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DR Congo accuses Rwanda of utilizing refugees as leverage

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Kinshasa accused Rwanda of utilizing refugees for political functions on Wednesday, after its neighbour stated it will now not soak up folks fleeing violence within the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Rwandan President Paul Kagame stated Monday that his nation “can’t hold internet hosting refugees” — stoking already excessive tensions between the 2 nations.

The spokesman for the Congolese authorities stated the remarks by Rwanda’s President  proved that human rights have been of no worth to him.

He accused Kigali of blackmailing the worldwide neighborhood through the use of refugees for political functions.

Patrick Muyaya stated despite the fact that President Kagame had tried to stroll again on his remarks on the topic, he had “revealed his true intentions”.

Greater than 70,000 Congolese have crossed to Rwanda, fleeing a battle between the federal government and the M23 rebels, which the worldwide neighborhood says is supported by Rwanda. Kigali denies the declare.

Japanese Congo is scarred by dozens of conflicts, principally over mineral sources.