, one's right won't go in vain, it might only be delayed.

  • william t laizer
    May 4, 2013 @ 03:51:44PM

    Very good. All the best JK.

  • mwanaharakati
    May 4, 2013 @ 03:39:08PM

    We have to be very serious with this matter. it is possible countries like Rwanda is also supporting M23. That means they can be provided with weapons and other supports.

  • Bro Alex
    May 4, 2013 @ 03:29:49PM

    M23 just want to eat. I would advise them that the way they use is not right. They should political means, that is to say M23 should be a political party and not the way it is known now as a M23 REBEL GROUP.

  • mkali
    May 4, 2013 @ 02:52:57PM

    its better to send the troop at DRC because that situation can cause the problen to Tanzania

  • njovu
    May 4, 2013 @ 01:42:15PM

    Tanzania go and help people of DRC they are dying.

  • GodJay
    May 4, 2013 @ 11:52:54AM

    Those are Frog's cries...!!! Government, send fighters from National Service to teach those M23 how to live in peace.

  • GodJay Maziba
    May 4, 2013 @ 11:29:58AM

    The One Who is Drowning, Doesn't Stop to Fight for His Life. Those are just Defense Mechanism Statements. Government Should Support Our Colleagues. I Am Sure the Whole of DRC, even the M23, Are Not Capable of Fighting Against Tanzania, Even If They Stand Together. Tanzania, Bombs Have Stayed So Long Without Being Used. Go And Use Them on M23 If They Will Show Rudeness, So They Will Not Explode Again.

  • Thomas Haule
    May 4, 2013 @ 08:52:25AM

    Mwalimu J. K. left us a will in his faith that Tanzania freedom won't be complete if there are still African countries that are oppressed by imperialists and their puppets. To have peace and freedom, Tanzania must ensure that peace is achieved in the DRC. That was what we promised since Independence Day, 9th December 1961, and was applied in Mozambique, Angola, Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa, Uganda, Seychelles and recently in the Comoros. M23 should wait to be disintegrated in a few days time.

  • sweetbert
    May 4, 2013 @ 06:12:26AM

    Keep on playing with Tanzania, Betina (M23 doesn't count there)

  • Hussein
    May 4, 2013 @ 01:56:17AM

    I don't see reasons for Tanzania to intervene militarily in Congo as we have many problems facing our country. We have to be careful so we don't end up like our neighbors KENYA.

  • lucas mgaya
    May 4, 2013 @ 01:45:28AM

    lets help our friend DRC KONGO they are our friend since PATRICE LUMUMBA the former prime minister of Zaire, so it is our duty to to protect KIVU people, KAGAME and MUSEVEN they have already denied that, they are not sponsoring M23 so, we will not be in conflict with our friend EAST AFRICAN Presidents as well as Citizens of East African Countries

  • Issaya Rutta
    May 3, 2013 @ 10:24:46PM

    I like it

  • juma mohamed tabora
    May 3, 2013 @ 04:50:30PM

    THIS ARTICLE IS GOOD. The basic thing is to go with discipline.

  • shaaban masoud shaaban
    May 3, 2013 @ 11:40:06AM

    Let us, Tanzanians, teach a lesson to those M23 rebels, as they were used to being spoilt.

  • Lugy watson
    May 3, 2013 @ 10:07:53AM

    Our situation in Tanzania is not good, especially our economy. Therefore, intervening in Congo's conflict might lead to chaos in our country. We should not say, they are just empty threats, sometimes it might happen and we will go down deeply. We are required to fight our poverty and not intervening in other people's business.

  • mseti junior
    May 3, 2013 @ 06:29:53AM

    Tanzanian soldiers have sufficient training on jungle warfare. Desert or semi-desert war is theirs. If they have guerrilla war trainings, let them go.

