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A United Nations report has found that Rwandan citizens were recruited by rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
A United Nations report has found that Rwandan citizens were recruited by rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Agence France Presse reported.
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According to documents sighted by the BBC, 11 people, including a minor, were recruited into the March 23 rebel movement, M23, which is made up of mutineers from the DRC army.
Hiroute Guebre-Selassie, the head of the UN mission in the DRC, which is known as MONUSCO, told Radio France Internationale the Rwandans had been recruited in the village of Mundede.
It is understood the fighters were recruited in March, and were told they were joining Rwanda's national army. They were reportedly given weapons training before being sent to the DRC.
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Rwanda's Foreign Minister, Louise Mushikiwabo, described the allegations as “lies,” saying the UN had not verified the information, and was merely repeating rumors, the All Africa news site reported.