AFRICANGLOBE – The United States has been accused of blocking a UN report titled ‘Rwanda Fueling Congo Violence’ which examines claims that Rwanda is fuelling a violent rebellion in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo.
According to the leaked report, rebel soldiers told United Nations officials that they were Rwandans who had been sent across the border to fight in a mutiny in eastern Congo that has displaced tens of thousands of civilians.
The report says the Rwandan authorities have been complicit in recruiting soldiers for Congolese rebel leader, General Bosco Ntaganda, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
On Wednesday rebel fighters who have been captured and interviewed in the eastern Congo revealed a Rwandan network supporting the mutiny.
The Congolese government claims that the report is being stalled by Rwanda and its allies on the security council to protect President Paul Kagame.
Kagame has repeatedly dismissed the allegations.
Recently Kagame slammed the international community for “endlessly” blaming Rwanda for the DRC’s woes.
He also called on Congo to take responsibility for a surge in rebel fighting rather than blame its neighbour for stoking the violence.