Friday, April 26, 2013
FSRN Rwandan Government Found to Support Congolese Rebels
Published on Jul 8, 2012
A team of UN experts says that the Rwandan military is providing support for rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where an armed rebellion that erupted in April threatens to destabilize the region. According to text of an annex to the UN report that was not immediately made public, but quoted by Agence France Presse and Foreign Policy magazine, Rwandan officers supported rebels "through providing weapons, military supplies, and new recruits." On Monday, the Rwandan Foreign Ministry denied supporting the rebels. Lucrative trade in minerals is flourishing in the region and the US support for the Rwandan government has come under criticism. For more, we're joined by Claude Gatebuke, executive director of the African Great Lakes Action Coalition in the US. He's also a survivor of the 1994 Rwanda genocide.