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Rwanda can now not settle for Congolese refugees

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Rwandan president Paul Kagame mentioned on Monday that the nation can no longer settle for refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

In japanese DRC, a area wealthy in mineral assets, preventing between authorities forces and rebels from the M23 motion, a former Tutsi rise up, has elevated tensions with neighbouring Rwanda, which the DRC accuses of supporting the militia. 

Rwanda nevertheless denies any involvement.

In line with the UN Excessive Fee for Refugees (UNHCR), in November 2022 Rwanda had some 72,000 Congolese refugees.

In a report revealed in December, UN-mandated consultants mentioned they’d collected “substantial proof” of “direct intervention by the Rwandan Defence Forces (RDF) on the territory of the DRC” at the very least between November 2021 and October 2022.

Diplomatic initiatives have been launched to attempt to resolve the disaster in japanese DRC, the place an East African regional pressure, led by Kenya, is being deployed.