UN to resume support in fight against Congo rebel group

By Editorial Board - 1 February 2016 at 6:06 pm

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A state media report says Congo and the United Nations have agreed to resume cooperating in operations against one of the most entrenched rebel groups in the country’s volatile east.

Last February, the U.N. formally ended support for a Congo military offensive against the FDLR group after two Congolese generals suspected of human rights violations were chosen to lead it. The FDLR was formed by extremist Rwandan Hutus who fled into eastern Congo after the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

But Congo Defense Minister Crispin Atama Tabe told state media Thursday that the country’s U.N. mission had agreed to provide logistical and military support for future operations against the FDLR.

Officials could not be reached Friday to clarify if the generals linked to rights abuses would be involved.


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