DR Congo President accuses Tutsi Rwanda President, USA dismisses case

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Tutsi Rwandan President Paul Kegame had been accused by Congolese president, Joseph Kabila of supporting militants loyal to renegade Army general Laurent Nkunda in their insurgency in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but the USA has moved to acquit the president for lack of sufficient evidence, reports claim.

Congolese government however maintains their stands that Kegame is backing the Tutsi rebels.

The rebels’ tightened their grip on towns they recently seized from the national army over the weekend as the internally displaced persons affected by the rebel clashes with the government began returning to their villages.

Meanwhile, United Nations peacekeepers are expected in the rebel stronghold today to help those displaced by the fighting.

Jendayi Frazer, US Assistant Secretary of State insists that there is no evidence to support the claims that the Rwanda government is in support of the rebel National Congress for the Defense of the People (CNDP) loyal to Laurent Nkunda.

According to reports from the Voice of America, the latest development on the ground is the visit of diplomats and some other delegations from different countries, especially, European countries, as well as the United States.

Situation on the ground, is that the rebels are still outside Goma town and anytime, they may attack the town. They (rebels) decided not to enter the town for fear that they would be accused of committing atrocities which have been committed over the last couple of days.

The DRC is trying to show that the conflict in Eastern Congo is as a result of the involvement of Rwanda. But the evidence that the government presented has not been accepted by the international community.

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