DRC wants UN to neatralise rebels

2012-09-01 12:16

New York - The Democratic Republic of Congo says it wants the UN Security Council to strengthen the mandate of the UN peacekeeping force in the African country so it can "neutralise" a new rebel movement and a force that helped perpetrate the 1994 Rwanda genocide.

DRC's Foreign Minister Raymond Tshibanda N'tunga Mulongo said on Friday his government also wants the UN force to monitor and protect his country's border with Rwanda.

Mulongo said he urged Security Council members at meetings this week to impose sanctions on those named in a UN report in July that accused high-ranking Rwandan officials of helping to create, arm and support the new M23 rebel movement.

Rwanda's Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo vehemently denies the accusations.

The conflict in eastern DRC is a spillover from Rwanda's 1994 genocide.

  • tin.can.501598 - 2012-09-01 14:18

    At first I thought the headline had something to do with giving the rebels more formal uniforms.Cmon News 24 !

  • Madoqua - 2012-09-01 15:13

    mmm...that is the term for neutralizing the enemy by cutting off their gonads. Should work.

  • wallace.outkast - 2012-09-08 17:51

    my beautifull land....

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