  • Rashid Kazumba
    May 3, 2013 @ 05:33:05AM

    FIRST, I HAVE JOYFULLY RECEIVED THIS NEWS OF TPDF GOING TO DRC, I EVEN THINK WE HAVE BEEN LATE. ONLY IF YOU KNEW WHAT BARBARIANISM THESE DOGS M23 WERE DOING IN CONGO AGAINST CHILDREN AND WOMEN, WE WOULD SAY OUR SOLDIERS SHOULD LEAVE NOW AND GO TO FINISH THIS PROBLEM. OUR TPDF IS BIG, STRONG, WELL DISCIPLINED AND MOST MODERN IN PART OF AFRICA AT THIS MOMENT. PLEASE HONORABLE MEMBE, SEND THE BOYS TO ACCOMPLISH THE JOB, THERE IS NO RETREAT. (CROCODILE CATCHES WHATEVER STANDS ON ITS WAY, BUT HIPPOPOTAMUS LET IT AWAY). SO, DON'T FEAR ANY THREATS FROM THESE DOGS M23. WE ARE TIRED OF BEING IN REFUGEE CAMPS IN TANZANIA: SOMALIS, ETHIOPIANS, ERITREANS, KENYANS, RUNDIS, UGANDANS, MOZAMBICANS, CONGOLESE, RWANDAN, ALL OF THEM ARE FULL IN TANZANIA TO SAVE THEIR LIVES. NO, THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. PRESIDENT JAKAYA KIKWETE AND HONORABLE MEMBE SEND TPDF TO CONGO TO ACCOMPLISH THE JOB AND THE WORLD SHALL ACKNOWLEDGE YOU. AND FROM CONGO, WE PASS THROUGH MALAWI IF THEY STILL KEEP UP WITH THEIR PREJUDICE.

  • JUMA KASHINDI
    May 3, 2013 @ 03:31:54AM

    In my view, the Tanzanian army must employ more youths so as to be able to fight better.

  • patrick leonard mutalemwa
    May 3, 2013 @ 03:27:16AM

    We are all supposed to ask ourselves: why are M23 fighting? After knowing that, which ways should be used before fighting, because war is costly and we lost innocent lives. M23 chief, General Makenga, says he is fighting to save his fellow Congolese and some of the Congolese are supporting him so that they will be liberated. That is why I have advised that wisdom would have better used to save Congolese lives. And on the move by Tanzania to send its troops there, when you read the statement from Colonel Kapambala Ngawe from Tanzania, you see that he is not ready to fight but only to save Congolese lives. So, I think it is better if an alternative way is taken instead of fighting. And about our fellow Tanzanians: brothers, sisters, uncles, fathers, mothers, etc, I mean soldiers, we in Tanzania tend to help others many times with a big number of soldiers. Surprisingly, when going to the mission, the security department tells us the number, but when the job is over, we are not told how many have returned home! I still advise, no one who doesn't like Tanzanian army, but we should not lose our soldiers whereby talks are possible. I am happy with Colonel Kapambala's message: Tanzania is not going to kill Congolese, but we are going to save them. Thank you all.

  • Kigo
    May 3, 2013 @ 03:18:09AM

    We feel proud as Tanzanians when seeing that at least the government has been able to stand for this vital issue. I call for the TPDF to fight those people mercilessly, and clear all eastern Congo for the security of our borders and also for enabling many trade opportunities...

  • ismael
    May 3, 2013 @ 03:01:21AM

    These soldiers should have been merged with Rwandan and Ugandan troops because they know the exact problem in eastern DRC is how these rebels get their weapons. Congo is too big. It is equal to all western European countries combined together. It must be divided into four parts and each part has its semi-autonomy and its governor and then it should be called the Federation of Congo.

  • lwitiko
    May 2, 2013 @ 07:22:06PM

    We want to here peace in CONGO M23 should laylow and UN take charge of the area

  • Momanyi Cosmas
    May 2, 2013 @ 05:30:17PM

    Tanzania go ahead and help our brothers in congo to have even asecond of peace.determination is what will bring everything straight.When Kenya went to somalia many criticised the move but you can see what it has brought.Somalians now they have acountry to call home.i endorse the operation but it should be done in the best way to avoid back fire since one of the contributers said that the m23 are backed up by one country from the E.A.C block.if @all those allegations are true then it wrong since the people who are suffering are the innocent ones.

