President Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo, in an address to the UN General Assembly, said the M23, a key armed rebel movement causing instability in his country, is supported by Rwanda.
“The involvement of Rwanda and its responsibility in the tragedy that my country and my compatriots, in the areas occupied by the Rwandan army and its allies of the M23, are no longer questionable,” Tshisekedi said on Tuesday evening.
The allegations are not new. Tensions between the two countries over the M23 flare sporadically.
The M23 had been relatively dormant for years but has resumed its attacks in eastern Congo. It has since intensified its activities in the region along Congo’s border with Rwanda and, in June, captured the strategic town of Bunagana near the border…