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Rwanda’s Kagame has no problem being excluded from Congo regional military force

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FILE PHOTO: Rwandan president Paul Kagame addresses delegates on the Africa CEO Discussion board in Kigali, Rwanda March 25, 2019. REUTERS/Jean Bizimana

NAIROBI, July 4 (Reuters) – Rwandan President Paul Kagame mentioned on Monday his nation has no downside being excluded from a regional navy power to be deployed to finish many years of bloodshed attributable to militant exercise in japanese Democratic Republic of Congo.

In April the seven international locations of the East African Neighborhood (EAC) which Congo joined this 12 months, agreed to arrange a joint power however Congo’s President had objected to the Rwandan military collaborating.Learn full story

“I’ve no downside with that,” he informed the nation’s state broadcaster. “We’re not begging anybody that we take part within the power.”

Regardless of billions of {dollars} spent on one of many United Nation’s largest peacekeeping forces, greater than 120 insurgent teams proceed to function throughout massive swathes of east Congo virtually twenty years after the official finish of the central African nation’s civil wars.

The EAC has known as on native armed teams to affix a political course of to resolve their grievances or “be dealt with militarily”, the workplace of Kenya’s president mentioned in April.

Latest makes an attempt to cease the violence militarily have confirmed unsuccessful, and in some circumstances backfired, safety analysts and human rights teams say.

(Reporting by Clement Uwiringiyimana; Writing by Hereward HollandEditing by James Macharia Chege)

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