  • CONDRADA ILDEPHONC
    May 2, 2013 @ 01:22:09PM

    GOD SHALL HELP THEM. WE LIKE PEACE AND I BELIEVE GOD IS WITH US.

  • bidyaugumye
    May 2, 2013 @ 01:09:36PM

    Helping is good but I would ask Tanzania to help them in diplomatic ways instead of military intervention, because war has its costs. We can lose our soldiers. Western countries do not intervene in conflicts without considering their interests first. What interests are there in DRC for Tanzania?

  • THE ANALIST
    May 2, 2013 @ 12:23:51PM

    The OPS has been financially assisted by UNO. We poor country are being temped by the aid provided.If they real care about Human beings they should take man power from Super power Nations.They will try to save people but other they are after minerals

  • OBIRI DANIEL
    May 2, 2013 @ 12:23:36PM

    Let the M23 go to hell do they think Kenyans we are cowards like them. we have emerged the winners. Tanzania will emerge as conquerors.

  • mike fundikira
    May 2, 2013 @ 10:20:17AM

    Tanzania should not be cowerd by rebels' threats. We want peace, not violence. Go on, Jakaya.

  • yuda joseph mnganya
    May 2, 2013 @ 08:03:23AM

    It would be better if Tanzania stays alert in that issue.

  • mwageni
    May 2, 2013 @ 05:45:23AM

    we want peace in congolese.

  • hassan ally
    May 2, 2013 @ 01:48:05AM

    First, I would like to praise Bisimwa for acknowledging and respecting our late founding father, but he should also know that most often our founding father helped many African countries to get their independence in a peaceful manner. Why don't M23 follow those principles so that killings, rape and other similar things could stop in eastern Congo? We have every reason to defend life against any sort of humiliation not only in our nation but also to our brothers and sisters. I support Tanzania 100% for sending its troops to eastern Congo for a peacekeeping mission, because those who suffer are just humans like us.

  • chrisent
    May 1, 2013 @ 10:19:40AM

    Peace is vital to our life. It is legal for Tanzanian soldiers to help the Congolese restore peace to their home.

  • mtuhumiwa
    May 1, 2013 @ 08:50:15AM

    TPDF are doing a great job in their military exercise to secure our borders, because soldiers get the chance to prepare for securing our borders, and by going to the DRC, it is a lesson to the neighbors that Tanzania is not a country to play with.

  • IBRAAHIN ROBAT
    May 1, 2013 @ 04:16:06AM

    HI iwoud like to say tanzania stay away enterfering DRC please look what is happing in Kenya after crosi

  • Mariam Mwinyi
    April 30, 2013 @ 04:29:19PM

    It is a high time now the congolese settle down and develop their country, they are having a huge stock of wealth. they have to know that they are divided and smooth ruled while they are busy in the forest fighting among themselves,sexctually harrasing women, displacing their family and relatives, someone is busy stealling their wealthy.

  • Mtyangimbole
    April 30, 2013 @ 09:58:13AM

    Teh Teh Teh..... How my country Tanzania likes to show off after being praised in former times for being in frontline in liberation struggle against imperialists while the nation was itself in destruction due to poverty and hunger...This is not a game!

