Congo Rebellion Threatens Ties with Rwanda | Voice of America
By Gabe Joselow
NAIROBI - Accusations that Rwanda is supporting a rebellion in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are raising tensions between the two nations. Rwanda denies any involvement in Congolese affairs.
Rwanda President Paul Kagame, speaking at a news conference in Kigali Tuesday, told reporters Rwanda has nothing to do with the rebellion that began in North Kivu province in April. “I have simply, and this [means] Rwanda, has simply no responsibility for it. Somebody else has responsibility for it,” he said.
Kagame’s remarks followed a slew of allegations that Rwanda is funding, arming and feeding a group of rebel soldiers who defected from the Congolese army in April.