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Rwanda Rejects U.N. Draft Report on Congo

Rwanda on Sunday rejected a draft U.N. report that accuses the country’s officials of directly helping renegade Congolese troops who temporarily seized a key city in eastern Congo last month. Rwandan Minister for Regional Cooperation Protais Mitali said the draft, leaked to The Associated Press before its release — expected Tuesday — was unfair and biased because its authors both refused to give Rwanda more than one day to discuss initial findings, and declined to discuss final accusations by claiming the investigation was secret. The draft report says Rwandan officials recruited, trained and sheltered potential fighters in the Rwandan border town of Cyangugu, promising them mobile phones or $100 to fight with forces loyal to renegade Col. Jules Mutebutsi in the neighboring Congolese province of South Kivu. Full Story

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