  • Mosses Mziray
    April 30, 2013 @ 08:59:36AM

    The question of Tanzania joining South African and Mozambican troops in fulfilling a resolution by United Nation Security Council on peace keeping mission in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo is very important and a basic one! But it needs a precaution. M23 fighters belong to President Kagame who is, on one side, one of the East African Community members, and on the other, a part of the troops waging war in the eastern DRC. My question is: how can Tanzania fight against Kagame's soldiers (M23) while he is one among us in the East African member states? Another interpretation of Tanzania military intervention in the eastern DRC, is that it is waging war against the rebels of our friend! Here another question comes: Don't we, Tanzanians, see that we are starting hostility with our friends from Rwanda? In my opinion, instead of intervening militarily in the eastern DRC, it would have been better when we, Tanzanians, led peace talks that involve President Kagame of Rwanda, Museveni of Uganda and Joseph Kabila of DRC presided by Honorable Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete in searching for a long lasting solution. That is my opinion.

  • Maliki Zahabu
    April 30, 2013 @ 07:52:26AM

    Since Tanzania is a land of peace and known all over the world, it is our obligation to hate those who are doing barbaric things for killing innocent people. I beg the government not to give up in this humanitarian issue.

  • stephen shemtoi
    April 30, 2013 @ 07:48:07AM

    We are just keen on fighting and that's why we insist on the war, whereas ours are beyond us, we are running our extinguisher the fire of others.

  • Agaba Nelson
    April 30, 2013 @ 05:28:38AM

    Please let us exercise our forieghn policy as Tanzanians like Kenyans who helped Somalians in getting peace.Let the boys go and work on M23

  • ISAACK MAKOMBE
    April 30, 2013 @ 04:17:23AM

    Good job of informing. Keep it up!

  • Pasaka Nicholas
    April 30, 2013 @ 03:48:49AM

    We, in Africa, must stop being ignorant! Our leaders are still lying to us and continue the colonization in the continent and yet some people are supporting that ignorance without knowing what they support! Proper solution for the countries in conflict won't be achieved through sending troops, but through talks. I say, no to war, no to crime in Africa! I propose Africans to rise and say no to colonialism!

  • Kifaru
    April 30, 2013 @ 01:39:11AM

    Go and do the job, boys. We are used to threats

  • elikana
    April 29, 2013 @ 08:10:00PM

    do not do tha again

  • tumbu innocent
    April 29, 2013 @ 02:53:53PM

    That is good for the tanzanian government intervention in Drc to save children and innocent. People

  • PRAYGOD MNZAVA
    April 29, 2013 @ 09:28:18AM

    Tanzanian government must be using sufficient wisdom in interfering other countries' affairs. It should have first called M23 to Dar es Salaam for talks and give them ultimatum that failing to implement peace agreements would have led Tanzania to interfere. However, M23 know well that Tanzania has never failed wherever it intervened, so they better surrender earlier to avoid wasting time.

  • eugene gallet
    April 29, 2013 @ 08:39:53AM

    Our soldiers should not go for the following reasons: 1. our economic situation is worse than DRC 2. We should learn what we get from taking part in liberating southern Africa at that time? 3. Adding enemies

  • Saidi
    April 29, 2013 @ 02:01:51AM

    Nothing is easy under the sun and disaster is only finished by another disaster. Move on JWTZ, there is no going back

  • Mika
    April 29, 2013 @ 12:59:12AM

    Bisimwa is just a coward. He has failed even before starting the fight.

  • Pazi Mazongera
    April 29, 2013 @ 12:24:59AM

    To restore peace is important role done by Tanzania but its maintanance should be done by M23 and all Congolese. Are we sure?do they need peace?any way, let us play our part it can be done.

  • mohamed salah
    April 28, 2013 @ 08:02:39PM

    @ imagine your family was in congo eastern congo and the rebel attack ur family and then say tanzania should not interfire other people problems

  • liberatus
    April 28, 2013 @ 03:37:55PM

    First, there is stability in Tanzania and not peace. Tanzanian government should make peace in Tanzania and then it can go to spread peace in Africa.

  • dan
    April 28, 2013 @ 11:14:15AM

    It is better if the Tanzanian army goes there with great care. M23 have got their relatives in the Congolese army, so whatever planned by the army, M23 get all information from the soldiers who are not trustworthy. What is now to be done is fighting M23 mercilessly. What do they need? They should not threaten us. Tanzanian army should use normal citizens for gathering information regarding M23 as it was with the troublesome Uamsho in Zanzibar.

