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Obama urges Rwandan president to stop support for M23 rebels in Congo | guardian.co.uk

Barack Obama has urged the Rwandan president, Paul Kagame, to halt support for rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, a move welcomed by critics of Kagame’s government.

The United States, and in particular its UN ambassador, Susan Rice, have been accused of turning a blind eye to Rwanda’s meddling in its neighbour, partly because of residual guilt over the 1994 genocide.

But in a phone call to Kagame, Obama “underscored that any support to the rebel group M23 is inconsistent with Rwanda’s desire for stability and peace”.

For more on this story, visit: Obama urges Rwandan president to stop support for M23 rebels in Congo | World news | guardian.co.uk.

 

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