Congo: Rwanda and Uganda Arm Congo Rebels, U.N. Report Says

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Rwanda’s defense minister is commanding a rebellion in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo that is being armed by Rwanda and Uganda, who also sent troops to aid the insurgents in a deadly attack on United Nations peacekeepers, according to a United Nations report. The United Nations Security Council’s Group of Experts said in a confidential report that Rwanda and Uganda have continued to support M23 rebels in their six-month fight against Congolese troops. The report said M23 has expanded its territory, increased recruitment of child soldiers and summarily executed recruits and prisoners. The report accused Rwanda of violating a United Nations arms embargo. Uganda and Rwanda…

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