  • Seamen nyoni
    April 28, 2013 @ 10:12:52AM

    M23 should be fought because they don't behave themselves. If they want war, they should fight against great capitalists who divide Congo. You kill your brother while Chinese, Americans, British, French, Russians are exploiting us by force? M23 think twice, stop those troubles. Congo has everything you need. Unite against neocolonialism. Let us make a United Nation of Africa and fight against them, not among ourselves.

  • MACK STEPHANO
    April 28, 2013 @ 09:59:13AM

    I DON'T SEE ANY REASON FOR SENDING TROOPS WHILE PEOPLE ARE DEMANDING THEIR RIGHTS.

  • jongo
    April 28, 2013 @ 09:04:13AM

    The article is good.

  • Zacharia kumalija
    April 28, 2013 @ 08:49:24AM

    Good article, but at the beginning the author has said: "Tanzania will not turn back", but when he started his statement, he used the word ''Dar es Salaam has said", instead of Tanzania as the headline is: is Dar es Salaam Tanzania? We should use our Swahili better so as to be accepted internationally. Thank you.

  • mohamed yahaya hussein
    April 28, 2013 @ 06:23:53AM

    When it comes to the army, Tanzania is good. I think M23 knows that too, and that's why they are afraid of it. But our leaders should come with 'life for normal Tanzanians has become worse because of going to disarm M23 in Congo' since our leaders are good in scapegoat.

  • Geofrey
    April 28, 2013 @ 04:59:35AM

    Let's ask ourselves: what will we get from Congo? We have failed to settle our differences with Malawi peacefully and now we use this easy way to please foreign nations.

  • kassim mvuni
    April 28, 2013 @ 04:13:51AM

    Kassim Mvungi from Arusha, Tanzania. DRC, we are with you to the end.

  • NURDIN LICHINGA
    April 28, 2013 @ 03:35:36AM

    They send our army to the DRC, have they thought of its affects? You interfere in other people's business, what if they turn against you, who will you blame? Where do we go Tanzania, while we have failed in ours?

  • Malik Sinare
    April 28, 2013 @ 03:26:35AM

    Tanzania shall never turn back on its commitment to handle the Kigali's and Uganda's stooges, M23. They want to rule and own everything. To them, others know nothing and are just bastards. The group and other rebels who don't care about other people's interests and that of the neighboring countries should be stopped.

  • Edward mwakanyika
    April 28, 2013 @ 03:11:21AM

    In one of Mwalimu Nyerere's statements, he said: you cannot sleep peacefully in a house whose one room is collapsing. Therefore, as Tanzanians and Africans in general, we have no alternative other than helping Congo, be it by negotiations or by sending our troops.

  • Mubaraka madiwa
    April 28, 2013 @ 01:54:52AM

    My trust in Tanzanian army is right. As a peaceful nation, we cannot see others being humiliated and stay silent. (Forward ever, their threats don't take us back).

  • Maposhoko Semboja
    April 27, 2013 @ 07:19:53PM

    i dont think that there is any strong n clear reasons for Tz to entervain congo conflicts n send the troops.its important for the GOVMNT to concetrate on solving our probems within coz we dont gain anything rather than loosing man power,money and time."every bodys bness is nobodys bness"

  • hudson
    April 27, 2013 @ 06:17:52PM

    I wish all the best and health to all peacekeeping soldiers. May God be ahead of you. Go and reform Congo. We are waiting for you at home, Tanzania, an island of peace.

  • Kimulika PJ Galikunga
    April 27, 2013 @ 03:17:22PM

    It is right for Tanzania to send our troops to DRC to stop rebels strengthening themselves and finally add an influx of refugees coming to our country or even the M23 rebels fleeing to our country as they run away from war in their country.

