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UN Warns Rwanda over DR Congo

Rwanda has been told by the United Nations Security Council that the world is monitoring its actions in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where it backs a rebel group that is in violation of a ceasefire. Security Council ambassadors visited Rwanda as part of a tour of central Africa, during which they are trying to end the conflict in DR Congo which is estimated to have cost three million lives over the past decade. Rwanda occupied part of eastern DR Congo until last year and several African states accuse it of still having troops there, though Rwanda denies this. The Rwandans say they originally sent troops to DR Congo to stop rebels that threatened them from bases beyond their border. They say their soldiers were all pulled out last year, but the DR Congo Government says Rwanda is still present and illegally exploiting the mineral riches in the east of the country. Full Story

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