RWANDA HAS welcomed the intervention of the African Union (AU) in the stand off between Kigali and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which could soon result in the disarming of the Interahamwe militia. “We are happy with the AU meetings which clearly show they have realised that the issue is not of Rwanda troops being in the DRC, but of the Interahamwe planning attacks on Rwanda from Congo,” a seniour Rwandan official said last Friday. Dr Richard Sezibera, President Paul Kagame’s Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region, told The EastAfrican that Kigali was happy that the AU’s Peace and Security Council (PSC) was addressing the root cause of the problem. The PSC met in Libreville, Gabon, last week and affirmed the need to disarm by force the former Rwanda Armed Forces (ex-FAR), Interahamwe and other armed groups in DRC. Full Story
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