  • john kimaro
    April 27, 2013 @ 02:47:55PM

    thats great to tanzania shows that were real helper for others started from mwl julius nyerere

  • MAGANGA ONGALA
    April 27, 2013 @ 01:57:40PM

    If M23 revere the LATE MWALIMU NYERERE, then they should lay down their weapons before TANZANIAN SOLDIERS ARRIVE THERE TO SAVE THE INNOCENT

  • huseni
    April 27, 2013 @ 12:21:12PM

    Good article and open for every one to understand.

  • jazzy
    April 27, 2013 @ 09:48:17AM

    all the best..............

  • gwikoze gastor david
    April 27, 2013 @ 09:47:59AM

    No one can predict the end of this situation. We are just hoping.

  • ELIFASI F NGOWO
    April 27, 2013 @ 06:02:53AM

    WE SHOULD LEAVE CONGO ALONE AND CLEAN OURSELVES FIRST. INSTEAD OF DOING OUR THINGS, WE ARE LOOKING AT CONGO'S PEACE. WHAT ABOUT TANZANIA'S? WITH THE INCIDENTS HAPPENING NOW IN TANZANIA - SOME ARE BEING KIDNAPPED AND SOME HAVE THEIR LIVES THREATENED, HOW COULD YOU SAY THERE IS PEACE? WE SHOULDN'T PRETEND THAT WE DO NOT SEE WHILE THINGS ARE OPEN. WE PRETEND TO BE DEAF, WHILE WE HEAR. WE HAVE TO ACCEPT CRITICISM WHEN WE ERR AND CORRECT OURSELVES. BUT WE DON'T WANT TO BE CRITICIZED. HOW WILL WE CORRECT OURSELVES WHEN WE DON'T ACCEPT THE TRUTH,

  • Kiyungi Twalib
    April 27, 2013 @ 05:09:37AM

    It is better to be serious especially when conflicts occur in neighboring countries, but I would like to alert the Tanzanian government that it is wiser to deal with our domestic issues than interfering into other countries' conflicts. I think we still see the aftermath of Idi Amin's war.

  • Liberat urio
    April 27, 2013 @ 04:52:03AM

    Tanzania has acted very late. It had to do this earlier. I don't doubt JWTZ, it can surely do this job. I trust the Tanzanian military technical department. Tanzanians, you don't have to worry. Wait and you will have the job done by your boys. Our colleagues in Congo are tired in every way.

  • leonard
    April 27, 2013 @ 03:53:10AM

    It's important to help in fighting for people's rights if you have that chance. Tanzanians, you are right. Do that operation quickly before it is too late.

  • Geofrey Mkumbwa
    April 26, 2013 @ 04:17:32PM

    Tanzania should focus on protecting our borders. Fighting M23 will make citizens living in fear because rebels have a tendency of taking revenge anywhere they find suitable.

  • Deograsias Abby Nindi
    April 26, 2013 @ 03:51:10PM

    It is logically OK, but it is now too early for the Tanzanian government to send our troops to DRC, because we still have many things to do to our citizens before and instead of going to help a neighbor (health, education, water, infrastructure, etc).

  • Lukuba Sweya
    April 26, 2013 @ 01:56:19PM

    I think this is a serious matte; Tanzania needs to understand the enemies who would cross boarders to harm inocent residents within the country; the likes of DRC and Malawi pose great threats to our people

  • ally
    April 26, 2013 @ 11:48:49AM

    We cannot say we have peace while your neighbor is shedding blood. Let Tanzanian soldiers do the job.

  • abdulaziz
    April 26, 2013 @ 06:37:18AM

    the government should be careful on sending its troops to DRC,this could cause many troubles to innocent people.

  • JIRESTH BIDYABANSIGA
    April 26, 2013 @ 04:08:24AM

    It's true that many people are suffering from the war led by the M23 rebels and no one is happy to see people flee their homes and go to other places where they live like slaves. It is also not good to kill innocent people, who are not involved in any political conflict. M23, you must have mercy on shedding innocent blood, as those you want to fight has never been affected, those affected are women, children and innocent men. Why don't you lay down your weapons? And why are you still influenced by people who don't know your country? There was no need for Tanzanian troops to come to DRC if peace agreements were achieved and also, if you are patriotic enough to your nation and you value the most-wanted peace. Look at those who incite you, they are living happily at their homes, but you are living in jungles like animals. Why don't you leave them and be useful to your country? I am so hurt to see my fellow Africans are killing each other as if they are animals who do not have reasoning power. I beg you to be patriotic to your nation and stop violence and build a true democracy. Jiresth Bidyabansiga Rugiga University of Dodoma BA, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

  • Maseke
    April 26, 2013 @ 04:02:48AM

    Go, go, go, JWTZ. M23 have no mercy to the people of DRC.

  • Yusitini Musoni
    April 25, 2013 @ 12:47:59PM

    Anjouan in Comoros was an African undertaking. The DRC thing is Tanzania selling out to France via corrupt Jakaya Kiwete who has already pocketed the Euros. It is not even about Congo, so cut the crap you jealous,lazy waswahili

  • fredy
    April 25, 2013 @ 10:45:24AM

    This is very fantastic.

  • RWEBANGIRA
    April 25, 2013 @ 10:27:37AM

    Fight those rebels until they stop the habit of killing citizens.

  • heryson sanga
    April 25, 2013 @ 10:03:34AM

    THE ARMY SHOULD GET WELL PREPARED BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE SUFFERING IN THE HANDS OF THIS SMALL GROUP OF M23.

  • francis ngomuo
    April 25, 2013 @ 09:21:05AM

    Thx SABAHI..! please , updates us of what is going on there.

  • juma musa
    April 25, 2013 @ 09:18:03AM

    The government shall not go back. All the best to Tanzanian soldiers. Tanzania should also prepare to attack Malawi as soon as possible. Avoiding contempt, it is better to fight a useful war and not wasting energy. Let's change. Let's seek peace and Tanzanian national interests.

  • mathias mwita
    April 25, 2013 @ 05:05:19AM

    Tanzanian forces have to be careful in the country of Congo, because there are big strange forests and they don't know their whereabouts.

  • costantine
    April 25, 2013 @ 04:10:39AM

    I am supporting the Tanzanian army for its peaceful mission in the eastern Congo because humanitarian situation is too bad over there. Women are being raped and children are dying.

  • Leonard nundi
    April 25, 2013 @ 01:26:48AM

    I think M23 have nothing to do. They don't have the capacity to fight the Tanzanian forces. They don't understand that they kill innocent Congolese and God doesn't like it. And Congolese blood shall curse them.

  • Yusuph Hamis
    April 25, 2013 @ 01:08:17AM

    Don't mention this M23 humiliation! Tanzanian forces should move on saving hundreds of mothers and children who are suffering.

  • nduza boni
    April 24, 2013 @ 06:00:36PM

    Tanzania is trusted in restoring peace in Africa. It has participated in liberating many nations. As a nationalist who loves African continent and Congo in particular, and as a patriotic Tanzanian, I support my country in restoring Congo's peace and if possible M23 should be beaten and chased away.

  • otoyo ondieck
    April 24, 2013 @ 03:39:10PM

    War is about threatening.

  • ALFRED NGOMA
    April 24, 2013 @ 10:04:25AM

    If they were really respecting Mwalimu Nyerere's legacy, they would have settled their matters on the table and not gone to war, because Mwalimu never went to war without strong reasons. They can ask Idd Amini.

  • salim
    April 24, 2013 @ 09:08:35AM

    I am Salim Yusuf from Dar es Salaam... The government should stop interfering into other people's business and should come back home to address its citizens' problems, including extreme poverty, unemployment and poor governance (CORRUPTION) and poor social services...

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